The Trip To Bountiful at Actors Theater San Francisco
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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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Featured review from Louis Graham
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It is an absolute thrill to get the chance to see a performance from someone who was there at some of the greatest moment of theatre of the last century. Jean Shelton is still a great actress (although at 78 the lines don't always come out perfectly, she is true to the character and the situation) and headlines a great night of theatre. The rest of the production is consistently fine, especially the acting of Christian Philips and Jenny Dare Paulin, and the play is a nostalgic slice of life that explores issues of aging, loss and moving on.
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“The Trip To Bountiful … is the rarest of theater experiences, an evening which will prove an indelible memory…” —New York World Telegram
Featuring: James Baldock, Keith Burkland, Scott Agar Jaicks, Tim Meehan, Virginia Dare Paulin, Christian Phillips, Duncan Phillips, Jean Shelton, Niki Yapo