Edward King presented by Central Works

CW-EdKing-jpm3-1Central Works newest production, “Edward King”, leaves the audience guessing and laughing at the unraveling of a mystery fueled by a bad dream. Edward King (John Patrick Moore) is a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He’s been married to Jo (Michelle Talgarow) for approximately 20 years whom he has a daughter with that’s away at college. Jo works late nights at Bob’s Big Boy and often falls asleep while watching the X-Files after her shift. They are in debt but determined to pay for their daughter’s studies, as she will be the first in their families to graduate from college. Their life is a tireless routine until Edward dreams of a masked figure (Jan Zvaifler) that tells him he’s married to his mother.

CW-EdKing-jaz2Edward begins to internalize every bad thing that’s said or done. A dog attacks him on his route frequently and he exclaims to Jo that it’s only him the dog hates. A mysterious mold starts growing in the basement and the inspector says it can only be corrected by demolishing the house for $58,000; it must be a mystical punishment because he’s a bad person. His daughter has left a message that she’s not coming home for Thanksgiving because she’s decided to disown them.

The stress is amplified by the fact that he can’t get past his mommy/son dream and he decides to go see a psychiatrist (also played by Jan Zvaifler) during his lunch break. She relishes on the fact that he appears to have a textbook case of the Oedipus complex, a Freudian theory in which a child has an unconscious sexual desire for the parent of the opposite sex. Not entirely textbook as he’s waaaaaay past the age of this theory. The therapist tells him the basis of the story and name, Oedipus, the Greek legend that unknowingly kills his father and marries his mother.

CW-EdKing-mt-2Edward starts to convince himself that he’s indeed married to his mother and that’s the reason why bad things are happening. He’s being punished for an unknown sin. I mean, there was that one time the man who raised him told him he wasn’t his son, the mold spreading in his and his wife’s house, his wife’s age and a past finally revealed. They all point to the bad dream being true in Edward’s head. He takes it to the point where he secretly takes a swab from her mouth while she’s on one of her X-Files power naps. What did the results say? You’ll have to go watch to find out.

The Central Works Method Comedy
“Edward King” Extended through June 18!
by Gary Graves
Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley

Pay-what-you-can: preview performances and every Thursday!

centralworks.org/edward-king/

 


 

A.C.T.’s Geary Theater presents Battlefield

A.C.T.’S Geary Theater presents Battlefield directed by Peter Brook and longtime collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne until May 21st. The play is based on the “The Mahabharata” considered the longest epic in world literature, it’s approximately eight times as long as Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey together.

photo 8Brooks had adapted the full version in the early 1980’s receiving great acclaim at the Avignon Theater Festival in France and then an English version at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. In this new adaptation, the 90-year-old theatre director focuses on a single episode for 70 minutes with no intermission, a big departure from the previous 9-hour long play.

Battlefield begins with a newly crowned king as he surveys a post-war battlefield his army has won. He reflects on the morality of it all while surrounded by dead bodies including his own kin. What price do their lives have in relation to his newly minted crown? Is it possible to find tranquility in the midst of all the destruction? What good is power when so much has been destroyed? He refuses to assume the role and photo 4consults with his grandfather, Bhishma.

The audience is treated to tales that conjure up questions of destiny. Do things ultimately happen as they are meant to be? Once the damage is done its inevitable that one has to find the motivation to move on but still questions will remain of whether or not it was worth all the loss.

The stage seemed to big at times with the minimalist presentation and intimacy between the four characters and their storytelling. A few bamboo poles, a single drummer on stage, and different colored clothe draped on an actors shoulders to change characters. The fourth wall is broken for a quick minute and then the audience is drawn right back into another message. It’s bound to leave you thinking about how it relates to present times and how history tends to repeat itself. 

BATTLEFIELD d'apres le Mahabharata et la pièce de Jean-Claude Carriere, adaptation et mise en scène de Peter Brook et Marie-Helene Estienne au theatre des Bouffes Du Nord du 15 septembre au 17 octobre 2015. Avec: Carole Karemera, Jared McNeill, Ery Nzaramba, Sean O'Gallaghan. Musicien Toshi Tsuchitori. (photo by Pascal Victor/ArtComArt)

 

April 26–May 21

A.C.T.’s Geary Theater
405 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA

Tickets: http://www.act-sf.org/home/box_office/1617_season/battlefield.html


 

See Hamilton for $10 at SHN!

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Forty-four tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each.  Seat locations vary per performance; some seats will be located in the front row. You can enter the digital lottery two days prior to each performance.

HOW TO ENTER

  • Visit https://www.hamilton.shnsf.com or http://www.luckyseat.com/hamilton.html to register.
  • The lottery will open at 11:00 AM PT two days prior to the performance date and will close for entry at 9:00 AM PT the day prior to the performance.
  • Winner and non-winner notifications will be sent at approximately 11:00 AM PT the day prior to the performance via email and SMS (if mobile number is provided).
  • Only one entry per person. Repeat entries and disposable email addresses will be discarded.
  • Tickets must be purchased online with a credit card by 4:00 PM PT the day prior to the performance using the purchase link and code in a customized notification email. Tickets not claimed by 4:00 PM PT the day prior to the performance are forfeited.
  • Lottery tickets may be picked up at will call beginning 2 hours prior to the performance with a valid photo ID. Lottery tickets void if resold.
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 Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

ADDITIONAL RULES
Limit 1 entry per person, per performance. Multiple entries will not be accepted. Patrons must be 18 years or older and have a valid, non-expired photo ID that matches the name used to enter. Tickets are non-transferable. Ticket limits and prices displayed are at the sole discretion of the show and are subject to change without notice. Lottery prices are not valid on prior purchases. Lottery ticket offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. All sales final – no refunds or exchanges. Lottery may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not improve the chances of winning.

HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary.  Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.

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Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and music supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

Performance Dates:
March 10–August 5, 2017

About SHN:
SHN is the preeminent theatrical entertainment company in the Bay Area, bringing live entertainment experiences to San Francisco’s premier venues. SHN presents current hits fresh from Broadway, original Broadway cast productions, pre-Broadway premieres and one-of-a-kind live events that are at the forefront of the national theater scene.

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La Cage Aux Folles presented by BAY AREA MUSICALS!

BAMLaCageThe newly formed theatre organization, BAY AREA MUSICALS! is closing its inaugural season with multiple Tony Award winning play, La Cage Aux Folles. The show written by Harvey Fierstein (book) and Jerry Herman (music and lyrics) revolves around Georges (Clay David), the owner of Saint-Tropez drag cabaret “La Cage Aux Folles”, his lover Albin (Michael RJ Campbell) who is also the clubs headliner as Zaza, and his son Jean-Michel (Jack O’Reilly) who’s recently announced his engagement to Anne Dindon (Bessie Zolno), daughter of hypocrite politician Edouard Dindon (Cameron Weston).

We see the relationship between Georges and Albin/Zaza and how sometimes it affects showtime. Zaza is being begged to go onstage as the other performers are using delay tactics to keep the audience entertained. Georges brings the tenderness level up to a ten to ensure his Albin, that his wishes will be honored and then, Zaza goes on to rounds of applause. We see many loving moments between the two throughout the show which is still taboo for some audience members. A family in front of me had an unpleasant discussion during intermission but luckily stayed to the end. The son was upset by the choice even though he could be seen chuckling many times. Even in theatre it’s rare to have a story center around a couple from the LGBT community. The other element of this story revolves around Jean-Michel and the fact that he was raised by both of them. He’s about to take a big step in his life and doesn’t want Albin (who raised him) there, why?

BAMLaCage242Jean-Michel is concerned with impressing Anne’s parents who portray themselves as a traditional, good, wholesome family. He says that Anne is not like her parents but he’s still eager for their blessings. He requests that Georges invite his biological mother to the family dinner and tell Albin why he “can’t” have him there. He also wanted the decor changed to more “appropriate” ones. When we finally meet Mr. Dindon, we find that he’s extremely disrespectful to his wife Marie (Mary Gibboney). He bosses her around and dismisses her frequently, which is not the definition of a wholesome family in my book. His platform centers around shutting down all places his followers deem sinful and not family-friendly, like a cabaret with drag queens.

BAM_La_Cage_001After much hesitation, Georges finally tells Albin the situation and of course he doesn’t take it well. The boy he raised is ashamed of him and admits to past embarrassments he never mentioned in his youth. Albin has always been there while Jean-Michel’s biological mom has never been and ends up cancelling once again at the last minute. Despite the emotional blow to Albin, he steps up to the plate to help Jean-Michel out but I’ll leave it at that. You have to go watch the show to see what love can sometimes make you do. It’s a story of how we sometimes take for granted those that love us for those that merely surround us. It’s also important to be true to ourselves and live our lives authentically as Albin/Zaza does without question.

I’d also like to mention that David was in character as soon as one entered the door. He welcomed audience members to La Cage Aux Folles and took selfies with a few. He stood out for me, as some of the other actors seem to struggle with their character accents. However, he and Campbell had great chemistry together. I could see them performing together again in a future show! The score includes such songs as “The Best of Times is Now”, “Song In the Sand”, “La Cage Aux Folles”, and “I Am What I Am.” Go watch it! You only have one weekend left. 

Show Details:
Direction and Choreography by Matthew McCoy
Musical Direction by Jon Gallo

Location:
VICTORIA THEATRE
2961 16TH STREET
San Francisco, CA 94103

Showtimes:
Evening Performances: Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays at 8:00PM 

Matinee Performances: Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00PM
Closing: Sunday, July 31st at 2:00PM

Tickets available at the box office or online: http://www.bamsf.org/boxoffice

Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise – San Francisco

A great way to learn about San Franciso history is by taking one of the short day cruises offered on the bay. The Bridge 2 Bridge tour operated by Red And White Fleet was not only educational, but also romantic. It takes you from the Golden Gate Bridge at the edge of the Pacific Ocean all the way to the Bay Bridge in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district and last 90 minutes.

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After receiving your tickets you’ll be directed to the pier for boarding. Once your ticket is checked, a souvenir photo will be taken of you and your party that will be available for purchase at the end of the tour.

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We boarded the boat and were told to take a headset to listen to the pre-recorded narration. It’s one of the only tours available in 16 languages, allowing all guests to enjoy the full scope of the tour. This is a great use of technology in a city visited by people from all over the world. There’s no live component to the storytelling but there are guides around if you do want to ask them a specific question or to take your photo. There’s no guarantee they speak more than one language though.

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You can choose indoor or outdoor seating once onboard. The concession stand offers snacks and drinks at very reasonable prices for the Bay Area. You can also bring your own food. Adult libations are also available for consumption. Settle in, choose your language channel, get the camera out and enjoy panoramic views of the entire city skyline including landmarks like Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, Coit Tower, Transamerica Pyramid, Palace of Fine Arts, the Ferry Building, and the Financial District.

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You’ll learn about the architecture, culture, building of both bridges and the geology of the Bay Area. It requires special considerations when designing new structures because of its vulnerability to earthquakes due to its location. It’s close to the Pacific plate and the North American plate in which the Hayward Fault and San Andreas Fault are two of the main boundaries. The worst earthquake to date occurred in 1906 and measured a 7.8 magnitude. Thousands of people died and major damage temporarily debilitated the city. There are shifts in these fault lines everyday but many are barely felt.

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You may also see a few people swimming off the pier. Waters range from 50 F in January to about 61 F in September allowing for year round swimming. The Dolphin swim club provides classes, tips and competitions throughout the year for swimmers.

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My favorite part of the audio element of the trip was listening to the story of Alcatraz, a.k.a “The Rock”. You’ll hear first accounts of life on the island from a prisoner, and from a guard who worked there since its inception in the watch tower. It’s mainly known for housing some of the most notorious gangters like, Al “Scarface” Capone, George “Machine Gun” Kelly and James “Whitey” Bulger. Prisoner rights included food, clothing, shelter and medical care. There were tough restrictions on outside communication including family visits. It’s location in the middle of the bay lead to it’s eventual shutdown in 1963 due to the cost of having to ship everything to it. It operated for nearly 3 decades and housed a total of 1,576 men. It’s also the site of the first lighthouse and US built fort on the West Coast. 

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If you have the time this is a highly recommended tour. If you don’t have the time it’s recommended you make the time. What’s more San Francisco than getting up close and personal with the Golden Gate Bridge? You can get photos from all angles including underneath. If you take the evening tour you may experience the sunset on the Bay Bridge depending on the month you go. Once purchased, tickets are good for a year if something were to happen prior to your desired time. It’ll give you a reason to come back to explore more of this amazing city. You may also want to hop on the Bay Bridge and explore all that Oakland has to offer. If you’re local, why are you letting tourists have all the fun?

Tickets can be purchased ONLINE or in person. Adults: $38 Youth: $26


 

BAM! presents HAIR

BAM! (Bay Area Musicals), the newest non-profit theatrical organization in the San Francisco Bay Area is presenting their 2nd show Hair, now playing at the Victoria Theatre until March 12th. A classic choice that exemplifies the diversity in our society, one that many theatre’s so desperately lack.

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The story centers on a life-changing decision that Claude (Jeffrey Brian Adams) is wrestling with. He’s received his draft notice for the Vietnam War as many of his new friends have too, but he’s unsure of what to do. His parents want him to follow society’s expectations regardless of whether its right or wrong and his friends want him to dodge it and wholeheartedly believe its an unjust war. They catch him faking the burning of the notice during a bon-fire get together. He just can’t do it, and chooses to go.

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The cultural phenomenon grew out of the 60s era search for meaning. It was developed at New York City’s Public Theatre and in 1968 the musical, written by Gerome Ragni, James Rado, and Galt MacDermot, reached Broadway. You’ll get to experience all the classic hits including,  “Aquarius”, “Hair”, “Going Down”, “Easy to be Hard”, “Good Morning Star Shine” and “Flesh Failures/Let the Sun Shine.”

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The invisible wall between the audience and actors is torn down when the cast interacts directly with them. People are sang to, asked to dance, one lucky person is brought on stage and another has an actor sit on their lap. The entire audience is encouraged in the middle of the show to take a photo they can share on social media. The hippie movement was one of breaking barriers and being allowed to take a photo, even just one, felt a little naughty. No usher came out to scold you or threaten to take away your phone this time. 

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The audience was allowed to take a photo during production. Photo taken via Iphone 6 plus.

50 years later and we’re still grappling with many of the sentiments that this endeavor grew out of, making it the perfect time to bring it to the San Francisco theatre audience.There’s nudity, live musicians, and wonderful choreography. The audio sounded too low at times as some of the actors were hard to understand. Still, it didn’t feel like it was only their second production with that little glitch. The Bay Area has another theatre group to add to their radar. 

Victoria Theatre 
2961 16TH STREET
San Francisco, CA 94103

Show closes on Saturday, March 12th at 8:00PM. Tickets start at $35 on regular show days and can be purchased online, by phone at 415.340.2207, by email box@bamsf.org or in person
1 hour before performance.

http://www.bamsf.org/hair/

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Monarch Butterflies at Ardenwood Historic Farm

Ardenwood Historic Farm Several people waited online outside Ardenwood Historic Farm (Fremont) on New Year’s Day to view the monarch butterflies that migrate there in search of warmth. They travel hundreds of miles from the western U.S. and Canada to escape temperatures that can hit below freezing. There’s been a great decline in their population as many as 25,000 were counted in 1997 compared to about 1,600 at the farm this year.

Ardenwood Historic Farm There were two walking tours that day and docents were available at the end location to answer questions. A telescope is set-up to give visitors a closer look at the many high up in the trees. A few monarchs that had already expired were gathered together to allow you to touch and examine them. There were many families visiting and unfortunately the availability of a few they could touch didn’t dissuade them from handling the fragile creatures that were alive, kids and parents alike.

Ardenwood Historic Farm Some were accidentally stepped on; the temperature was still too cold for them to fly that morning. When it’s warm they fly in search of flowers and water. Hopefully, if the crowds grow the docents will speak up more when the monarchs are mishandled since they’re already in decline. They usually stay to mate until the first week of February but the temperature changes may have them migrating sooner. This time of year has been warmer in past years causing them confusion and setting flight earlier than normal.

Ardenwood Historic Farm is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, year round, including Labor Day and Memorial Day.

You can check their Facebook for the latest special event and ticket prices: https://www.facebook.com/ArdenwoodHF/?fref=ts


 

Jewel City: Art from San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition

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As we approach the end of the year we also approach the end of the special centennial exhibitions of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), the San Francisco world’s fair that celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal. It also celebrated the cities recovery from an earthquake in 1906. The deYoung Museum’s current display, “Jewel City: Art from San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition” has several works from the historic event and will be ending on January 10, 2016.

The exhibition originally included 11,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs. Over 200 can be currently experienced at the museum, American and French Impressionism; works by members of the Ashcan School; paintings from the emerging modernist styles in Italy, Hungary, Austria, Finland, and Norway; and more. Highlights include an impressive survey of American art, with works by Mary Cassatt, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, James McNeill Whistler, Winslow Homer, Frederic Remington, John Sloan, Robert pl22.NEW_Fraser_Trail_Rockwell_printHenri, and other masters. There is also mural work by Arthur Mathews and William de Leftwich Dodge included, they were specifically made for the fair and haven’t been seen in nearly a century.

If you’re not an art expert, the audio tour provided by the museum for an additional charge of $8 general and $7 members will not disappoint. Learn the stories behind most of the artworks by inputting the assigned number into the audio phone. You can go at your own pace and repeat if necessary. The museums curators delve into details that are not included on the placards.

For instance, local bay area resident E. Charlton Fortune made the decision to only use her initial for her first name or else her paintings might not sell. Yet, there was a 7.Fortune_Court_Bonhams_66M_print room dedicated to woman artists and some of those are on display as well. It’s an interesting tidbit because it would seem they were being celebrated but knowing they wouldn’t sell as well as the men’s paintings makes one speculate that the allocation to one location allowed others to skip over them?

James Earle Fraser once said his bronze sculpture; “The End of the Trail” represented a defeated Native American from the weaker race. At the fair, his piece was juxtaposed with a sculpture of a victorious cowboy displaying the belief of “white supremacy”. With so many eyes on San Francisco and the event, many participated to prove their “cultural superiority”; (at least they thought that of themselves). You don’t want to miss this opportunity, as you can see everyone knew it was the place to be at the time. They sent their best artists and work to this turning point event in San Francisco history.

Jewel City: Art from San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific Exposition: Saturday, Oct. 17, through Jan. 10. $15-$25 (free on Oct. 17, community day). De Young Museum, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Memberships are also available and provide access to the museum all year round. (415) 750-3600. www.famsf.org.


 

Conservatory of Flowers – Garden Railway: 1915 Pan-Pacific Exhibition

The Conservatory of Flowers’ The Conservatory of Flowers opened in 1879 making it one of the oldest buildings in Golden Gate Park today. It’s also one of the oldest public wood-and-glass conservatories in North America. A popular attraction to tourist and local Bay Area residents it’s a city, state and national historic landmark. On a recent visit, I missed a proposal by a few seconds in which the happy groom (she said yes!) exclaimed to surrounding friends how he chose that location because of its beautiful surroundings which no one could deny. There’s a tranquility to it that can only be understood through experience.

The Conservatory of Flowers’ You can view an array of plants from all over the world such as, Cymbidium Orchids from Asia, Clerodendrum thomsoniae from West Africa and Anthurium from Latin America. There’s also a special exhibition in the back until April 10, 2016 entitled, “Garden Railway: 1915 Pan-Pacific” which celebrates the Centennial of San Francisco’s historic world’s fair, the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The event was one of the biggest events in San Francisco history celebrating the completion of the Panama Canal, making San Francisco a hot spot for the world. The structures were built to impress but were meant to only be temporary. The Palace of Fine Arts was spared and is the only structure from the fair today that remains on the old fair grounds.

The Conservatory of Flowers’ - Garden Railway: 1915 Pan-PacificThe display includes hundreds of dwarf plants, water features, and model trains making their way through the “fairgrounds”. Re-creations of monuments include the Tower of Jewels and Palace of Fine Arts. After the 1906 earthquake the city was left damaged and this was a great way for San Francisco to present themselves to the world as a recovered, vibrant and energetic city again. The fair took up around 630 acres of bay front tidal marsh—extending three miles from Fort Mason through the Presidio waterfront to just east of the Golden Gate. It was said that it would take years to visit all the exhibitions. Luckily for you, you can see the mini version in a couple of hours.

More info: http://www.conservatoryofflowers.org

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Treasure Island – Toxic Getaway

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When driving between Oakland and San Francisco you’ll see an exit midway that goes towards Treasure Island. It was a Navy base from 1942 to 1997. You will find beautiful views of the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge there. You will also find abandoned buildings and toxic asbestos warnings everywhere.

In one area there is an apartment complex, a park, church and playground. Rent here is relatively cheap in comparison to San Francisco and many parts of Oakland. Breathtaking views at a fraction of the cost? IMG_3997 copyTurns out the island is also plagued with contaminated soil, radiation and high levels of mold. Once used as a trash pit, the soil has been known to be contaminated with Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The shipyards were also once used to clean boats returning from nuclear weapons testing in the Pacific.

This type of environment is deemed safe for mostly low-income residents who thought it was a blessing in disguise. Many have developed respiratory illnesses. More than a third of the residents were previously homeless. Looks like the city’s ideal solution for the housing crisis is one of out of sight, out of mind.

View of the Golden Gate Bridge from Treasure Island