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50 Star Starred
Off-Market Theater
965 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103
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34 events
14 reviews
3 stars
Sketchy neighborhood is a big drawback.
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7 reviews
12 stars
Very intimate theater, no bad seats, but a little warm in there, so do dress in layers.
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"Bohemian Cowboy"
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4.0 average rating
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21 events
5 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 12 2009

When he walks out try to vision a young Kenny Rogers; his life story is amazing, it pulls at your heart and draws you in. He's a true all american cowboy from Utah, has his bestfriend onstage (guitar), sings (several) - a memorable song titled...continued

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51 reviews
50 stars
attended Sep 11 2009

Raymond King Shurtz wrote and last night performed a powerful, mesmerizing, and poignant eulogy to his lost father. His one-man play was very moving, delivered spot-on. And his Western guitar strumming and singing was quite melodic and...continued

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42 reviews
74 stars
attended Sep 19 2009

Personable entertainer. Combined storytelling, live music (played guitar), audio effects, slides.

Very small, bare-bones venue, in need of more ventilation. Borderline neighborhood (homeless camped out on sidewalk near the bldg), but a short...continued

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Theatre 4S NYC, the Jean And Ken Campbell Foundation, and the Boulder Heritage Foundation, are proud to present the San Francisco Premiere of Bohemian Cowboy, written and performed by award-winning playwright and actor Raymond King Shurtz.

In November of 2005, Raymond Dean Shurtz walked into the desert in Clark County, Nevada, The Valley of Fire, and simply disappeared.

For two years, Nevada detectives, Nevada Search and Rescue, psychics, private detectives, and family and friends, searched for his body. Mr. Shurtz has never been found.

A honky-tonk singer, a cowboy, a carpenter, and a traveler of mythic proportions, the senior Mr. Shurtz left an array of mysteries as a “disappearing specialist”.

In an attempt to unravel these mysteries, his son writes and performs the legacy his father left him, using the same characteristics as his father, the original “disappearing specialist” and “bohemian cowboy”.

Raymond King Shurtz was the 2003 recipient of The Arizona Commission on the Arts Playwriting Fellowship, for Blue Baby, A Memoir, and is the author of 31 plays, published by Samuel French and Anchorage Press. His plays have been produced worldwide, several in NYC by the renowned underground theatre, Theatre 4S NYC.