Venue Details

20 Star Starred
Eddy St Theatreplex - The EXIT Theatre
Between Taylor & Mason 156 Eddy St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-931-1094
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fogcitygal
There's a lot across the street for $15, but there are also plenty of metered (but free in the evening) spaces available. Just like you would in any other neighborhood in the city, do not leave ~anything~ and I mean absolutely anything visible inside your vehicle.
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Easiest to take BART. Area gets a little sketchy at night.
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Reviews & Ratings

11 ratings
3.5 average rating
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68 events
29 reviews
52 stars
attended Jul 30 2011

This theater is very uncomfortable. The seats are kitchen chairs butted right up to the next chair. There are no arms on them and you sit shoulder to shoulder with strangers. The play was slow, uninteresting, poorly written and horribly acted. ...continued

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109 events
12 reviews
46 stars
attended Jul 29 2011

Brilliant, provocative writing. The excellent directing, acting and set design fully support the themes of social injustice as they tenderly explore the complexity of this family dynamic.

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17 events
2 reviews
3 stars
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Website

http://www.foulplaysf.com/lefthanded

Quotes & Highlights

“Schoen’s writing is rich and sensual … bawdy freakishness … filled with sideshow characters, and she adds more than one gruesome twist.” —SF Weekly Blog
“Surreal flourishes such as the mysterious puppet entity, Dr Chang, a hauntingly lifelike parasitic twin, Don Seaver’s dissonant soundscape, and a stellar courtroom scene staged by the sideshow performers, create an atmosphere of thoughtful unease that lingers long after the final bow.” —_SF Bay Guardian _
“A psychological tragedy with a tinge of gore, and layers of subtext that stew in the mind long after the spectacle is over… sensational story…strong performances and ornate costumes to rule in Schoen’s extravaganza.” —_The Guardsman _

Description

A Note from Playwright Nikita Schoen:

Thank you for joining us as we step into a different sort of world…

In writing Left-Handed Darling, I got a chance to explore a few areas of history that have always intrigued me, all while adding a murderous twist. The first incarnation of the script was constantly referred to as a kaleidoscopic memory play. It allowed each character to revel in their history, and very raw places of being, while transporting the audience back and forth between Calliope’s realities before and after her life is so irrevocably altered. In the final draft, however, instead of following the thread of gritty violence and exploitation that had inspired the initial script, a personal compassion prevailed, and family tragedy took the more prominent place.

To be different, whether physically or inwardly, in a world that might prefer to compartmentalize and rationalize everything, with neat little labels no less, is an obstacle. To reconcile, to use abnormality as advantage, I believe, is a feat.

My heartfelt thanks to Cameron Eng, Sean Owens and Michelle Talgarow for their assistance in development and belief in me as I wrote my first script, and to the cast for their dedication, not only to the story, but the very words themselves. I’d also love to thank everyone who’s been in on the process from our very first readings.

About the Ticket Supplier: Foul Play Productions

Since 2008, this SF based production company, founded by Sean Owens and Cameron Eng, has been dedicated to curating insightful, innovative, and accessible theater.