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Due to popular demand, the Marsh San Francisco will extend Josh Kornbluth's insightful Josh's Brain Improvs.
The statistics are daunting when it comes to dementia — one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another type of dementia; every 66 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops the disease. Kornbluth performs Josh's Brain Improvs, a series of improvisations based on his experiences working at the Memory and Aging Center at UCSF and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Each performance includes a postshow talkback with various brain experts, in which audience members can ask questions from those in the field working to combat this disease.
While college basketball teams are competing to see who is the best team in the nation in March Madness, local performers will play for glory in the Marsh's Marsh Madness. This three-day festival brings a wide variety of performers center stage, including storytellers, improv groups, comedians, actors, musicians, dancers, mimes, and monologists. Audiences of Marsh Madness also have the chance to help select future stars, as the team that wins first prize will receive $1,000 and the opportunity to perform a main stage run at the Marsh, one of the nation's leading performance houses for solo and new performances.
Audiences vote for their favorite teams and each team is scored based on votes and attendance. The top scoring teams will advance to the "Final Four Showdown" on Sunday, March 11. Teams will perform in 40-minute slots.
More than four centuries after it was first performed, The Merchant of Venice remains one of the Bard's most compelling, ambivalent, and controversial plays. Poised somewhere between drama and comedy, it balances precariously on the edge where the light and dark of humanity meet, and reflects the emotional turmoil of Shakespeare's time, aspects of which eerily suggest the troubles that roil America today. With some of the most famous speeches and scenes in the Shakespearean canon, the work still challenges and fascinates audiences.
From the poignant and heartrending songs of Édith Piaf to the spirited "Can-Can," the San Francisco Symphony celebrates all things French with Pink Martini's force of nature, vocalist Storm Large. Experience the spectacle and exuberance of France's most infamous club, the Moulin Rouge, on an evening of dazzling vocals and world-class artistry.
Continuing its commitment to transformation, possibilities, and the community, the Marsh Berkeley announces monthly Open Mic Nights with Ellen Hoffman for 2018. Bay Area pianist, composer, and music arranger Ellen Hoffman will host a two-hour set offering five-minute slots to a variety of performers. Experienced singers, instrumentalists, poets, comics, actors, as well as novices will join Hoffman in an evening that presents eclectic entertainment for the adventurous. Those interested in performing will sign up at the door and are welcome to provide sheet music or their own accompaniment for this celebration of the artistic community in the East Bay.
The Marsh San Francisco announces a new solo show by David Kleinberg, Return to the Scene of the Crime, in which he shares his return for the first time in 50 years to Vietnam to perform a play about his time there during the war, and revisit the base camp where his friends passed. Before departing to perform, David's wife, daughter, and his fellow veteran friends all fear he's going to get arrested for staging the work without the Communist government's approval. This powerful work of Kleinberg's return to the "crime" to understand and ultimately search for inner peace is directed by Mark Kenward and was developed with David Ford.
Christmas as calamity — 2017 MacArthur Fellow Taylor Mac takes on the holidays in this latest installment of the artist's A 24-Decade History of Popular Music project. Celebrating the holiday season in all its dysfunction, Taylor Mac is joined by longtime collaborators — designer Machine Dazzle and music director Matt Ray — as well as a spectacular band and surprise special guests to reframe the songs you love and the holidays you hate.
When Heidi Schreck was in high school, she delivered speeches about the U.S. Constitution in American Legion Halls all over the country in order to earn money to pay for college. Today the witty Obie Award-winning performer radically reinvents the speech she gave at 15 and discovers the profound effect that this document has had on four generations of women in her family. What the Constitution Means to Me culminates in a fierce impromptu debate between Schreck and a local high-school debater over the future of our inalienable rights. Directed by the Debate Society's Obie-winning Oliver Butler, What the Constitution Means to Me is a moving and entertaining show.
The Marsh welcomes a new solo show to the Berkeley stage, What They Said About Love by Steve Budd, which was awarded the "Best of Fringe" at the 2016 San Francisco Fringe Festival. In this absorbing solo show, Steve wonders why other people can — and why he can't — tie the knot. Budd 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. The Oakland, California-based actor captures the physical and vocal nuances of more than a dozen Bay Area characters, using their own words taken from hours of interviews, and weaves in his relentless search for "the one." What They Said About Love is directed by Mark Kenward and developed with David Ford, John Coppola, and Slater Penney.