Venue Details

The Marsh Upstairs Studio Theater
1062 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110
415-826-5750
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 18 members
Review from Sue T.
87 events 68 reviews

I love going to see the solo shows at The Marsh, and Pidge Meade is one of the most talented writer/performers they've featured. This thought provoking show is about body image, the "war on obesity" and how people's perceptions of you change...continued

reviewed Mar 05 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Simon Udell
30 events 11 reviews

Pidge Meade's ability to switch to so many characters with a lot of empathy for each one was thrilling to see.

reviewed Mar 04 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from LZellerbac
15 events 6 reviews

Excellent show. Well acted, great script and direction.

reviewed Feb 19 2011 report as inappropriate
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Description

It’s 1986 and Meade is home after her freshman year of college with loads of new ideas in her head … and 40 new pounds on her five-foot frame. Her Dad – a tough, no-nonsense, world-renowned gymnastics coach – takes one horrified look at his ‘super-sized’ daughter and issues an ultimatum: shed the weight by summer’s end or kiss college goodbye! Flash forward. After losing 70 pounds, Meade attends a college reunion and runs into her old roommate, who wants to know how she shed the weight. But this tale of life changes – like the confrontation between old friends – takes some decidedly unexpected twists.

Meade has appeared from coast to coast in everything from Shakespeare to Sondheim to really bad murder mystery dinner theatre. Favorite Bay Area roles include Sarah Brown in “Guys and Dolls” and the title role in “Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge.”

San Francisco Ballet's <em>Swan Lake</em> <em>Into the Woods</em> <em>Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets</em> (TM) In Concert The Bead Show <em>Beach Blanket Babylon</em> Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants: Preseason Baseball