The Edenites: a Play About San Francisco from No Nude Men Productions
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The last date listed for The Edenites was Saturday June 25, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon is the world's longest-running musical revue. Since 1974, this San Francisco institution has followed Snow White on a musical comedy quest around the world, where she runs into satirically portrayed pop-culture and political celebrities, an impressive array of gigantic hats and one showstopping musical number after another. Because the show is constantly updated with new costumes, hats and characters, it rewards repeat visits. Among the familiar faces you might see spoofed in Beach Blanket's latest incarnation: Lady Gaga, Barack and Michelle Obama, the cast of Glee, Kate Middleton and Adele. Even after nearly 40 years, Beach Blanket Babylon remains one of San Francisco's wildest evenings of live entertainment. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Ken in Kensington
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This was a fairly prosaic attempt at contemporary romance and its pitfalls. Doing it in the round was not a good idea as much dialogue was lost as actors rotated around an imaginary circle.
In the audience was a claque that laughed at everything, funny or not, at a decible level that further served to mute the dialogue. It was hard to tell if they were just selfishly high (not having shared with others) or just friends of the actors who were shills for the cast.
There was no intermission making early escape impossible.
Quotes & Highlights
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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.