Huffington Post’s George Heymont brings SF Playhouse’s Company into the mix

San Francisco-based arts critic George Heymont’s thoughtful take on marriage in several genre, including San Francisco Playhouse’s 2015 production of Company.

You can read the column at the Huffington Post by clicking the photo below. Be sure to read it all, and watch the trailer for the production of Company embedded within.

Huffington Post column

Click the photo to go to George Heymont’s column at the Huffington Post.

For info on Company visit http://sfplayhouse.org/sfph/company/ . The production closes September 12, 2015.

POSTED BY BRENT WEBER August 17, 2015 at 6:36 pm

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Forking! ready for opening night

Photo from PianoFight Facebook page

Nicole Weber (right) and Shaun Plander (left) get their holiday game faces on for PianoFight’s 2014 “A Merry Forking Christmas” at their new space in San Francisco.

Photo from PianoFight Facebook page

The cast of 2014’s A Merry Forking! Christmas at PianoFight in San Francisco

photos conveniently “borrowed” from PianoFight’s Facebook page. You can find that page here. 

 

Ready for A Merry Forking! opening at PianoFight’s space in San Francisco

From the PianoFight website

 

Here are the first few paragraphs from a great piece done by Robert Hurwitt in the SF Chronicle and The Gate, looking ahead to the opening of PianoFight in San Francisco where I will be performing in the remarkable space in the holiday “classic” A Merry Forking! Christmas. The show opens December 19. Please click on the link and read the whole thing.  And, of course, I hope you can make one of the performances. Tickets should be part of your holiday gift-giving, don’t you think? My dad would like a plane ticket to San Francisco, Santa. (I know you read this. You know when I’ve been sleeping, for goodness sake.)

(By Robert Hurwitt, TheGate.com) Three guys walk into a theater to put on a play and, before they can start rehearsal, they’re handed the keys to the three-theater complex. A few years later and several blocks away, they’ve renovated a burned-out former Tenderloin landmark restaurant — the old Original Joe’s — and turned it into their own two-theater complex, with a full bar and restaurant, a cabaret stage, dressing rooms, green rooms, rehearsal spaces and even a small film production unit.

It didn’t happen quite that fast. For the PianoFight founding trio — Rob Ready, Dan Williams and Kevin Fink — it’s been close to a third of a lifetime since that first play in 2007.

They’ve produced, performed in and fostered quite a few productions since then, some ingeniously interactive, from their first real success with audience-judged new-plays contests (“ShortLived”) and Daniel Heath’s “Forking” plays (in which the audience keeps choosing which path the plot takes) to its “Throw Rotten Veggies at the Actors” nights, and pop-up events in Bolinas and beyond.

“We’re all 30 years old,” Ready says. “We started when we were 23.” (continued: click the photo below to read the rest of the article)

Great pics and history about PianoFight in San Francisco.

Great pics and history about PianoFight in San Francisco.

Find out more about PianoFight at their cool new website. 

Casting Update!

I’m so excited to announce that I’ve been cast in the hilarious choose-your-own-adventure comedy, “A Merry FORKING Christmas” at Piano Fight in San Francisco!  We had our first rehearsal this week, and I’m so thrilled to be a working with these brilliant people.  We’re set to open in early December.

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Check out Piano Fight’s Website for more information and ticket sales as they become available!

THE MESS!

Having just relocated to the Bay Area, I am so excited to have joined up with The Mess sketch comedy for their Hot Messy October sketch show!  I am excited to work my comedic muscle and work with some wonderful, passionate and hilarious people. Having spent the summer in the Minneapolis, MN area, it feels great to be back on stage.  If you’re in the Bay Area and are dying for a good laugh, come check out the show!

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Tickets can be purchased at the door (as long as they aren’t sold out!) or at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/853941

Discovering laughter and classic American theatre shenanigans in “So Help Me God!”

Playing through September 1, 2013 at Theatre Three in Dallas, So Help Me God is a treasure. What an opportunity to work with some of the region’s top actors on a rarely produced but simply authentic look at backstage drama in the world of theatre back in the 1920s. Hope you can see the performance at Theatre Three if you are in the Dallas Fort Worth area.

From Playbill – Off Broadway Alliance Awards Nominees Announced; Christopher Durang, Sigourney Weaver Also Honored – Playbill.com

More shows to put on the “to see” list!

Off Broadway Alliance Awards Nominees Announced; Christopher Durang, Sigourney Weaver Also Honored – Playbill.com.

via Off Broadway Alliance Awards Nominees Announced; Christopher Durang, Sigourney Weaver Also Honored – Playbill.com.

Here’s the story from Playbill.com!
Off Broadway Alliance Awards Nominees Announced; Christopher Durang, Sigourney Weaver Also Honored

By Andrew Gans
08 May 2013 

Steve Rosen and David Rossmer in The Other Josh Cohen.
Steve Rosen and David Rossmer in The Other Josh Cohen.
Photo by Carol Rosegg

The Off Broadway Alliance — the organization of Off-Broadway producers, theatres, general managers, press agents and marketing professionals — has announced the nominees for the 3rd Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off-Broadway during the 2012-13 season.

 

Awards are presented in five competitive categories: Best New Musical, Best New Play, Best Musical Revival, Best Play Revival and Best Unique Theatrical Experience. Winners, who will be announced May 21, are selected by secret ballot by members of the awards committee of the Off Broadway Alliance.

In addition to the competitive awards, Off Broadway Alliance Legend of Off Broadway Awards will be presented for sustained achievement in the world of Off-Broadway to Christopher Durang, A.R. GurneyKristine NielsenDaryl Roth, Stomp and Sigourney Weaver.

Visit the link above for more info…