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The_ScionThe Scion

Written & Performed by Brian Copeland
Directed by David Ford
January 11 – April 18 | San Francisco
Thurs, Fri 8pm; Sat 5pm

The Marsh presents a tale of privilege, murder, and sausage with the World Premiere of THE SCION, performed by award-winning performer Brian Copeland (Not a Genuine Black Man, The Waiting Period), written by Brian Copeland, developed by Brian Copeland and David Ford, directed by David Ford. In his third solo show, Copeland employs his razor sharp wit to explore the roles of privilege and government regulation in modern society. Using the events surrounding the infamous Santos Linguisa Factory triple homicide as a case study, Copeland examines the uneasy relationship between the law, and those who grow up believing they are above it. Delivered with Copeland’s signature style, THE SCION skillfully tiptoes the line between comedy and tragedy, adding a dash of humor to this riveting ripped-from-the-headlines subject matter. Copeland was most recently seen in his critically acclaimed one-man-show The Waiting Period, and broke the record for the longest-running solo show in San Francisco history with Not a Genuine Black Man.



webEast 14th

Written & Performed & Directed by Don Reed
March 21 – April 26 | Berkeley
Fri 8pm; Sat 8:30pm

“Hilarious. The audience can’t stop laughing…Don Reed plays all the characters with both ease and inexhaustible energy” – The New Yorker

“Hilarious. Energetic… Enchanting… An irresistable presence… an underground hit!”

“A graceful genial performer… It’s hard not to love 1970’s funk and soul and Don Reed.” – New York Times

NAACP Double Nominee – Best Actor Best Playwright

Back in 1970’s Oakland, his stepfather forced him to be a straight A, God-fearing church boy – but he wanted to be just like his dear old Dad. Too bad he didn’t know dear old Dad was a pimp.



Jill_Vice copyTipped & Tipsy

Written & Performed by Jill Vice
Co-creators: Dave Dennison & David Ford
Directed by David Ford
Thru May 17 | 
San Francisco
Sat 5 pm; Sun 7pm

Come to HAPPY’S! Meet the bartender, Candy, three of her regular, hard-drinking customers, the lascivious bar owner and an assortment of other saloon denizens. Ponder the magic forces that keep a drunk on his bar stool! Honor acts of alcohol-induced courage! Celebrate the traditions of the bar that transform a bunch of lonely drunks into a loving family! And mostly join Candy in her efforts to keep her favorite regular from drinking himself to death.