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Curran Celebrates Christmas In July With Single Ticket On-sale For TAYLOR MAC'S HOLIDAY SAUCE

Curran Celebrates Christmas In July With Single Ticket On-sale For TAYLOR MAC'S HOLIDAY SAUCEToday, Carole Shorenstein Hays announced that Curran is celebrating Christmas in July with the public on-sale of single tickets for TAYLOR MAC'S HOLIDAY SAUCE, a Pomegranate Arts / Nature's Darling production, beginning this Friday, July 27 at 10 a.m. HOLIDAY SAUCE presents Christmas as calamity.

The on-sale will be celebrated through the end of the month with Christmas in July-themed promotions, ending with a SILENT (NIGHT) DISCO, featuring special guest DJ Juanita More, on-stage at the Curran on Tuesday, July 31 at 7 p.m. Celebrating the holiday season in all of its dysfunction, HOLIDAY SAUCE will make its Bay Area premiere at San Francisco's Curran (445 Geary Street) November 21-December 1, 2018. Tickets for HOLIDAY SAUCE range in price from $29-$175 and will be available by visiting SFCURRAN.com. Tickets for the SILENT (NIGHT) DISCO are $25 and available now via Curran's website. 5% of proceeds from the silent disco will benefit Open House, which provides housing, services and community for LGBT older adults in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Returning to the Curran stage after the smash-success of A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC, Taylor Mac will be joined by longtime collaborators including set and costume designer Machine Dazzle, music director Matt Ray, and a band of eight to reframe the songs you love and the holidays you hate. Produced by Pomegranate Arts (Executive Producer, Linda Brumbach; Associate Producer, Alisa Regas) and Mac's company Nature's Darlings.

Conceived, written, performed, co-directed, and co-produced by Taylor Mac, the creative team for HOLIDAY SAUCE includes Matt Ray (Musical Direction and Arrangements), Niegel Smith (Co-Direction), Machine Dazzle (Set and Costumes). Special Guest Performers include Machine Dazzle, Tigger!, Glenn Marla (as Sexual Consent Santa), and the local Dandy Minions and other surprise guests.

The HOLIDAY SAUCE band features Marika Hughes (Cello), Dana Lynn (Violin), Gary Wong (Bass), Bernice Boom Boom Brooks (Drums), J. Walter Hawkes (Trombone), Greg Glassman (Trumpet), Antoine Drye (Trumpet), and Viva DeConcini (Guitar).

Taylor Mac (who uses "judy," lowercase sic, not as a name but as a gender pronoun) is one of the world's leading theater artists. A playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, performance artist, director and producer, and "Critical darling of the New York scene" (New York Magazine), judy's work has been performed in hundreds of venues including New York City's Town Hall, Lincoln Center, Celebrate Brooklyn, The Public Theatre, and Playwrights Horizons, as well as London's Hackney Empire and Barbican, Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center, LA's Ace Theater (through UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance), Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, the Sydney Opera House, The Melbourne Festival (Forum Theater), Stockholm's Sodra Theatern, the Spoleto Festival, and San Francisco's Curran Theater and SF MoMA.

judy is the author of many works of theater including the soon to be produced plays, Gary, A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, Prosperous Fools, and the previously produced works, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, Hir, The Walk Across America for Mother Earth, Comparison is Violence, The Lily's Revenge, The Young Ladies Of, Red Tide Blooming, The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac, Cardiac Arrest or Venus on a Half-Clam, The Face of Liberalism, Okay, Maurizio Pollini, A Crevice, and The Hot Month.

Sometimes Taylor acts in other people's plays (or co-creations). Notably: Shen Teh/Shui Ta in The Foundry Theater's production of Good Person of Szechwan at La Mama and The Public Theater, in the City Center's Encores production of Gone Missing, Puck/Egeus in the Classic Stage Company's A Midsummer's Night Dream, and in the two-man vaudeville, The Last Two People on Earth opposite Mandy Patinkin and directed by Susan Stroman.

Mac is a MacArthur Fellow, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama and the recipient of multiple awards including the Kennedy Prize, a NY Drama Critics Circle Award, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Guggenheim, the Herb Alpert in Theater, the Peter Zeisler Memorial Award, the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, two Bessies, two Obies, two Helpmanns, and an Ethyl Eichelberger Award. An alumnus of New Dramatists, judy is currently a New York Theater Workshop Usual Suspect and the Resident playwright at the HERE Arts Center.



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