Race and Economic Disparity are huge issues. A headline in the Chronicle today read, “Huge Disparities in S.F. over resisting arrest.” Baltimore riots. SF Police Chief suit settled. These are the issues of our day.
The Marsh’s shows bubble up from what is bubbling. If you look at what shows on our roster this week, we have Piper Ferreira’s COPS AND ROBBERS, a show that couldn’t be more of this time (check out the SF Examiner review here), Don Reed’s STEREOTYPO, a humorous yet infinitely apropos look at a cultural mix and bureaucracy, David Kleinberg’s HEY, HEY, LBJ!, the plight of Vietnam vets not so different then today’s vets; Brian Copeland’s THE WAITING PERIOD, addressing issues of depression, whereas Charlie Varon’s FEISTY OLD JEW, looks at aging and tech gentrification. Meanwhile, Geoff Hoyle’s LEAR’S SHADOW takes on classism through his depiction of King Lear’s Fool (Use code ‘LEAR430‘ to get comp tickets for his Thursday’s show).
And this week, not only is Karen Ripley, opening OH NO THERE’S MAN ON THE LAND her Bay Area hysterically funny look at the women’s movement, but we start Echo Brown’s BLACK VIRGINS ARE NOT FOR HIPSTERS, where our hero simultaneously contemplates losing one’s virginity and America’s racial problems-kind of sister show of Cops and Robbers.
All at once, The Marsh is covering political terrain, with humor, political astuteness, and fantastic writing and action.
To celebrate our new shows by Echo and Karen, we are offering 5 pairs of comps to this weekend and next’s performances.
Hope you find the joy through the morass.
All my best,
Founder and Artistic Director