My friend, Rita, was talking to me about how I am the “vessel” for stories about The Marsh and its performers over the past twenty-five years. That must be true, how could it not be, but I hadn’t thought much about it or made a story list, for that matter. But with the closing weekend of Josh Kornbluth’s HAIKU TUNNEL — The Marsh’s first show, now revived for our 25h Anniversary year- here, most briefly, is one of my Josh stories.
Josh first performed a segment of Haiku Tunnel at The Monday Night Marsh (1991) when we were at Morty’s in North Beach. He was coming down with a cold, so I suggested the Chinese remedy, Yin Chao. As we drove to my house to get the little pills, he told me that the letters in the performance were inspired by the letter he wrote to me to get a spot in the Monday Night Series.
If you have seen Haiku, you may remember that this is a major story line in the performance about letters going astray at the law office where Josh worked. If you haven’t, or want to again, come on down to Marsh Berkeley this week. Haiku closes on Saturday, March 28. I’ll be there celebrating my teeny moment of musehood! There will be cake.
Berkeleyside is also on our side: http://www.berkeleyside.com/2015/03/20/the-it-list-five-things-to-do-in-berkeley-this-weekend-130/
It’s also the final improv of REPORTS FROM THE ZEN HOSPICE on Monday, 3/30.
Things are heating up. I say that both literally and figuratively, as it is pretty toasty today. But more importantly, we have some incredible openings happening in the next few weeks:
Don Reed’s opening night of STEREOTYPO: Rants and Rumblings at the DMV, is April 3.
Geoff Hoyle’s LEAR’S SHADOW opens the following week on April 11.
David Kleinberg’s HEY, HEY, LBJ!, initiating our new Discovery Series, also starts on April 11.
FUNLOVING SHOW FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Unique Derique’s FOOL LA LA! $5-tickets with the passcode “funderful“
ALSO: This coming week on the Mainstages!
Sun: Brian Copeland’s THE WAITING PERIOD
Fri/Sat: Aaron Akins’ INTO THE COLE
Tue: Tell It On Tuesday
Piper Ferreira’s COPS AND ROBBERS, April 24 (SF)
Echo Brown’s, BLACK VIRGINS ARE NOT FOR HIPSTERS April 30 (SF)
May the Spring warmth warm your inner creative juices!
All my best,
Founder and Artistic Director