Brian Copeland's NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN Extends At The Marsh SFBrian Copeland's NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN Extends At The Marsh SF
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019

The Marsh San Francisco announces additional performances of Not a Genuine Black Man, the longest running solo show in San Francisco theater history by award-winning actor, playwright, and talk show host Brian Copeland. This funny, honest, and harrowing piece recounts the struggles Copeland faced growing up in what was declared one of the most racist suburbs in America. (more...)

MOTHER'S MILK Comes To The Marsh Berkeley, April 26-May 31MOTHER'S MILK Comes To The Marsh Berkeley, April 26-May 31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019

Wayne Harris' award-winning, music-infused, spiritual, and uplifting Mother's Milk will return to The Marsh Berkeley. Original songs, traditional blues, and gospel classics come together to underscore an intricate and uplifting narrative on life, death, and the Baptist Church (not to mention the best recipe ever for banana pudding). Set against the background of the civil rights movement, a losing battle with breast cancer, and a slightly inebriated preacher, Mother's Milk tells the story of a young black man finding his way back home. (more...)

Additional Performances of Brian Copeland's THE WAITING PERIOD Announced at The MarshAdditional Performances of Brian Copeland's THE WAITING PERIOD Announced at The Marsh
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019

The Marsh San Francisco adds four free performances of Brian Copeland's The Waiting Period,due to ongoing support from a GoFundMe campaign and generous corporate contributions from The Handlery Hotel Union Square in San Francisco, and Fremont Bank and OSIsoft in San Leandro. (more...)

Brian Copeland's NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN Returns To The Marsh SFBrian Copeland's NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN Returns To The Marsh SF
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

The Marsh San Francisco announces the return of Not a Genuine Black Man, the longest running solo show in San Francisco theater history by award-winning actor, playwright, and talk show host Brian Copeland. This funny, honest, and harrowing piece recounts the struggles Copeland faced growing up in what was declared one of the most racist suburbs in America. (more...)

MY STROKE OF LUCK Examines Recovery at The Marsh BerkeleyMY STROKE OF LUCK Examines Recovery at The Marsh Berkeley
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

A captivating tale of a harrowing recovery, the hit solo show My Stroke of Luck will return to The Marsh Berkeley for a 2019 run. Not everyone knows that the average person loses 1.9 million brain cells every minute a stroke goes untreated, but Diane Barnes did. (more...)

Brian Copeland's NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN Returns For One-Night-Only Benefit Performance At The MarshBrian Copeland's NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN Returns For One-Night-Only Benefit Performance At The Marsh
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

The Marsh San Francisco announces a one-night-only Marsh benefit performance of Not a Genuine Black Man, the longest running solo show in San Francisco theater history by award-winning actor, playwright, and talk show host Brian Copeland. This funny, honest, and harrowing piece recounts the struggles Copeland faced growing up in what was declared one of the most racist suburbs in America. "In the current political climate, empathy seems to be a lost commodity. By showing people the world through the eyes of a bullied and lonely little African-American boy, I hope they will develop compassion for the demonized 'other,'" says Copeland. The San Francisco Chronicle described the show as "relentlessly introspective and disarmingly honest, Copeland takes apart the false notion that black masculinity is some monolithic concept, in a way that has continued, unfortunately, to be relevant long after the show's 2004 premiere." Not a Genuine Black Man will play as a Marsh benefit performance for one-night-only at 8:00pm, Thursday, January 10, 2019 at The Marsh San Francisco, 1062 Valencia St., San Francisco. For tickets ($30-$35 sliding scale, $55-$100 reserved) or more information, the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call The Marsh Box office at 415-282-3055 (open Monday through Friday, 1pm-4pm). (more...)

DRAGON IN THE DROP-OFF LANE Kicks Off New Year at The MarshDRAGON IN THE DROP-OFF LANE Kicks Off New Year at The Marsh
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2018

The Marsh Berkeley has announced that due to popular demand it has scheduled an extended run of Lisa Rothman's hit show, Dragon in the Drop-Off Lane. This hilarious and cautionary tale describes what happens when Rothman's Oakland-raised kids venture into the fairytale world of Marin, where all the children seem to know how to sew, speak in a "Crystal Cave whisper," and decorate their (vegan) gingerbread men with stevia icing, carob chips, and unsweetened coconut flakes. Of course, no fairytale would be complete without a fairy godmother to help Rothman reckon with her parenting choices. (more...)

Brian Copeland's Hit THE WAITING PERIOD Returns In 2019Brian Copeland's Hit THE WAITING PERIOD Returns In 2019
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

The Marsh San Francisco adds five free performances of Brian Copeland's The Waiting Period, due to ongoing support from a GoFundMe campaign and generous corporate contributions from Fremont Bank and OSIsoft in San Leandro. This deeply moving and surprisingly funny work outlines Copeland's own struggles with depression and suicidal thought, and is presented at no cost to remove all barriers for those who may be struggling with depression themselves. Featuring humorous, poignant, and riveting insights, the solo show written by Copeland and directed by David Ford, will take place January 6 & 20,  February 3, March 3 & 17, 2019 with performances at 5:30pm, Sundays at The Marsh San Francisco, 1062 Valencia Street. General admission for this performance is free, although reservations are recommended. To reserve tickets or for more information, the public may visit the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call The Marsh Box office at 415-282-3055 (open Monday through Friday, 1pm-4pm). (more...)

WHY WOULD I MISPRONOUNCE MY OWN NAME? Extends at the MarshWHY WOULD I MISPRONOUNCE MY OWN NAME? Extends at the Marsh
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

The Marsh San Francisco announces the extension of Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?, Irma Herrera's hit solo show weaving history and comedic insights into stories about names, shedding light and throwing shade on societal prejudices and assumptions. (more...)

Brian Copeland Returns to The Marsh With Holiday Favorite JEWELRY BOXBrian Copeland Returns to The Marsh With Holiday Favorite JEWELRY BOX
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

This November, the family-friendly Bay Area holiday favorite The Jewelry Box returns to The Marsh San Francisco. Performed by Brian Copeland, who has been hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as "among the Bay Area's most honest, thoughtful and eloquent storytellers," and directed by David Ford, this hilariously heartwarming story follows a young Brian as he heads to the "mean streets" of Oakland to buy his mom a Christmas present. When he finds the perfect gift - a jewelry box in the White Front Department store - six-year-old Brian sets out to earn the required $11.97 by Christmas. Rife with references to 1970s Oakland, (more...)

C.W. Nevius Brings 'The Oakland Raiders, True Crime & Coming Of Age' To The MarshC.W. Nevius Brings 'The Oakland Raiders, True Crime & Coming Of Age' To The Marsh
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

This November, The Marsh San Francisco presents C.W. Nevius' The Oakland Raiders, True Crime & Coming of Age in SF. Thirty-eight years ago, Nevius came to San Francisco from a small newspaper in Colorado Springs, to work at the San Francisco Chronicle. Assigned to cover the Oakland Raiders, Nevius was taken along for the ride of his life to the Super Bowl. He was also involved in covering the story of a shocking sexual assault case at the University of San Francisco, featuring an All-American basketball player. Throughout these experiences, many lessons were learned, many from a crusty, chain-smoking editor from - of all places - Oklahoma. Directed by David Ford and written and performed by Nevius, The Oakland Raiders, True Crime & Coming of Age in SF will be presented November 16-December 15, 2018 (press opening: November 30) with performances 8:00pm Fridays and 8:30pm Saturdays at The Marsh San Francisco Studio, 1062 Valencia St., San Francisco. For tickets ($20-$35 sliding scale, $55-$100 reserved) or more information, the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call The Marsh Box office at 415-282-3055 (open Monday through Friday, 1pm-4pm). (more...)

Lisa Rothman's DRAGON IN THE DROP-OFF LANE At The Marsh BerkeleyLisa Rothman's DRAGON IN THE DROP-OFF LANE At The Marsh Berkeley
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

This holiday season, The Marsh Berkeley brings Lisa Rothman's Dragon in the Drop-Off Lane to the Marsh Discovery Series, which showcases work under development. After her kids dodge bullets at the local park, Rothman seeks respite by bringing them to a Winter Solstice Carnival in the ritzy town where she grew up. Holding the acorn pouch she purchased for $30, Lisa can't wait to use the acorns to pay for the pagan caroling, the gingerbread man decorating, and the puppet show. But now finds she's dodging a sanctimonious parent-volunteer in Lululemon yoga pants, a fire-breathing dragon, and - the most formidable opponent of all - her father. The stage is set for a heartfelt farce in which Lisa must reckon with what her parenting choices have cost her children. Dragon in the Drop-Off Lane will be presented November 29-December 22, 2018 with performances 7:30pm Thursdays and 5:00pm Saturdays at The Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. For tickets ($20-$35 sliding scale, $55-$100 reserved) or more information, the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call The Marsh Box office at 415-282-3055 (open Monday through Friday, 1pm-4pm). (more...)

Solo Performers Tackle Post-Trump America in TIMES UNSEEN FestivalSolo Performers Tackle Post-Trump America in TIMES UNSEEN Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

This October, The Marsh San Francisco will present Times Unseen, a riveting solo performance festival reacting to America's changing political landscape, just in time for the midterm elections. (more...)

Mad Cow Announces The Cast and Creatives of THE ROYAL FAMILYMad Cow Announces The Cast and Creatives of THE ROYAL FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Mad Cow Theatre is thrilled to announce the cast and creative team of George S. Kaufman & Edna Ferber's classic comedy, The Royal Family which will take the Harriett stage Sept. 21- Oct. 14, 2018 as the first production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 22. (more...)

MISPRONOUNCE Looks At Ingrained Prejudice at The Marsh San FranciscoMISPRONOUNCE Looks At Ingrained Prejudice at The Marsh San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

The Marsh San Francisco presents Irma Herrera's solo show Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?, a new work that weaves history and comedic insights into stories about names, shedding light and throwing shade on societal prejudices and assumptions. When giving her name its correct Spanish pronunciation, she often gets the "where are you from?" question. The assumption: that she is a foreigner. Irma's family has been in South Texas for generations, and the award-winning social justice activist, lawyer, and journalist thinks of herself as American as apple pie. Irma's notes from American history and laugh out-loud humor invite audience members to consider what it will take for everyone to get along. Post-show talkbacks, featuring experts in everything from civil liberties to laws related to baby naming, will be offered throughout the run. (more...)

The Marsh Announces Additional Free Performances of THE WAITING PERIODThe Marsh Announces Additional Free Performances of THE WAITING PERIOD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

The Marsh San Francisco adds more free performances of Brian Copeland's The Waiting Period, due to ongoing support from a GoFundMe campaign and generous corporate contributions from Fremont Bank and OSIsoft in San Leandro. This deeply moving and surprisingly funny work outlines Copeland's own struggles with depression and suicidal thought, and is presented at no cost to remove all barriers for those who may be struggling with depression themselves. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 7/20/2018Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for San Francisco (more...)

The Marsh San Francisco Presents BRAVO 25The Marsh San Francisco Presents BRAVO 25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Amber "the A.I. therapist" makes her debut in Eliza Gibson's solo show BRAVO 25: Your A.I. Therapist Will See You Now at The Marsh San Francisco. Gibson draws on her real-life experience as a social worker and therapist, sharing a story full of broken hearts and addicts in recovery, from a polyamorous lesbian awaiting the arrival of Superintelligence, to a grieving savant who likes donuts. (more...)

Therapists, Astrologers, More Talk Finding 'Love' This Summer At The MarshTherapists, Astrologers, More Talk Finding 'Love' This Summer At The Marsh
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Steve Budd, who returns to perform Thursdays and Saturdays July 19 - August 18 at The Marsh San Francisco, has added a special one-afternoon-only performance of his hit show What They Said About Love at 2pm, Sunday, August 12. He also announces a line-up of post-show events including visits from relationship and sex experts, astrologers, and more, who will help audiences explore whether love is in their stars, and how people really connect. What They Said About Love will play from July 19-August 18, 2018 with performances at 8:00pm Thursdays, 5:00pm Saturdays, plus one 2:00pm, Sunday, August 12 at The Marsh San Francisco, 1062 Valencia St., San Francisco. For tickets ($20-$35 sliding scale, $55-$100 reserved), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call The Marsh box office at 415-282-3055 (open 1pm-4pm, Monday through Friday). (more...)

WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT LOVE Transfers to The Marsh SFWHAT THEY SAID ABOUT LOVE Transfers to The Marsh SF
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Due to popular demand, Steve Budd's What They Said About Love will transfer from The Marsh Berkeley to The Marsh San Francisco in July. In this absorbing solo show, which was the "Best of Fringe" winner for the 2016 San Francisco Fringe, Steve wonders why other people can-and why he can't-tie the knot. He sheds light on how people meet and make it to the altar, the push and pull of relationships, singles who can't seem to settle down, and more. (more...)

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