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The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater
Three blocks from 24th & Mission BART 1062 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110
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8 reviews
39 stars
Get there somewhat early as the space is small and the seating is tight.
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4 stars
Ate at Boogaloos across the street. Delicious food.
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Jeff Greenwald's "Strange Travel Suggestions"
33 ratings
3.6 average rating
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6 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 24 2008

It was only ok, the idea of the wheel is interesting, but the pace of the show was too slow and he could have been much more pro-active. To tell Stories from other parts of the world, not just from the far east. The show fits high school kids or...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 19 2008

Interesting stories. However this was in the UPstairs theater of the Marsh (versus downstairs theater as advertised) and it was miserably hot up there for both audience and performer. Hand fans were passed out which helped some. They didn't open...continued

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158 reviews
522 stars
attended Sep 29 2012

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!!!

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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.