Man Eater: Workshop of Dance Play Investigates Coping with Loss
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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 multiple SF Bay Critic Circle awards, including the Best Overall Play of 2012 (Edward Albee’s The Play About the Baby), The Custom Made Theatre Co. is a San Francisco-based not-for-profit theatre dedicated to ensemble-based, socially relevant productions. Custom Made, now in its 16th season, is the managing company of the Gough Street Playhouse, an intimate thrust theatre, where the company presents a six play season, along with numerous free readings, workshops and classes.