Venue Details

The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater
Three blocks from 24th & Mission BART 1062 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110
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3.6 / 5 Rated by 33 members
Review from bk
Red Velvet 237 events 161 reviews

Sometimes the stories are interesting. Sometimes they seem pretty implauible though he presents them as being true.
"The Real Americans" & "Geezer" will be playing at the Marsh. Both are terrific shows!!!

reviewed Sep 29 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from dogmom11
Red Velvet 177 events 125 reviews

Jeff is like a crazy cool uncle who always has a fun story. 3 spins, 3 stories, all hilarious. 80 mins, no intermission, intimate venue w/open seating so get there early--our show was sold out. We're going back before the end of the run--each...continued

reviewed Apr 03 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Joyce L.
Red Velvet 96 events 30 reviews

A unique show in which every performance is different. More than a travellogue, the performer tells each tale with the theme of finding wonderment and surprise in every adventure.

reviewed Apr 11 2008 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“The last time Jeff Greenwald’s roulette wheel of a one-man show had a run at The Marsh, I went and laughed my head off. The Marsh is a small place, so Greenwald obligingly handed my head back to me.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Funny, keen-eyed, utterly engaging… Wherever it leads, it adds up to quite a trip.” —_San Francisco Bay Guardian _


“Peculiar travel suggestions,” Kurt Vonnegut wrote in_ Cats Cradle_, “are dancing lessons from God.” Indeed, it’s those unpredictable discoveries and encounters that make world travel so illuminating. Oakland-based Jeff Greenwald — best known for his best-selling books, including _Shopping for Buddhas, The Size of the World and now Snake Lake_ — brings the hand of destiny to this work: an improvised monologue inspired by the joys of wanderlust. Audience members step onstage, and spin a huge, colorful Wheel of Fortune. ’Round and ’round it spins, and where it stops, the story begins…. 

Jeff Greenwald has visited six continents, working as a writer, performer, and photographer. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, Afar, Salon, and many other publications. He also serves as Executive Director of Ethical Traveler (, a global alliance dedicated to human rights, environmental protection and the ambassadorial potential of world travel. Jeff’s new book, Snake Lake — set in Kathmandu during the “People Power” revolution of 1990 — was released in November 2010 by Counterpoint Press. 

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