PolySHAMory

“Genuinely funny!”
… SF Chronicle

Jan 3rd through Feb 8th, 2020
Thursdays and Fridays @ 8pm | Saturdays @ 8:30pm

Written & Performed by Kate Robards
Directed by Maureen Monterubio
Sound Design by Valentine Monfeuga
Light/Soundboard Operator: Alexa Almira


Show Description

Kate has everything she’s ever dreamed of…but so does Kate’s husband’s girlfriend. With a polyamory therapist and a sex-positive ethos, Kate begins a polyamorous marriage that goes wrong. A story of his and her. And hers. And his. And sex. And therapy. And love.

This follow-up to the award-winning Ain’t That Rich, which ran for seven weeks at The Marsh in the fall of 2017, is filled with emotionally nuanced storytelling. A riveting sexcapade of love, betrayal, and friendship! “Best Bet” at NYC’s FRIGID 2018 Festival.


Hillarious and heartbreaking… thoughtful, emotional lessons and powerful finale.” The Washington Post 

“Comedian, Kate Robards, delivers a spellbinding narrative about friendship, true love and an open relationship from hell. A must see!”  Stellar Underground (Gotham Storytelling NYC review)
 
“Robards knows how to drop a punchline and put together a tightly wound, joke-focused story.” Theasy (Best of Frigid NYC Fest)
 
“Robards is a true gem who has audience members chuckling one moment and tearing up the next.” Montreal Theatre Hub

“With her experience in stand-up, Robards knows how to drop a punchline and put together a tightly wound, joke-focused story.”  Theasy (New York review)

“Robards leaves us with a brave tale, told expertly. Another brilliant evening of theatre!” DC Theatre Scene

“Robards’ onstage personality and knack for comedic delivery make this unique story immensely enjoyable.”  Theasy (New York review)

“You don’t need to be up on your poly acronyms to enjoy this heartful, funny, and open show about Kate Robards’ journey into and out of a polyamorous marriage…” 

“Where the show really gets its guts, though, is the tension Robards has as someone of less material means married to one who has abundant means.” Montreal Rampage

Artist Biography

Kate Robards lives in New York City and is an award-winning writer, comic, and actor from Orange, Texas. She recently wrote jokes and monologues for the 2019 Shorty Awards and Bustle and has written for Kathy Griffin, Stacey Abrams & Busy Phillips. The Washington Post called her work “hilarious and heartbreaking,” and the San Francisco Chronicle said she has “wry wit.” Kate can be seen in New York City at her weekly standup residency at The Blond in SoHo every Tuesday, 9 pm, or at one of her three monthly shows: Strawberry Milk, Peach Pit at The Stand, and Cousins at The Freehand Hotel. Her comedy pilot, “PolySHAMory,” was a finalist for the 2019 Sundance Episodic Lab. She has an MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts and has been seen on Vice, Inside Edition, and College Humor. IG and Twitter – @katerobards

Show Info

Tickets: $20 – $35 
$55 and $100 Reserved Seating

Jan 3rd – Feb 8th, 2020|SF Studio
Previews | January 3 – 9
Opening Night | January 11
Thurs at 8 pm | Fri at 8 pm | Sat at 8:30 pm
75 minutes| No Intermission | Ages 17+ | Please do not bring infants to the show

For Tickets to the February 6, 7, and 8 shows, click the image below!

Buy Tix by phone:
Monday – Friday 1 – 4pm, 415.282.3055
(Additional service fees apply)

Also at The Marsh!