The Residents' Sam's Enchanted Evening: Rare All-Acoustic Play
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The last date listed for Sam's Enchanted Evening was Saturday November 19, 2011 / 8:30pm.
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Don Reed's East 14th: True Tales of a Reluctant Player returns to The Marsh Berkeley. This hilarious and poignant solo show tells the autobiographical story of Reed's boyhood in 1970s Oakland. He grew up torn between his strict, churchgoing mother's upbringing and his admiration for his enigmatic father -- who happened to be a pimp. An off-Broadway hit, East 14th was nominated for two 2008 NAACP Theatre Awards. Reed has performed, written and directed in film, television and theater across the country and was the longtime opening act/warm-up comedian for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Learn More
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Featured review from Randy VogelRed Velvet
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While the musical selections were great, I wouldn't describe the singing as especially tuneful, and as I didn't identify much with the character Sam, that leaves me with an overall review of, "meh, it was alright."
There are some funny moments, but I found Sam to be rather unsympathetic, and the less I liked him, the less I cared about his story of woe.
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Laboring behind a walker, an older man painstakingly moves out onto center stage.With self-effacing humor and a tone alternating between bitter and apologetic, Sam The Stranger reveals the raw residue of lost love, lost privilege and lost opportunity.
The impossible-to-pin-down Residents present yet another facet to their long career as innovators in pop music, performance art, video, and new media: a stage play. Originally conceived (and still ultimately intended) for 40-piece orchestra, this workshop production features just the Residents’ singer Randy, accompanied by long-time Marsh stalwart Joshua Raoul Brody, relating in story and song the life of Randy’s childhood friend, Sam. This will be a rare opportunity to see a Residents production up-close, intimate, and stripped to the barest of production elements: the first all-acoustic Residents show.