Paul Sussman


Written & Performed by Paul Sussman
Developed with Charlie Varon
Directed by Kenny Yun

April 27 – May 18 | San Francisco
Saturdays at 5pm



Show Description

We’ve traded up our caves, tripled our life spans, written Ulysses, and gone to the moon. And along the way, melted the ice caps, oppressed the crap out of each other, and elected you-know-who.  Are we getting anywhere?  From the first gentrification (sorry, Neanderthals!) to the secrets of the genome, Paul takes on (and smacks down!) the big questions of Progress, Faith and Where it All Ends.

Artist Biography

Paul Sussman has written and performed a series of solo pieces through the eyes of road-ragers, insects, Anabaptists, cannibals, and others who persist in the search for meaning amidst the puzzling evidence.  He developed his approach to melodrama and farce through years of work in financial management with Bay Area nonprofit organizations. This is his first hour-length show and in recognition of this milestone he now refers to himself in the third person.

Show Info

Tickets: $25 – $35 sliding scale | $55 & $100 Reserved Seating
April 27 – May 18 | San Francisco Studio Theater
Saturdays at 5pm
70 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 13+ | 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.

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To purchase tickets online, please click on a date below
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  • April 27, 2019 5:00 PMThe Wrong Kind of Pessimism 04-27-19 (SF)
  • May 4, 2019 5:00 PMThe Wrong Kind of Pessimism 05-04-19 (SF)
  • May 11, 2019 5:00 PMThe Wrong Kind of Pessimism 05-11-19 (SF)
  • May 18, 2019 5:00 PMThe Wrong Kind of Pessimism 05-18-19 (SF)
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