Marsh Rising

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Two Minds

Written by Lynne Kaufman
Directed by Robert Kelley
Performed by Jackson Davis & Brian Herndon
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 7:30pm
60 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 13+
Tickets: $10 – $15 sliding scale

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  • June 14, 2017 7:30 PMTwo Minds 06-14-17 (SF)
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Show Description

Ever wish you could make better decisions? So did Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, two brilliant Israeli psychologists who won a McArthur Genius Award and a Nobel Prize for their groundbreaking research on how we think. The two men were intellectually so aligned they could finish each other’s sentences, but emotionally their differences tore them apart. TWO MINDS tells the story of their unique collaboration and troubled friendship.. And it’s funny.

Lynne Kaufman, author of “Acid test: The many incarnations of Ram Dass,” is the playwright. Robert Kelley, Artistic Director of TheatreWorks, Silicon Valley directs. Actors Jackson Davis and Brian Herndon bring Danny and Amos to dramatic life.

Lynne Kaufman wrote “Acid Test: The Many Incarnations of Ram Dass” which played for nearly a year at The Marsh in SF and Berkeley. She has had twenty full length plays produced at such venues as The Magic Theatre, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Florida Studio Theatre, The Abingdon Theatre in NYC, and The Fountain Theater in LA.

Robert Kelley (Director) founded TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in 1970 and has been artistic director ever since. He has directed over 170 TheatreWorks productions, including many world or regional premieres. He has received the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Paine Knickerbocker Award and Jerry Friedman Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has also received many BATCC and Back Stage West Garland Awards for Outstanding Direction.

Jackson Davis (Kahneman) has worked throughout the Bay Area acing in classical plays, comedies, dramas, and musicals. He has worked on the world premiers of the musicals Max Understood with Paul Dresher Ensemble, The Fourth Messenger at the Ashby Stage, Hans Christian Anderson at ACT and Josephine at TheaterWorks, as well as the workshop production of Painting America by Lynne Kaufman. He performed the solo piece An Iliad at Pacific Repertory in Carmel and again at San Jose Stage Company, and as Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor at Livermore Shakespeare Festival. He has also appeared with Aurora Theater, The Magic, Marin Theater Company, San Francisco Playhouse, San Jose Repertory Theater, Word for Word, and Z Space.

Brian Herndon (Tversky) last worked with Kelley, Jack, and Lynne on “Painting America,” the musical of the life of Norman Rockwell. He’s been part of numerous New Works Festivals at TheatreWorks, and with Kelley has originated roles in two world premier musicals, “Emma” and “Being Ernest.” Brian has also worked across the Bay Area at Marin Theater Company, Aurora Theater, San Jose Stage, Berkeley Playhouse, Shotgun Players, SF Shakes, and others. He holds his MFA from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and studied at the Dell’Arte School. He is proud to be in the PlayGround company and the Actor’s Equity Association.