Written & Performed by Jill Vice
Developed with David Ford
Directed by Mark Kenward
Light/Soundboard Operator: Alexa Almira

March 24 – April 28, 2018 | San Francisco


“Audience Choice” -Winner IndyFringe

Theatre Bay Area Recommended Production

“Astonishing!… A loving send-up of a favorite genre.” –San Francisco Chronicle

“Wildly talented… It’s impossible to take your eyes off the animated actress.”

— San Francisco Examiner

“A truly magical moment in the theater… Vice plays each character in her story with well-defined physicality and voice.” –Theatrius

“Vice didn’t so much enter as make an entrance… A sequence spoofing ‘Vertigo’ is worth the price of admission alone!” –San Francisco Chronicle

“A delicious turn on noir, told from the point of view of the femme fatale, all martinis and seamed stockings.” –Winnipeg Free Press

“An impressive array of body language and vocal talent.” –Huffington Post

Show Description

When Sarah’s footing with her handsome podiatrist is undermined by an archrival, she takes drastic steps to keep her man.

On the heels of her award-winning show, Tipped & Tipsy, BEST-OF-FEST winner Jill Vice returns to The Marsh with a one-woman noir that puts the DIE in podiatry.

Talkbacks & Benefits:

February 8: Stay for a post-show talkback with Eddie Muller — Film noir has become one of the most popular of all cinema genres for a legion of dedicated followers worldwide. A major contributor to that renaissance is Eddie Muller, aka “The Czar of Noir.” Muller’s popular studies of the genre led to the creation of the NOIR CITY film festivals, which for more than fifteen years have been resurrecting classic and rare noir films such as The Prowler (1951) and Cry Danger (1951) in selected U.S. cities and international venues, including our very own Castro Theatre.  He has provided commentary on more than two dozen DVDs and in 2011 he presented a month-long series of rare noir at the Cinematheque Française in Paris. His novel, The Distance, earned the Best First Novel Award from the Private Eye Writers of America. Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star, which he cowrote with the actor, was a 2007 national bestseller. He is a guest programmer and presenter at the TCM Classic Film Festivals in Hollywood and most recently can be seen on t.v. hosting TCM’s Noir Alley every Sunday at 10am ET.

Artist Biography

Jill Vice is a San Francisco based acting/movement coach and director of many new and unusual solo shows (Marga Gomez’s “Pound,” Elaine Magree’s “Holding the Edge,” Rebecca Fisher’s “The Magnificence of the Disaster,” and Lisa Rothman’s “Date Night At Pet Emergency” to name a few). Her quest is to make theater more physically vibrant. For more information about her coaching services, visit JillVice.com

A San Francisco based solo performer herself, Vice’s previous one woman show, “Tipped & Tipsy” was developed at The Marsh in San Francisco with director David Ford and was praised by critics and audiences for its sold out performances at the 2013 SF Fringe Festival where it won Best of Fest. “Tipped & Tipsy” went on to have an extended run at the Marsh in San Francisco and has been touring the United States and Canada ever since.

Vice’s latest piece, “A Fatal Step” has already enjoyed many accolades from its inaugural international tour including “Audience Choice” and the “Sold Out” Award at IndyFringe.  Ms. Vice is thrilled to be bringing “A Fatal Step” back home to San Francisco.