Written & Performed by Victoria Podesta
Directed by Mark Kenward
October 19 – November 2, 2019 | San Francisco
Wednesday at 8pm | Saturdays at 5pm
Sundays at 2pm
Every family has one: the dutiful child who stays behind shouldering familial responsibilities. Victoria wasn’t that daughter. But when 73-pound Marie, her elderly mother, moves in with her, wreaking comic chaos, forcing a painful confrontation with a buried past, and prompting the search for the perfect pillow, she has one last chance to build a bond of truth and love.
October 19th – Amanda Coggin, Zen Hospice Project Mindful Caregiver Education & Teaching Open Death Conversations
October 26th – Jim Van Buskirk, discussion leader, Death Cafe
October 30th – Gayle Greene, Ph.D., Professor Eritita, Literature and Women’s Studies and author, Missing Persons, a memoir about dealing with death in a culture that gives no help.
November 2nd – Amanda Coggin, Zen Hospice Project Mindful Caregiver Education & Teaching Open Death Conversations
Victoria Podesta first performed at The Marsh almost 30 years ago with the solo work “Far to Go.” Had she known that title would be prophetic, she might have chosen another. Now, she is returning to the theater with The Designated Daughter and other tales of the mother/daughter bond/bind. The Designated Daughter premiered in Three Cat Productions 2017 SOLO Chicago Festival.
Tickets: $20 – $35 sliding scale | $55 and $100 Reserved Seating
October 19 – November 2 | San Francisco Studio Theater
Wednesday at 8pm |Saturdays at 5pm | Sundays at 2pm
75 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 15+ | Please do not bring infants to the show
For more information on the sliding scale ticketing policy, late seating and reserved seating please click here.
The Designated Daughter is being present by The Marsh as part of the Reimagine End of Life Festival, a citywide exploration of death and celebration of life through creativity and conversation.
Photos by Daniel D Baumer