An otherworldly being is coming to meet you. Hurtling towards Earth inside a gigantic asteroid, it comes in peace! It loves humans, It would never hurt you. Well, not intentionally… With whiplash physicality, and kaleidoscopic imagination, École Philippe Gaulier grad Sam Kruger, presents a love letter to Sci-Fi and oddballs everywhere.
Winner: Outstanding Solo Performance – London Fringe
A medical setting, a flirtation with death, an encounter with an oracle, a mysterious mirror and elusive three-way love affair. In a liminal space, Ultraviolet Life explores illness and resilience using gesture and burlesque.
“I was scared to show you. But I had to tell you, otherwise you’ll never know who I really am.”
This production thanks Emerging Creators’ Unit and Theatre 4.669.
A quest for ultimate power leads to an infamous deal with the devil. Faustus summons a 21st century Mephistopheles and sells his soul for twenty-four hours of power, knowledge and indulging in the seven deadly sins. Who needs a dusty ancient text when you have the power of the internet at your fingertips? #Faustus is the ultimate hack. The dark web awaits.
Women in refrigerators; (WiF) A trope that refers to comic book women who have been depowered, raped, mutilated or murdered in order to fuel the stories of men. Eve knows she is destined for the fridge, and we all expect it. Why do we accept it? In a superhero world, an intimate relationship is a death sentence. The only thing Eve doesn’t know is whether the light stays on when the door is shut.
Don’t miss this “Hilarious take on how people fall in love” (East Bay Express). Steve Budd wonders why other people can and he can’t–tie the knot, that is. So he asked couples about the push and pull of love—what keeps them from pulling apart despite annoying the heck out of each other. Meet a New Age couple that swears they met before they met, a pair of Metal Heads who thought it would be a hoot to get married on 6-6-06, and more. Satisfy your voyeuristic tendencies about how others look for love—and, in some cases, find it.
What They Said About Love won Best of the 2016 San Francisco Fringe Festival and is “…funny, poignant, thoughtful, and revealing about the search for love” (TalkinBroadway.com). This is documentary theater at its best, a la Anna Deavere Smith. Steve Budd brings 12 characters to life, using their words from hours of interviews, and weaves in the story of his own search for “the one.” The piece was directed by Mark Kenward, and developed with the help of David Ford at The Marsh, with additional assistance from John Coppola and Slater Penney. Come see what Bay Area audiences have been talking about.