Sylvia by A. R. Gurney.
Directed by Kalli Jonsson
Greg and Kate are empty-nesters in the big city. On a walk in the park, Greg is adopted by Sylvia, a bouncy, frisky poodle mix (played by a human). Soon, Kate feels that she is losing Greg to his adoring new friend. This imaginative take on midlife crisis leads to lots of laughs and thoughtful insights on love, marriage and jealousy.
Live Oak Theater, Berkeley
1301 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Preview on Friday, May 10. Opening night Saturday, May 11. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm and Sunday at 7:00pm.
May 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25.
Ft. Mason, San Francisco
Building C, Room 300, 3rd Floor, San Francisco
Preview on Friday, May 31. Opening Saturday, June 1.
Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm and Sunday at 7:00pm.
June 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28.
SweetWater Music Hall, Mill Valley
19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley
Come early for an organic farm-to-table lunch by acclaimed chef Gordon Drysdale.
Performances are Saturday and Sunday. Doors open at 1.00pm show at 2.00pm.
May 26, June 29, 30.
Read all about Eve Ensler, the brains behind the Vagina Monologues, a movement all in it’s own. Then come and see it!
Full Article Here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eve_Ensler
Ensler was born in New York, the daughter of a housewife and an executive. Her father was Jewish and her mother was from a Christian background. She reports having been physically and sexually abused by her father when she was a child. She graduated from Middlebury College in 1975. She married Richard McDermott in 1978, and divorced him 10 years later. She is the adoptive mother of actor Dylan McDermott, whom she adopted when he was 15 and she was 23.
Ensler wrote an article in The Guardian (June 12, 2010) in which she mentioned that she is receiving treatment for uterine cancer.
The Vagina Monologues:
The Vagina Monologues was written in 1996. First performed in the basement of the Cornelia Street Café in Greenwich Village, The Vagina Monologues has been translated into 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries. Celebrities who have starred in the play include: Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Idina Menzel, Glenn Close, Susan Sarandon, Marin Mazzie, Cyndi Lauper, Mary Testa and Oprah Winfrey. Ensler was awarded the Obie Award in 1996 for ‘Best New Play’ and in 1999 was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship Award in Playwriting. She has also received the Berrilla-Kerr Award for Playwriting, the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, and the Jury Award for Theater at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.
Ensler is a prominent activist addressing issues of violence against women and girls. In 1998, her experience performing The Vagina Monologues inspired her to create V-Day, a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day raises funds and awareness through annual benefit productions of The Vagina Monologues. In 2010, more than 5,400 V-Day events took place in over 1,500 locations in the U.S. and around the world. To date, the V-Day movement has raised over $80 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it, crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns, launched the Karama program in the Middle East, reopened shelters, and funded over 12,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq. These safe houses provide women sanctuary from abuse, female genital mutilation and honor killing. The ‘V’ in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine and Vagina.
In February 2004, Ensler, alongside Sally Field, Jane Fonda and Christine Lahti, protested to have the Mexican government re-investigate the slayings of hundreds of women in Ciudad Juárez, a city along the Texas border.
Ensler is a very close supporter of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) and went to Afghanistan under the rule of the Taliban. She supports Afghan women and has organized many programs for them. She organized one event named the “Afghani Women’s Summit For Democracy”.
Ensler has led a writing group since 1998 at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women, which was portrayed in What I Want My Words To Do To You. Judy Clark, Kathy Boudin, and Pamela Smartwere among the writing group’s participants featured in the film.
In 2011, V-Day and the Fondation Panzi (DRC), with support from UNICEF, opened the City of Joy, a new community for women survivors of gender violence in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). City of Joy will provide up to 180 Congolese women a year with an opportunity to benefit from group therapy; self-defense training; comprehensive sexuality education (covering HIV/AIDS, family planning); economic empowerment; storytelling; dance; theater; ecology and horticulture. Created from their vision, Congolese women run, operate and direct City of Joy themselves. The City of Joy celebrated its first graduating class in February 2012.
are proud to announce:
The Vagina Monologues
Fall of 2012 – Directed by Hector Correa
Dear Theater Supporters,
Independent Cabaret Productions will be touring the Vagina Monologues at the following locations: O’Hanlon Center, Bolinas Community Center, Lark Theater in Larkspur, Toby’s Feed Barn in Point Reyes, and the Fall Kirk Center in San Rafael.
This hilarious and touching play is a vibrant example of the arts’ ability to make a difference in people’s lives. We need your support if we are to meet our goal of bringing this production to several theaters in the Bay Area.
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Independent Cabaret Productions
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For a little history lesson or to learn more about the wonderful history of this Musical – go here!
Check out what Jim Strope had to say about us on examiner.com: “Corinne Procter steals the show at Independent Cabaret Productions’ Cabaret at Fort Mason center in San Francisco. As Sally Bowles, she is caught between that shrinking, angst-ridden space between stardom, love, war, and peace and decides to make the best of her shrinking world. Jeremy Vik plays the master of ceremonies with the wickedness that underlies the superficial gaiety of the script.” Read the full review online here: http://www.examiner.com/community-theater-in-san-francisco/cabaret-review