Tomorrow is May, where did April go? I haven't quite figured that out, but I do know that May has a ton of shows/events going on, and you should know about them!
###DIVAfest May 9th - June 2nd
DIVAfest is theatre festival celebrating woman. This year's festival features two new plays, as well as exciting other events. All shows are happening at the EXIT Theatre.
Here's the line-up:
####You're Going To Bleed May 9th - June 1st
by Melissa Fall, directed by Claire Rice
Tickets $15, $20, and $25
####The Helen Project May 10th, 11th, 24th, and 25th
By Megan Cohen and Amy Clare Tasker, directed by Amy Claire Tasker
####Rebel Without A Bra: A Burlesque Cabaret May 11th - June 1st
Tickets $15, $20, and $25
####Book in Progress Reading from author Erika Atkinson June 1st
####Closing Champagne Brunch June 2nd
###Best of PlayGround 17 May 9th - 26th
PlayGround each year challenges playwrights in it's writers pool to write ten minute plays in short periods of time. Throughout the year, the writers are given a topic and only a few days to complete a script. The top scripts are given staged readings during Monday Night Playground. From those scripts, they select 6 to be given a full production and that is what the Best of PlayGround is! This year they've put together an excellent show, it's not to be missed!
This year's selected plays/playwrights are:
Symmetrical Smack-Down by William Bivins, directed by Jim Kleinmann
Value Over Replacement by Ruben Grijalva, directed by Katja Rivera
The Spherical Loneliness of Beverly Onion by Katie May, directed by Rebecca Ennals
Simple and Elegant by Evelyn Jean Pine, directed by Tracy Ward
Significant People by Amy Sass, directed by Steven Anthony Jones
My Better Half by Jonathan Spector, directed by Michael French
The festival is taking place at Thick House in San Francisco.
Tickets and packages range from $20 - $75. Buy tickets here.
###Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl at Douglas Morrison Theatre May 16 - June 9
Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice is back, and this time it's in the east bay. You don't always get the opportunity to compare so closely what two separate companies will do with the same text, and here's the perfect chance! Custom Made Theatre Co.‘s production just closed, and if you made it out to see it, get your tickets now for DMT's show and see how different the same set of words can be!
Directed by Susan E. Evans. Tickets range from $21 - $29 . Buy tickets here.
###Prelude To A Kiss by Craig Lucas at Custom Made Theatre Co. May 17 - June 16
Show directed by Stuart Bousel. Lots of fantastic local talent are bringing this play to life including the always charming and hilarious Allison Page.
Tickets range from $15 - $30. Buy tickets here.
###Saturday Write Fever III: Spring Fever! May 18th, 8:30pm
This is an amazing event, and you should go. For more details about what goes down see my previous blog post all about it.
###Pub From Another World May 20th, 8pm
Be there to see Audrey's first play read aloud with 7 other plays for San Francisco Theatre Pub‘s May staged reading showcase. Donation accepted at the door.