Maple and Vine: A Modern Comedy About '50s Era Re-Enactors
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The last date listed for Maple and Vine was Sunday April 22, 2012 / 2:00pm.
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Both charming and disturbing, The Suit combines a rich musical score with remarkably simple staging as it tells the story of a husband who doles out an unusual punishment to his cheating wife: He asks that she treat her lover's abandoned suit as a guest of honor in their home. Accompanying her wherever she goes, the suit becomes a whimsical yet cruel reminder of her infidelity. African melodies interweave with jazz standards to underscore this surprising, sharp-witted tale set in Apartheid-era Johannesburg, in a haunting production that integrates virtuosic musicians directly into the action. Learn More
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Sweet show - I enjoyed the concept of a current couple choosing to go back to 1955 (especially, since I always thought I would have enjoyed being an adult during that time). The clothes, music and settings were great! Goldstar came through with great tickets- I sat in D7, six rows back and right in the middle. Excellent seat! I took BART and walked up two blocks; it couldn't have been easier. Thank you Goldstar for making a drab afternoon, inexpensive, easy and enjoyable!
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The story is great. The sets are fantastic. The costumes are to drool for. The acting, while great, was a bit uneven during the preview. And I couldn't hear several key lines throughout the performance. So either mike up or project better.
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“A clever, sharply drawn fantasy. Makes a sneaky, compelling case for the seductions of living the Ozzie and Harriet life.” —_New York Times _
“A darkly appealing fairy tale. [Playwright] Jordan Harrison racks up beaucoup points for originality.” —_Variety _
A new play by Jordan Harrison
Directed by Mark Rucker
Could you drop Wi-Fi for hi-fi? Abandon sushi lunches for Tupperware parties? What would you give up for a simpler life? Overwhelmed by the infinite choices of the modern world, Katha and Ryu discover an enticing escape route: joining a community of 1950s reenactors, where life is slower, passion is risqué, and a sparkling cocktail is a daily accessory. But in this provocative comedy, retro attitudes about gender, race, and sexuality stir up powerful questions. How much are they willing to sacrifice for happiness?
Recommended for ages 14 and older (contains sexual situations and partial nudity).