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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With her 10th solo play, the incomparable Marga Gomez --winner of the San Francisco Bay Guardian's Best Comedian designation, L.A.'s Ovation Award and a New York Drama Desk Award nomination -- proves again that few can so effectively pack as many characters into a solo show as this talented actor. The author and performer of works like Long Island Iced Latina and Los Big Names, Gomez now presents Lovebirds, a riveting portrait of incurable romantics chasing their hearts' diverse desires -- including a macho maitre d' who's in love with a tone-deaf singer, and Polaroid Phillie, the nightclub photographer who documents it all. Gomez has amused and amazed audiences on both coasts with her richly imagined characters and hilarious insights, all of which are on full display in Lovebirds. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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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This was a real stinker. It's also extremely misleading. Look at what the name of this performance is. "The Residents' Sam's Enchanted Evening". It WAS NOT The Residents' It was one of The Residents'. There is a big difference there. I was...continued
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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.