Steve Budd

WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT LOVE

Written & Performed by Steve Budd
Directed by David Ford

February 2 – March 3 | Berkeley
Fridays at 8pm | Saturdays at 8:30pm

OPENING NIGHT February 9

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Best of Fringe: 2016 San Francisco Fringe Festival

“What They Said About Love was funny, poignant, thoughtful, and revealing about the search for love. It was an amazing performance.” –Richard Connema, TalkinBroadway.com

Show Description

Steve Budd (actor and writer) wonders why other people can and he can’t–tie the knot, that is. So he asked couples about the push and pull of love—what keeps them from pulling apart despite annoying the heck out of each other. He spoke to some singles, too, about why they can’t seem to settle down. Meet a New Age couple that met before they met, an artist who can’t resist homeless guys in her West Oakland ‘hood, and a pair of Metal Heads who thought it would be a hoot to get married on 6-6-6. Satisfy your voyeuristic tendencies about how others look for love—and, in some cases, find it. This is documentary theater at its best, a la Anna Deaveare Smith. Steve Budd brings 12 characters to life, using their words from hours of interviews, and weaves in the story of his own search for a life partner. The piece was developed with the help and direction of David Ford at The Marsh, with additional assistance from Mark Kenward, John Coppola, and Slater Penney.

Talkbacks:

February 2: A conversation with three dating and relationship coaches, Kimi Avary, Maya Diamond, & Greg Schwartz

Artist Biography

Steve Budd is an actor, writer, storyteller, standup comic, solo performer, and single guy. He has performed at many Bay Area venues, including The Marsh, The San Francisco Fringe Festival, Tell It On Tuesday, T.M.I., Busting Out, The Shout, The Vent, and Solo Sundays. He’s also acted with many local theater companies, including the San Francisco Playhouse, Custom Made, the New Conservatory, Impact, and Marin Shakespeare. He performed a previous version of this show at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival. He lives in Oakland. Find out more at stevebudd.net

Show Info

Tickets: $20 – $35 sliding scale | $55 and $100 Reserved Seating
February 2 – March 3 | Berkeley
Fridays at 8pm | Saturdays at 8:30pm
65 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 15+ | 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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  • February 2, 2018 8:00 PMWhat They Said About Love 02-02-18 (Berkeley)
  • February 3, 2018 8:30 PMWhat They Said About Love 02-03-18 (Berkeley)
  • February 9, 2018 8:00 PMWhat They Said About Love 02-09-18 (Berkeley)
  • February 10, 2018 8:30 PMWhat They Said About Love 02-10-18 (Berkeley)
  • February 16, 2018 8:00 PMWhat They Said About Love 02-16-18 (Berkeley)
  • February 17, 2018 8:30 PMWhat They Said About Love 02-17-18 (Berkeley)
  • February 23, 2018 8:00 PMWhat They Said About Love 02-23-18 (Berkeley)
  • February 24, 2018 8:30 PMWhat They Said About Love 02-24-18 (Berkeley)
  • March 2, 2018 8:00 PMWhat They Said About Love 03-02-18 (Berkeley)
  • March 3, 2018 8:30 PMWhat They Said About Love 03-03-18 (Berkeley)
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