A Double Bill of Comedic Plays at the Shelton Theater
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The last date listed for Sperm Warfare with Pomp and Circumstance was Sunday July 30, 2006 / 7:00pm.
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A genius so assured he could write operas faster than secretaries could copy them, a genius so original even Bach cribbed his melodies, a genius so unconventional that his conflicting roles -- Catholic priest and creative renegade; cultural iconoclast and establishment favorite -- still shock people today, Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741) remains an artist without equal. Now he comes to exuberant life in the new drama The Red Priest of Venice at the Shelton Theater. Today best known for The Four Seasons, Vivaldi was one of the most brilliant figures of the baroque period, a composer whose life was as passionate and stormy as his music. Compelling and humorous, this 90-minute show focuses on a critical period in his life when he began writing his most dazzling masterpiece ... and when he fell under the spell of two equally dazzling ladies. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
“Eloquently expressed…Slick dialogue…So beguiling …”—SF Weekly
“…Real emotional honesty…Nearly too well executed…”—SF Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle
The playwright “is a scissor sharp observer of the human condition.”—Marin Indendpendent Journal
Sperm Warfare was 2005 Winner of “Best of the SF Fringe Festival, Critic’s Award”
Set in a law firm and a courtroom, Pomp and Circumstance is about the personal trial of a talented yet suppressed young attorney coming to terms with his father, a famous and reluctantly retiring criminal defense lawyer, as they handle their first, and last, court trials. It explores the boundaries between sex and love, religious law and civil law, acting and reality, and parents and their children.
Set in the sample room of an in-vitro fertility clinic, Sperm Warfare takes a hard look at how the biological clock impacts male-female relationships in sometimes role-reversing ways. As a 39-year-old determined wife rubs her frustrated husband the wrong way and a sensuous young nurse makes matters worse, the husband and wife are forced to define themselves anew.