Man Eater: Workshop of Dance Play Investigates Coping with Loss
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The last date listed for Man Eater, A Dance Play was Saturday December 4, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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Written by a graduate student who had to cope with several family losses, this play successfully mixed dialogue and dance. I liked the treatment of the play's namesake, the "Man Eater" character, at different stages of her life. Almost everyone in the audience stayed for the talk-back session afterward, a testament to our level of interest in the play. Some people mentioned being repeat attendees.
Custom Made Theatre Company is proud to announce our first Workshop Series production of the season, featuring the work of Associate Artistic Director, Daunielle Rasmussen, and a cast of fourteen actors and dancers. In this provocative piece, dance is used in a symbiotic relationship with the text to tell the story of four people who are coping-or not coping- with loss in their own ways.
Rose is used to getting what she wants and this time its restaurant manager Nate Sanchez. Emotionally estranged from his grief stricken wife, Nate is susceptible prey and embarks on a tumultuous journey through the wilderness of grief where he discovers that he is not the only one lost. Unbeknownst to Rose, her latest conquest will cause her to relive a painful secret she thought long forgotten.
The performance features Sarah Moser, Partick Barresi, Stefin Collins, Luisa Frasconi, Jesse Bie, Kyle Griffiths, Margarita Galindo, Danielle Doyle, Jessica Rudholm, Adrienne Walters, Teri Whipple, Xanadu Bruggers, Vincent P. Rodriguez.
Immediately following the show will be a feedback discussion to support the further growth of this work in progress.
About the Ticket Supplier: Custom Made Theatre Co.Winner of the SF Bay Critic Circle award for Best Overall Play of 2012, The Custom Made Theatre Co. is a San Francisco-based not-for-profit theatre dedicated to ensemble-based, socially relevant productions. Custom Made is the managing company of the Gough Street Playhouse, an intimate thrust theatre without a bad seat in the house, where they present a five play season, along with numerous readings, workshops and classes. Most recently, Custom Made produced the Goldstar ROAR award-winning "Eurydice"
and the Bay Area Premiere of Christopher Durang's "Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them."