I posted yesterday about the overwhelming number of awesome summer shows, and I forgot some! That's right folks there are MORE. Many, many more. And so, another list…
#RACHEL'S GUIDE TO SUMMER THEATER AWESOMENESS PART DEUX
###City Lights Theater Company presents EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Steve M. Boyle
Running now through June 14 at City Lights Theater in San Jose!
"Nan wants to teach her abusive husband, Kyle, a lesson. With her friend Simon by her side as her emotional cheerleader, and a stripper named Sweetheart along for the fun, Nan tapes Kyle to a chair and forces him to watch as they reenact scenes from their painful past. In the pièce de résistance, she plans to cover the room in meat and honey, and leave Kyle to be mauled by a bear. After a night of emotional trials and ridiculous theatrics, Nan and Kyle are both freed from their past in this dark and delightful revenge comedy.”
###Townhall Theatre Company presents MOON OVER BUFFALO by by Ken Ludwig, directed by Scott Fryer
Running now through June 15 at Townhall Theatre Company in Lafayette!
"A slam-bang farce from the author of “Lend Me A Tenor”, “Moon Over Buffalo” focuses on George & Charlotte Hay, two fading stars of the 1950s. About to give up all hope of stardom, they receive word that they might just have one last shot: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for them, everything that might go wrong does in this hysterically funny comedy.”
Heather Kellogg, a friend of mine and a fabulous actor, plays Rosalind and I know without a doubt she's totally rocking in. So don't miss out!
###Marin Theatre Company presents CHOIR BOY by Tarell Alvin McCraney, directed by Kent Gash
June 4 - 28 at Marin Theatre Company in Marin!
"From the writer of In the Red & Brown Water and Head of Passes comes an intimate coming-of-age story threaded throughout with stirring a cappella gospel music. Pharus is a brash, young gay man; Bobby, a well-connected legacy student. When these two compete to lead the legendary choir at their elite African-American prep school, their confrontations lead to huge revelations about identity, loyalty and friendship.”
###Ragged Wing Ensemble presents THE ROOTLESS
June 5 and June 12 at Uptown Art Park in Oakland!
Who doesn't like free shows? The answer is no one, because everyone likes free shows.
"Free outdoor show of a new play written and performed by the Ragged Wing Apprentices.
"A group of refugees escaping environmental cataclysm encounter a landlord. A spectacle of extraction, endless hair, mythical cows, and how stories empower our survival.
"First Friday June 5 @ 5pm and 7pm, Friday June 12 @ 5pm and 7pm at Uptown Art Park at 19th & Telegraph, Downtown Oakland”
RSVP on Ragged Wing‘s facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/104767893194351/
###Bay Area Children's Theatre presents THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT, THE MUSICAL based on the book by author Drew Daywalt and illustrator Oliver Jeffers. Book, lyrics and music by Austin Zumbro, directed by Nina Meehan.
Running June 20 - August 23 at Fairyland in Oakland and the Children's Creativity Museum Theater in San Francisco.
"Duncan loves to color. So you can imagine his surprise when he discovers that his crayons, ahem, want to have a word with him. The situation is urgent, and Duncan clearly needs to think out of the box! A hilarious new musical for munchkins and their families, adapted from the award-winning, New York Times bestseller, THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT, by author Drew Daywalt and illustrator Oliver Jeffers.
"The performance will be 45 minutes with no intermission.”
Get the young people in your life hooked on theater now!
###Wily West Productions presents I SAW IT and ZERO HOUR: THE MARS EXPERIMENT
July 17 - August 8 at the EXIT Theatre in San Francisco!
Playwrights include: Jennifer Lynne Roberts, Melissa Keith, Jaene Leonard, Charles Lewis III, Morgan Ludlow, Laylah Muran de Assereto, Conrad Panganiban, Bridgette Dutta Portman, and Karl Schackne. Both shows will be directed by the WONDERFUL Ariel Craft.
ZERO HOUR: THE MARS EXPERIMENT
"Would you leave everything behind, all the comforts of earthly life—friends, family, ice cream, sex—for the experiment? To live in isolation and the experience taped for a reality show for the people back home on Earth, so that you can be a pioneer, the first to colonize the planet Mars? These six humans did. They left their jobs. Some lost their families. They underwent physical and mental evaluations. They signed contracts. They trained. They made love for the last time. And at ZERO HOUR, they made peace with their decision. But that was six months and sixty-eight days ago.”
I SAW IT
"Did you? An anomalous event has occurred. A city in ruins. Some are saying it wasn’t an act of nature, but a creature, a shadow, a…something. Rumors run rampant, suspicions run high. The #ISawIt hashtag has gone viral. Unsubstantiated reports, conspiracy theories, panic! Does Isla have the answers everyone wants? The government thinks so. Inside an interrogation room, Isla is questioned while outside, a city tries to recover.”
##SF Theater Pub presents PINT SIZED PLAYS V
August 17, 18, 24, and 25 at PianoFight in San Francisco!
They haven't announced the writers, directors, or the actors BUT THIS SHOW IS GOING TO BE FREAKING GREAT AND HILARIOUS AND YOU NEED TO GO!
There are no tickets in advance, it's always a donation at the door, but get there early because it will be packed. This is a must go, a MUST. I will be reminding you when we get closer, so don't worry too much about it.
So there you have it, MORE theater, for you theater packed summer. Hooray!