The Edenites: a Play About San Francisco from No Nude Men Productions
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Ugly Betty meets The Terminator in this new sci-fi musical by D'Arcy Drollinger (Shit & Champagne, Project: Lohan). When lonely, put-upon secretary Eileen spots an ad for a fully functioning mechanical male companion, she takes her future by the reigns and places an order. Mr. Irresistible soon arrives on her doorstep and, true to fantasy, a romance blossoms. Just one problem: He's not her mail-order groom. He's an exterminator on a service call. Soon the official Acme Brand Mr. Irresistible comes knocking, and the humble exterminator can't compete with the custom-made dream man. But just as Eileen is settling into a state of bliss with her new perfect beau, a coworker she's been complaining about turns up dead, and Eileen becomes suspicious of her robotic Romeo. She contemplates sending him back -- where he'll be disassembled for parts -- but Mr. Irresistible catches on and begins a fight for his life. Will Eileen finally find her voice and learn where true love has been all along? Learn More
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Excellent and well worth seeing.
This play, locally written and directed, is as engaging as it is fun as it illustrates the myriad types of relationships which can, and do occur in the diversity of the Bay.
Unabashedly honest, “The Edenites” intimately engages the audience in the personal, and intersecting, lives of the play's characters. The staging, performed in the round, allows the audience to feel not like a fly on the wall, but more as actual participants in the play's action. “The Edenites” stands out distinctively as a Bay Area/San Franciscan story, one that anyone from here (or visiting and trying to make sense of SF) can/will find value, and perhaps even an epiphany or two about their own and/or other people's relationships.
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The story follows a week in the lives of an over-sexed trust fund baby (Kai Morrison), his sci-fi geek boyfriend (Brian Martin), a bi-sexual debutante (Kirsten Broadbear), a famous writer (Xanadu Bruggers) and her small-business owning, small-town dwelling ex (Ryan Hebert). Add to the mix an East Bay couple (Megan Briggs and Ben Kruer) trying to get through their first year as new parents, one man skipping out on his boyfriend (John Caldon) and another looking to score one (Christopher Struett) and the world’s wisest roommate (Kira Shaw). The result is a sleek ninety-minute comedy — a soap opera mixed with a Chekhov play, mixed with actual life.
Written and directed by Stuart Bousel, this stylish piece of theatrical fluff is pretty much an exercise in drama as therapy, in which actual experiences are being thrown up on stage by the writer in a flagrant attempt to make sense of his own life. Somewhere between the snark and the scandal, however, lies a hopeful and heartfelt love-letter to the city and people who have housed him for the last ten years.