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The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater
Three blocks from 24th & Mission BART 1062 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110
415-826-5750
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30 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 02 2010

Great show and great performance.

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27 reviews
16 stars
attended Jun 10 2010

Marilyn Pittman's piece is hilariously funny and tender as she explores the ways the murder-suicide of her parents -- the culmination of a lifetime of a relationship flawed in particular ways -- shaped who she is. Marilyn's honesty about her own...continued

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3 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 04 2010

It's an incredible story told with great intensity. But even though it was her own story, it felt like an actress playing her part, and not terribly convincingly. There were many good parts, but the scene near the end when she speaks in two voices...continued

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Website

http://www.themarsh.org/Marilyn_Pittman.html

Quotes & Highlights

“Fabulous! A great piece of theater!” —KQED
Hear Pittman talk about the show on KALW’s Crosscurrents.
The show was originally produced as part of the Marsh’s Festival of New Voices .

Description

The Marsh is proud to present Marilyn Pittman’s_ It’s All the Rage_. Pittman developed_ It’s All the Rage_ as one of six artists invited to join The Marsh’s second Performance Initiative in 2009. She performed the show to sold-out houses and standing ovations as part of the Festival of New Voices II in June of this year.

In 1997, Pittman’s identity as a stand-up comic, UC Berkeley educator and NPR talent consultant was shattered by the sudden murder-suicide of her parents. The Pittmans were a normal mid-western family. Dad was a World War II hero, Mom was a poet and editor of her college yearbook and they had been married for almost fifty years before their shocking deaths. It was a family of big personalities doing daring things and laughing a lot, from penny carnivals in the backyard to wild rides on mountain passes. As her mom would say, “We had a lot of fun!” And they did. Hard as it was to reconcile this tragedy with her family memories, Pittman, a well-known Bay Area comic, has a knack for mining humor out of dark truths. The show, at once murder mystery and survival tale, is both uproariously funny and heartbreakingly sad.

Pittman emerged from the San Francisco gay comedy scene during the AIDS era. She made her name at Josie’s Cabaret in San Francisco’s Castro district, performing countless headliner sets as well as her two solo shows ‘Thank You For Sharing’ and ‘But Enough About You.’ LGBT audiences from Provincetown to Anchorage rolled in the aisles at her wild and funny takes on right wing fundamentalists, personal ads, gay sex, lesbian relationships (including her own) and an assortment of annoying self-help books. She is a G.L.A.A.D. Media Award winner from that time for her work as an ‘out’ comic.