Born during the Great Depression in the South, Gene would rather help her
ophthalmologist father surgically remove eyeballs than attend debutant balls in taffeta. But she gives up nursing to marry a doctor and raise four children. Now she is pregnant yet again as her marriage is failing and then a medical crisis strikes. What choices are left to her?
"Attending Gene's show is like having strong coffee with a gracious, vivacious and very witty grandmother. Documentaries and fiction can't compare with this rare opportunityto experience history through the eyes of a woman who lived it all and tells it like it is. Plus, she's funny as hell!"
- San Francisco Fringe
Sundays at 3pm
W H A T C R I T I C S A R E S A Y I N G:
"In a city of standout solo performers, Julia Jackson can hang with any of them."
- SF Theaterblog
" Writer-performer and comedian Julia Jackson's well acted and consistently funny autobiographical solo show details her and her female partner's attempt to adopt a newborn girl from a young African American mother in Florida."
- SF Bay Guardian
- SF Chronicle
W H A T T H E S H O W I S A B O U T:
Julia never bought a baby before. Okay, she's adopting, but the agency sure makes her feel like she's buying a baby. Couples competing in the free market of love. Bad ovaries but good credit? Step right up! Did you know some kids are discounted? A black baby--which is what Julia and her wife are seeking costs 1/2 of a white baby. Almost makes Julia and Amy want to run out and start a chapter of the Black Panthers - and Amy's white!
The one saving grace is that the waiting time for adopting a black child is six months instead of the two years it takes for a white baby. Oh wait, a gay couple? Make that a year. What's that? Julia is a recovering alcoholic? And she's insisting on including that info in their Dear Birth Mother letter? Make that anywhere between 2 years and . . . Hilary Clinton's second term
But only five days after signing the contract (non-refundable) at the adoption agency, a bomb drops - a birth mother has chosen Julia and Amy to raise her newborn baby daughter. And by the way, she's in labor. In Atlanta. Good news abounds.
Show Dates and Curtains:
Season One: Episodes 1 and 2:
8pm: Thursdays: Oct. 2, 9
11pm: Fridays: Oct. 3, 10
Season One: Episodes 3 and 4:
8pm: Thursdays: Nov. 6, 13
11pm: Fridays: Nov. 7, 14
Season One: Episodes 5 and 6:
8pm: Thursdays: Dec. 4, 11
11pm: Fridays: Dec. 5, 12
Follow the adventures of Edina and Patsy as they swing through posh London swigging champagne and partying too much. You will follow them through Season One of Absolutely Fabulous featuring these zany episodes: Fat, Fashion, France, ISO Tank, Birthday and Magazine.
AbFab stars ZsaZsa Lufthansa as Patsy, Terry McLaughlin as Edina, Dene Larson as Saffy, Annie Larson as Gran and Raya Light as Bubble.
Rounding out the cast are J Sykes-Iness as Justin, as well as company players Marie Cartier and Randy Blaustein.
AbFab is directed by former New Wave Cockette and Thrillpeddler Christian Heppinstall.
It is the first production of SF's newest theater: the Royal British Comedy Theatre. RBCT is dedicated to bringing the crème de la crème of Brit comic telly to the live stage with faux British accents of our actors who are encouraged to release their Inner Comic Britishness.
Visit our Facebook Event Page (Absolutely Fabulous) at: https://www.facebook.com/events/812864898738249/
Photo Credit: Jon Bauer ©2014 All Rights Reserved.
An awesome mix of every aspect of comedy. We make every show brand new. New sketches, videos and stand up comics. Its never the same typical show. We want you to come watch our show every month. There is no show at all like this in the Bay Area. Come out and immerse yourself into everything comedy.
Every 4th Wednesday of the Month
Comic Confessions is a showcase, hosted by Abhay Nadkarni, featuring some of the funniest comics in the Bay Area. Every 1st Wednesday of the Month!!
Our next show is on the 6th of August and will feature DJ Sandhu, Kate Willett, Kevin Monroe, Christopher Conaster and Anthony Sandoval!
You can buy your tickets here :
Burlesque...from the Inside Out
Monday, November 03 - 7pm
Featuring Burlesque Solos by:
Baronass of Avalon
and more TBA!
Showgirl Troupe Floorshows by:
and more TBA!
With Special Guest:
La Bamboo Vixen
& Introducing MC Kellita, The Showgirl Shaman
All solos were created in the performance workshop, Burlesquel...from the Inside Out.
All troupe choreographies are original Hot Pink Feathers dances.
The troupe cast are all participants in Summer 2014 performance workshop, Showgirl Awakening...On Stage.
Note: Online tickets are $10 per seat. At-the-door tickets are $15 per seat. Online ticket sales end at 11am on Monday, July 21.
Doors 7pm; Show 7:30pm
For more information & a free guide to radiating your own inner showgirl, visit:
Saturday, August 30 - 6pm
"Deal With The Dragon"
written and performed by Kevin Rolston
Can Hunter find love before another incineration? All he needs to do is grow up, get a job, get out of debt and get the hell away from his roommate. But every time Hunter faces a problem the guy comes to his rescue, and whoever caused the problem ends up a pile of ash. BTW: His roommate's a dragon.
"Date Night at Pet Emergency"
written and performed by Lisa Rothman
Lisa's not sure who she should kill: Her dog or her husband? The prognosis isn't good for Sophie the cocker spaniel. Is it any better for her marriage? Ever since Baby #2 hit the scene, Lisa and Kevin have been fighting over sippy cups, fruit salad, and impenetrable origami instructions – at the bowling alley, the dog park, and the dinosaur exhibit at the science museum. Now Kevin is storming around the emergency pet clinic, ranting about the $2000 vet bill. How could they have foreseen this? Who ever heard of a dog ODing on antibiotics?! Lisa isn't sure what to do. All she knows is that this has got to be the worst date night ever.
Black Virgins are Not for Hipsters
written and performed by Echo Brown
Echo is about to lose her virginity to a good looking white hipster that she met on Craigslist. This will happen in ten minutes. That gives Echo just enough time to do exactly what you shouldn't do the first time you are about to get laid: contemplate America's racial problems. Echo is black. So she's use to pondering race. But she doesn't want to ponder race IN THIS MOMENT. Right now, all she wants to do is convince herself that she is beautiful, despite a lifetime of conditioning to the contrary. To make herself believe in her own beauty, Echo will pray to all of the gods, call her best friend over 20 times, and talk to her cat about the meaning of life.
S O L O S U N D A Y S
Hilarious, Heartbreaking & Provocative Solo Performances
Solo Sundays, S.F.'s premier monthly showcase, presents select samplings of veteran virtuosos and top emerging talent in the intimate StageWerx theater in the Mission District. Beyond stand-up and storytelling, solo theater creates casts of thousands - plus special effects - all bursting from a single performer. The results are hilarious and heartbreaking, passionate and provocative, ablaze with personal visions.
Please join us for what we’re certain will be one of the best shows in town.
Fourth Sunday of each month
(except when holidays force us to choose another weekend)