The Marsh San Francisco Announces Talkback For A HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II: THE D-DAY INVASION TO THE FALL OF BERLIN

The Marsh San Francisco Announces Talkback For A HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II: THE D-DAY INVASION TO THE FALL OF BERLIN

Professor and war and peace expert Anthony D'Agostino of San Francisco State University will join actor John Fisher for an insightful, free talkback following the 8:30pm, Saturday, December 8 performance of A History of World War II: The D-Day Invasion to the Fall of Berlin at The Marsh San Francisco. An expert on the history of Russia - including the Russian Revolution, the Cold War, and the history of Europe during the World Wars - guest speaker Professor D'Agostino will bring a unique perspective on the War for Bay Area audience members following the December 8 performance of Fisher's show. A History of World War II: The D-Day Invasion to the Fall of Berlin is currently playing now through December 15, 2018 with performances 8:00pm Thursdays and 8:30pm Saturdays at The Marsh San Francisco, 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).

With a great deal of his work focusing on the Russian revolution and its impact on the world, Professor Anthony D'Agostino has published one of the most detailed histories of the fall of Soviet Communism in the era of Gorbachev. Specializing in war and peace issues among the great states in the history of world politics, he is most familiar with the history of Russia. Professor D'Agostino is currently embarking on a world history of the U.S. era of globalization while also commenting frequently on world politics for Bay Area radio stations.

Multi award-winning actor/playwright and Theatre Rhinoceros Artistic Director John Fisher takes audiences on a whirlwind tour of the past with his acclaimed solo show A History of World War II: The D-Day Invasion to the Fall of Berlin at The Marsh San Francisco. Offering a compendium of facts about WWII from the bungled plot to assassinate Hitler ("A mess! Organized by a bunch of loser bureaucrats!") to the big secret - how the Russians won the war for us ("They did all the work!"), this lauded production also surveys the best books on the topic, as well as the most attractive generals who fought the battles and the hottest actors who played them in the movies. Capturing the Best Actor award from the 2017 United Solo Festival, this highly entertaining work also demonstrates how WWII helped Fisher win boyhood battles with his older brother.

A History of World War II: The D-Day Invasion to the Fall of Berlin was developed at Theatre Rhinoceros, the world's longest-running continuously producing professional queer theater, and the United Solo Festival in New York City, the world's largest solo theatre festival. In 2017, Fisher was named Best Actor at New York's United Solo Festival for his performance of this show. Before coming to The Marsh San Francisco, Fisher performed A History of World War II: The D-Day Invasion to the Fall of Berlin at the Pangea in New York City, one of the premiere venues for solo performances in Manhattan. Both a rollicking ride and a cautionary tale, this vivid work offers a deeper look into obsession with violent things and where that can lead.


The Marsh is known as "a breeding ground for new performance." It was launched in 1989 by Founder and Artistic Director Stephanie Weisman, and now annually hosts more than 600 performances of 175 shows across the company's two venues in San Francisco and Berkeley. A leading outlet for solo performers, The Marsh's specialty has been hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as "solo performances that celebrate the power of storytelling at its simplest and purest." The East Bay Times named The Marsh one of Bay Area's best intimate theaters, calling it "one of the most thriving solo theaters in the nation. The live theatrical energy is simply irresistible."

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