Venue Details

50 Star Starred
Off-Market Theater
965 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103
917-363-9646
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C.Perk
Sketchy neighborhood is a big drawback.
Pulp Scripture info Nov 30 2009 star this tip starred
Randy
Very intimate theater, no bad seats, but a little warm in there, so do dress in layers.
FORKING II: A Merry FORKING! Christmas info Dec 23 2010 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

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14 events
12 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 20 2009

EXCELLENT SHOW! AT FIRST, I WAS NOT IMPRESSED BY THE SMALL SET/STAGE IN AN UNMARKED OFFICE BUILDING AND THE OLD, NASTY RESTROOM. BUT AS SOON AS THE PLAY BEGAN, GREAT TALENT APPEARED! THE PLAY EXCEEDED ALL MY EXPECTATIONS! IT WAS ENTERTAINING,...continued

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300 events
90 reviews
94 stars
attended Dec 22 2009

Another great production from Piano Fight.

Lots of fun, lots of humor, excellent acting, excellent storyline.

The audience participation by voting on the plot twists was fun, as those moments came at very opportune times (although, most of...continued

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59 events
57 reviews
14 stars
attended Dec 26 2009

Very funny! A great Christmas play.

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Website

http://pianofight.com/a-merry-forking-christmas/

Quotes & Highlights

Composer Arlen Hart joins the ensemble to perform his original score live on piano. A FORKING Album will be available on iTunes December 14.
The show was featured as a “Don’t Miss” pick by the San Francisco Chronicle.
“A series of scenes you’d be hard-pressed to find a better word for than ‘poignant’… but you’d probably add ‘hilarious’ and ‘endearing.’” —SF Examiner
“A runaway Christmas classic” —_SF Bay Guardian _
“Smashingly popular” —SF Weekly

Description

Two years ago, San Francisco playwright Daniel Heath and local production company PianoFight caused a sensation when they came up with the novel idea of a fully scripted play in which the audience votes on how the plot will proceed. The result was_ FORKING!_, which opened to rave reviews and played to sold out shows in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Heath and PianoFight are at it again, this time pitting audiences against the holidays in FORKING II: A Merry FORKING! Christmas, a choose-your-own-adventure play making its premiere at the Off-Market Theaters.

Christmas Eve is the most magical night of the year, unless of course you happen to be working at the mall._ FORKING II: A Merry FORKING! Christmas _chronicles the final hours of the Christmas shopping frenzy through the eyes of a pot-dealing Santa and his cookie-stand partner in crime, a mall security guard on his last legs, a bride-to-be deserted by her would-be fiancé, and a bored mortician who’s got nothing to do while those near death hang on until Christmas Day before they get back to the business of dying. The fates of these five characters and whether Christmas can be saved for each is left up to the audience who will vote at crucial forks in the plot to determine the final outcome.

About the Ticket Supplier: PianoFight Productions

PianoFight was voted the Best Theater Company in San Francisco in SF Weekly's 2009 Readers' Poll, and the Best Up-And-Coming Theater Company in the City by SF Weekly in 2011.