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Shelton Theater
533 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 5 members
Review from Kay Englund
31 events 16 reviews

My daughter and I both thought the pieces were so well done. As an adoptive parent, I was especially moved by the act about adoption. Goldstar allows us to try things we never otherwise would do. thanks!!

reviewed May 09 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Paul H.
6 events 3 reviews

Very enjoyable and thoughtful. Wonderful to see strong, intelligent women speaking about the issues of their lives in such poignant and humorous ways. A talented group!

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Review from Nader Khouri Photography
4 events 1 review

All four solo acts were well done. I didn't have high expectations going in to it, but came out of it really impressed. I was blown away by Thao Nyugen's performance.

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Meanie Productions’ aptly titled solo performance showcase, See Mom, I Didn’t Forget! is fully equipped with pieces to make audience members laugh hysterically, remember the craziness, and remember the love.

The show celebrates the complicated relationship of children and their moms.  Even if the audience members and their mothers are on the outs, live on separate hemispheres, planets, or dimensions (literally or figuratively), they are invited to bring someone else and enjoy an afternoon or evening of familial craziness that doesn’t star their own family for a change.

The show-case features five local solo performers:

  • JULIA JACKSON rides the roller-coaster world of adoption in “I Didn’t Sign Up For This!”  This comic and solo artist has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has worked with Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, and Paul Mooney. 
  • THAO P. NGUYEN is a solo performer who was featured as a closing act at the SF 2009 Theater Festival.  In “Fortunate Daughter,” she wakes up on a good morning in Vietnam, dons her full-metal jacket and goes deer hunting on Hamburger Hill.  Later, her mother takes her to meet her grandmother for the first time. 
  • ZAHRA NOORBAKHSH is a solo artist and stand-up comedian who has performed with Maz Jobrani from the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour.  She’s struggling to figure out what will save her and her mother from the fiery pits of hell in “Hijab or Hammer-pants?”
  • MARTHA RYNBERG, a Solo Performance Workshop facilitator and original director of the critically acclaimed W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour, has her own damn show!  In “Best Feeding,” she is an adoptive mother who is breast feeding her child.  Impossible!  Crazy talk!  Right?!  Right?!
  • PAOLO SAMBRANO is a solo artist and was the lead producer of the short film, Elements, nominated for a Golden Gate Award at the 2005 SF International Film Festival.  In “Bi-Poseur,” assuming Paolo doesn’t kill himself first, the blood clot in his leg will.  But before all that he has to deal with uncooperative Playstation controllers, Bay Area prep schools, his mother’s death, and his quest for the perfect suicide note (otherwise, why do it?).

It was the warrior and philosopher, Mr. T, who imparted the poetic sentiment:“Mother.  There is no other.  So treat her right.”  Don’t miss your chance to say, “See Mom, I didn’t forget!”

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