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Thick House
1695 18th St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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theatre very hot. Chairs that should be banned by U.N. for cruelty.
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2 reviews
2 stars
attended May 21 2009

Interesting, excellently executed! Great staging of all pieces, and fantastic acting! I love this venue, too--easy parking, intimate setting.

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attended May 07 2009

3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this as you can get a bunch of pretty good short plays all in one night. Great if you have a short attention span or if you are tired. I enjoyed the play about the bridge the most. The lead actor in that was the...continued

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30 reviews
13 stars
attended May 06 2011

A wonderful night of theatre. The seven short plays were intriguing, clever; good writing and some good acting as well. Don't miss this one!!

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Quotes & Highlights

The Monday Night PlayGround series is a hit with Goldstar’s members, as were the Best of PlayGround Festivals for 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004.
“It’s not just the playwrights who get a rush from the breakneck speed of PlayGround.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“You never know, maybe you can say you saw them when.” —SF Gate


The five plays and one musical that will be presented at this year’s festival are:

The Broken-Tooth Comb by William Bivins, directed by Katja Rivera
How far apart can a pair be and still be together? Inspired by the true-life story of mathematician Yitang Zhang and his proof of the twin primes conjecture.

When You Talk About This by Patricia Cotter, directed by Tracy Ward
A student/teacher conference takes a turn that neither student nor teacher quite expects.

Riding Dragons by Victoria Chong Der, directed by Nancy Carlin
A mother-daughter school interview deteriorates quickly as secrets are revealed.

Mr. Wong’s Goes to Washington by Ruben Grijalva, directed by M. Graham Smith
In Washington D.C., no issue is too small to provoke partisan bickering.

Stranger in a Stranger Land by Karen Macklin, directed by Michael French
A New York City transplant realizes she has entered uncharted — and somewhat disturbing — territory when she starts looking for love in San Francisco.

Love Spacewalked In by Maury Zeff, directed by Jim Kleinmann
Finally, the zero gravity musical of cross-cultural love, moon dust, and faulty plumbing that the world has been clamoring for! Inspired by and featuring the Gershwins’
Love Walked In.