Solo Performer Spotlight
Saturday, August 29 | 7:30pm PDT
What They Said About Love
Immediately followed by a Q&A with
Founder/Artistic Director Stephanie Weisman
In WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT LOVE, Steve Budd wonders why other people can – and he can’t – find lasting love. Budd interviewed dozens of couples to find out how they search for love, find it and keep it. The show sheds light on how people meet and make it to the altar, the push and pull of relationships, singles who can’t seem to settle down, and more. The actor captures the physical and vocal nuances of more than a dozen characters, using their own words taken from hours of interviews, and weaves in his relentless search for “the one.”
Audiences get to satisfy their voyeuristic curiosity about how others look for love and – in some cases – find it. They’ll meet a cast of characters including a New Age couple who could swear they met before they met, a couple who found each other on Craigslist, two metalheads who thought it would be a hoot to get married on 6-6-06, and many more.
WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT LOVE is directed by Mark Kenward and developed with David Ford. The show won Best of the San Francisco Fringe in 2016, was a Theatre Bay Area Top 5 Solo Show of 2018, and has been performed to acclaim at The Marsh in San Francisco, the Ark Theatre Company in Los Angeles, the Canal Café Theatre in London, the PIT Loft in Manhattan, the Regent Theatre in Boston, and Fringe Festivals in Ottawa, Indianapolis and L.A.
Theatrius: “‘What They Said about Love’ sparkles with manic and irrepressible charm.”
TalkinBroadway.com: “…funny, poignant, thoughtful, and revealing about the search for love.”
Visitorium (Ottawa): “… a charming and clever mashup of personal storytelling and verbatim theatre. A heartfelt, crowd-pleasing gem.”
East Bay Express: “A hilarious take on how people fall in love.”
About the Performer
Steve Budd is an actor, writer, storyteller, standup comic, and solo performer living in Oakland, California. He has trained at The Marsh and with The Groundlings in L.A. Originally from Boston, Steve has performed with the San Francisco Playhouse, Custom Made Theatre Company, New Conservatory Theatre Center, Central Works, Impact Theatre, Marin Shakespeare Company, Wheelock Family Theater, The Theater at Monmouth, and The English Theatre Company of Israel.
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