The Designated Daughter

Written & Performed by Victoria Podesta
Directed by Mark Kenward

October 19 – November 2 | San Francisco
Wednesdays at 8pm | Saturdays at 5pm
Sundays at 2pm


Show Description

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.

Artist Biography

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.

Show Info

Tickets: $20 – $35 sliding scale | $55 and $100 Reserved Seating
October 19 – November 2 | San Francisco Studio Theater
Wednesdays 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.

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To purchase tickets online, please click on a date below

(please review price descriptions above):

  • October 19, 2019 5:00 PMDesignated Daughter 10-19-19 (SF)
  • October 20, 2019 2:00 PMDesignated Daughter 10-20-19 (SF)
  • October 26, 2019 5:00 PMDesignated Daughter 10-26-19 (SF)
  • October 27, 2019 2:00 PMDesignated Daughter 10-27-19 (SF)
  • October 30, 2019 8:00 PMDesignated Daughter 10-30-19 (SF)
  • November 2, 2019 5:00 PMDesignated Daughter 11-02-19 (SF)
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Monday – Friday 1 – 4pm, 415.282.3055
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