Comedy, One-Man SHYLOCK, RAMONA QUIMBY and More Set for JCCSF, Feb-April 2013

February 2
12:30 2013

Fri, March 8, 8 pm
Robert Friedman presents SHYLOCK starring Guy Masterson
Shylock, the Jewish moneylender in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, has always been a controversial character. In this powerful yet humorous solo performance by award-winning Welsh actor Guy Masterson, Shylock is explained by his friend Tubal via a series of clever impersonations, ranging from Pontius Pilate to Dracula to Hitler. This tour de force performance, a celebration of the beauty of language, offers a deeper understanding of the history of anti-Semitism. Tkts: $32 - $45

Mon, March 18, 7 pm
Magic Theatre's Virgin Play Reading Series
Pen/Man/Ship by Christina Anderson
In 1896, two Black American business partners, father and son, board a ship for Africa. In tow is the son's most recent companion, a Black southern woman, eager to cut her American ties. An unexpected detour resurrects family secrets and reveals true intentions. Suggested for mature audiences only. FREE. Registration required. Call 415/292-1233 or visit

Sun March 24, 11 am & 2 pm
Two Bean's Production of Beverly Cleary's Ramona Quimby
Ramona's life is a mess! Her older sister Beezus is a pain, her Aunt Bea might marry a dork and her Dad just lost his job. If that isn't enough, Ramona thinks her teacher hates her. Life is no picnic, but with the help of her loving and patient family and friends, Ramona faces her challenges head-on. This rollicking play is suited for kids age five and up. Tkts: $15 - $20

Mon April 1, 7 pm
Word for Word Off the Page Series
Directed by Aaron Davidman, former artistic director of The Jewish Theatre San Francisco Bay Area favorite Word for Word stages a reading of one of Nathan Englander's most charged stories, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank. Inspired by Raymond Carver's masterpiece, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, the story is a provocative portrait of two marriages in which the Holocaust is played out as a devastating parlor game. Tkts: $10 - $15

Performances take place in Kanbar Hall, JCCSF, 3200 California St. at Presidio. Box Office: 415/292-1233 or

Photo Credit: Brigitta Scholz

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