Venue Details

82 Star Starred
Actors Theatre of San Francisco
855 Bush St. San Francisco, CA 94108
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 6 members
Review from Irene Rosenthal

stories are very midwestern and a bit too sweet for my taste. A bit more irony or anger or humor would have helped. Ms. Miller occasionally refers to her v complicated life - wish the stories had been more like who I suspect she really is...continued

reviewed Dec 11 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from elaine

I was enthralled and touched by her stories. it was like being in your great-aunt's living room, and she was telling you about some of her life. And, by the way, your great-aunt is a phenomenal storyteller! This was a wonderful, unexpected treat.

reviewed Dec 04 2010 report as inappropriate
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Lynn Ruth Miller brings Thoughts While Walking the Dog, three storytelling shows to Actors Theater of San Francisco. Each show is a different group of stories about everyone’s power to create his own destiny. These slice of life tales chart Miller’s quest to discover where the enchantment is hidden in the life we live.

Her journey of self-discovery is one each of us must take before we accept who we are and begin to enjoy the role we have chosen as our personal destiny. Her stories are an inspiration and a chuckle about the immense variety of flavors our life offers.

The stories presented in these productions were selected from Thoughts While Walking the Dog and More Thoughts While Walking the Dog, Miller’s acclaimed collection of columns that originally appeared in The Pacifica Tribune. Each show is 50 minutes of laughter and tears seasoned with an unvarnished dose of reality.


_*November 27, 2010: Farewell to the Tooth Fairy*

The first set of stories about the magic in all our lives, filled with laughter and tears, seasoned with an unvarnished dose of reality. This is everyone’s story, old as time and new as tomorrow.

December 4, 2010: Another Side of the Mirror

In this second set of stories Miller makes you laugh and cry with even more hilarious, poignant memories, inspirational vignettes for everyone told by an exceptional story-teller.

December 11, 2010: All About Me

The final set of Miller’s stories digs deeper into her bouts with her eating disorder, her battles with her mother and the glass walls of discrimination she battled alone throughout her life. She triumphed and these stories show you how you too can overcome obstacles that threaten to defeat you.

Lynn Ruth Miller has been published in various fields for forty years. Her writing often deals with feminist issues and appeals to readers who enjoy Laurie Colwin for her ethnic flavor and commentary on the idiosyncrasies of modern life, and Anne Tyler for her slightly out of sync frame of reference.

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