(All performances located at our San Francisco Mainstage unless otherwise noted)
February 13 & 27
“HELP, GOD, I HEAR YOU HATE US” by Beth Huizenga
We come into this life alone and we leave it alone. And one of the first and last signs of life is the ability to poop. Does that mean God has a sense of humor? Besides having a funny bone, is the Supreme Divine Being (if he or she exists) pissed? Often? Maybe. Sometimes? Probably? How can we know it’s God and not the Percocet talking? Beth Huizenga was raised in a very religious community which traumatized her young mind and spread toxins into her spirituality. learn how a toxicity in her body helped detoxify her mind and spirit. Oh, and there will be more talk of poop!
“NO SPRING CHICKENS: 100 IS THE NEW 80” by Susan Evans & Marleen Smith
Two healthcare professionals navigating the vicissitudes of aging.
“LOVE MY WAY” by Leslie McLean
After turning 40, Leslie participated in a year long love coaching program. This piece is about that experience- trying to become the One to attract the One. She was advised to stop dating and to limit herself to uplifting audio and visual input. In the process she discovered an affection for Baroque music as well as a certain Czechoslovakian adult male performer. The piece explores benefits and challenges of love coaching and the pros and cons of romantic porn. It includes a little neuroscience of desire, an affection for early music and a few Slavic utterances.
“I’VE ACCEPTED EVERYONE’S DEATH BUT MY OWN” by Liz Macera
“I’ve Accepted Everyone’s Death But My Own” is Liz Macera’s personal and professional (as a palliative care nurse practitioner) experiences with death.
“MY STROKE OF LUCK” by Diane Barnes
Who are you when the ‘you’ you know is gone? What becomes of your family when the ‘you’ they know is gone? And who do you all have the courage to become? Developed with David Ford and Directed by Rebecca Fisher, “My Stroke of Luck” shares Diane’s journey of medical catastrophe and recovery, not as the physician she is, but a single mom to a frightened teenage son. A spellbinding and funny look at love, family, and seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
Diane Barnes is a physician, Meisner trained actor, writer, and storyteller.
More Performances On…
March 6, 20
March 13, 27