Banana Crabtree Simon – CJ de Mooi

Banana Crabtree Simon


Live and In-Person at the San Francisco Mainstage
One Night only!

Performed by CJ de Mooi
Written by David Hendon
Directed by Dan Phillips

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Wedesday, May 25, 7:30 pm

Tickets: $20 – $35 General Seating sliding scale | $50 and $100 Reserved Seating
70 minutes | No Intermission
Please do not bring infants to the show


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About the Show

‘Written by acclaimed playwright David Hendon, Banana Crabtree Simon is an intimate and honest exploration of one man’s struggle with early onset dementia. Directed by Dan Phillips and featuring CJ de Mooi, this 70 minute monologue is an engaging and emotional journey which opened in London to a host of 5 star reviews and award nominations.’

For its initial run in London in 2018 Banana Crabtree Simon attracted a lot of attention including from the prestigious Off West End Awards which nominated it for Best New Play and Best Male Performance.

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Artist Biographies

CJ de Mooi (performer) has many diverse credits including plays and musicals in London’s west end. He has even appeared in drag at the famous Edinburgh Festival.

He spent 11 years as a professional quizzer on the daily BBC television show Eggheads but left to pursue his performing dream. A chess master and, for his age, an international level long distance runner, CJ clearly cannot keep still and loves traveling to experience new cultures.

David Hendon (playwright) is an accomplished playwright with his pieces Eyes to the Wind and Home Time vored runners up in the Kenneth Branagh New Writing Award of 2016 and 2017 respectively. He was commissioned to write a play, Sign of the Times, for the 2017 Edinburgh fringe and Banana Crabtree Simon will make its debut there in 2022.

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