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Saint Stupid's Day Parade, April 1st!

Pope Joey That's right, it's THAT time of year. Time for yet another Parade in honor of Saint Stupid, patron saint of Civilizations and Parking meters. Brought to you by the FIRST CHURCH of the LAST LAUGH, world's fastest growing 'snack' religion, one holy day a year and APRIL FIRST is IT. This annual spring time event will celebrate the inherent and often unavoidable human trait of STUPIDITY with a parade thru the sidewalks of the SF financial district with stops at the traditional STATIONS of STUPID for the rituals of the SOCK EXCHANGE, the LEAP of FAITH, the PENNY TOSS and many others. Appropriate costumery, noise makers and signage are encouraged. Fun for the WHOLE FAMILY. FREE. Rain or Shine.

Hard to believe? Check out PUZZLING EVIDENCE TV on the Youtube for historic and histaric evidence.

For more info contact Ed Holmes. Or visit www.saintstupid.com Or call 510-841-1898. OR FaceBook: saintstupiders

Date: April 1
Time: High Noon
Where: EMBARCADERO PLAZA, Foot of Market
Attire: Stupid costumes suggested

The Great Leap

When a basketball team from the University of San Francisco is invited to China for an exhibition game in 1989, a smack-talking American coach prepares to take on his protégé (played by Tony Award winner BD Wong)-now grown and bent on crushing the Westerners. But after a public high school star from Chinatown joins the American team, his actions in Beijing become the accidental focus of attention, escalating the fractured history between the coaches.

Funny, urgent, and contemporary, this slam dunk of a sports drama from award-winning Bay Area playwright Lauren Yee explores identity, global politics, and the collision of cultures and generations. Soaring through time and leaping across continents from the hardball courts of San Francisco's Chinatown to a Beijing on the brink of revolution, The Great Leap builds tension right up to the buzzer.

See if you can catch Lisa Hori-Garcia who is understuding in Portmanteur!

What: The Great Leap
Where: A.C.T.'s Geary Theater
When: March 6 - March 31
Ticket info: Click here

Harlem, 1926. The city overflows with Jazz. Folks move with musicality, and speak rhythms, and in the heart of it all is Violet-a middle-aged woman set on revenge. Her husband's affair with a beautiful young woman sets off a series of violent events and unforgivable acts. Adapted from Toni Morisson's stunning novel and musically underscored by Bay-Area jazz musician Marcus Shelby-Jazz is a theatrical composition. Peeling back layered accounts and alternating perspectives expose ultimately sympathetic characters, who-like the growing New York neighborhood and the winding woods of their youth-reveal their own rhythms.

Come see Michael Gene Sullivan in Jazz!

What: Jazz
Where: Marin Theatre Company
When: April 25 - May 19
Ticket info: Click here
Songs of Resistance

For Those Who Came After: Songs of Resistance from the Spanish Civil War

For Those Who Came After: Songs of Resistance from the Spanish Civil War, which Velina Brown recorded with the Brooklyn-based band Barbez, is now available on iTunes, and on the Barbez website!

Pianola Granola

Pianola Granola

Joel Fadness (musician 2001-2004, 2008, 2012) just released a new album. Genre: Rock/Instrumental Rock. Joel also plays keyboards and drums for children's dance programs in Denver.

More info: Where to buy

Out of Town:

Stories By Tobias Wolff "Deep Kiss" & George Saunders "Victory Lap"

A full production - Word for Word Touring in France!

Tobias Wolff's "Deep Kiss" perfectly captures yearning adolescence: this is Joe Reed's story of his first love which nearly breaks him, yet resonates into his middle age. In George Saunders "Victory Lap" three young people are thrust toward a critical life moment, suddenly and unexpectedly converging on a single point in space and time. Humor develops into great menace, with a soul-saving ending.

Come to Paris, Nancy, & Angers to see Karen Runk stage manage these amazing stories! For more info: click here

For more information on "1984."
Michael Gene Sullivan's adaptation of George Orwell's "1984," his critically-acclaimed stage adaptation of George Orwell's classic novel, opened at Los Angeles' Actors' Gang Theatre under the direction of Academy Award winning actor Tim Robbins. 1984 has had repeated extended runs in LA, and has been produced in Australia, Spain, Columbia, Argentina, Italy, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Mexico, Greece, and 40 of the United States. Michael's "1984" has been published in the United States, Canada, and Spain, is available in six languages. (English, Spainish, Catalan, Dutch, Ukrainian, Russian.)

Michael has been invited to attend the Spring 2019 opening of the Ukrainian translation of his "1984" in Kiev, Ukraine. "1984" also has an up coming production at the Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, Tennessee.

Full list of productions and scripts available at Playscripts, Inc.

Winston Smith is a cog in the giant machine of the State. Physically and mentally under the omnipresent eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal "help" of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his "Thought-Crimes" before an unseen inquisitor, and the audience -- which acts as a silent witness to his torture. This is a ferocious and provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature of the last century.

October West Coast CD Release Tour for: Pardes

Pardes Noam Lemish (former Troupe musician) is so excited to be heading back to the Bay Area as part of an eight day, six city West Coast tour celebrating the release of my new album, 'Pardes' - a recording featuring his collaboration with internationally renowned Israeli jazz guitarist and oudist Amos Hoffman. For these concerts, Amos and he are thrilled to team up with a stellar bay area rhythm section featuring Miles Wick on bass and Alex Aspinall on drums.

For concert dates starting mid October 2018 visit www.hoffmanlemish.com

Love and Taxes

Josh Kornbluth (co-writer Mr. Smith Goes to Obscuristan) has a new film out! Love and Taxes, based on Kornbluth's critically acclaimed one person show, will soon be opening nationwide.

Rebecca Klingler

Rebecca Klingler

Rebecca Klingler (actor, Collective Member 1991-1995) has created and stars in a new web series "The Calamities of Jane".

Michael Oosterom

Michael Oosterom

Michael Oosterom (actor, Killing Time, Mr. Smith Goes To Obscuristan) is currently showing off his puppetry and improv skill on "No, You Shut Up!" on Fusion TV.

Telluride Theatre

Sasha Sullivan (SFMT Intern, 1998-99) is the Artistic Director of the Telluride Theatre!

Fear of the Walking Dead As a writer Colman Domingo's (Past SFMT Teacher, Youth Theater Project) most recent play Broadway's "The Donna Summer Musical" just finished it's successful run. Colman is also appearing in "Fear of the Walking Dead," and will be in upcoming Barry Jenkins film, "If Beale Street Could Talk."

Schedule - Come See Us!

  • 23rd Annual Youth Theater Project
    Troupe Studio
    Fri, Apr 12th @ 7:00 PM
    Sat, Apr 13th @ 2:00 PM
    855 Treat Ave, San Francisco map to855 Treat Ave
    Ticket Info: FREE (donation)
    Street parking only, come early!
  • Bay Area Opening Weekend
    Dolores Park
    Thu, Jul 4th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
    19th St. & Dolores St., San Francisco map to19th St. & Dolores St.
    Ticket Info: FREE (Suggested donation $20)


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