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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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"The Dharma of Dollars"
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3.7 average rating
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3 stars
attended Jun 04 2005

This is a fun play about true Bay Area issues: is it better to be successful financially or spiritually, or both?

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“Commanding storyteller.” —S.F. Weekly
“An astonishing word-slinger.” —Contra Costa Times
“Comic timing is as sharp as his punch-lines are well-honed.” —S.F. Chronicle


Is Mark Kenward betraying his working class roots when he unknowingly stumbles upon a fortune? This question haunts him into pursuing a most unusual spiritual path. The path of business. A path he knows nothing about. A path that leads him down into the underbelly of the Oakland Hills and the cutthroat world of yoga studio management. A mysterious path populated by trust-fund Buddhas and 90-year-old real estate sharks. “The Dharma of Dollars” is a high-spirited comedy full of big laughs, but within the skillful strokes of a master humorist lurks a darker critique of class, privilege, and spirituality.

Kenward probes our current attitudes toward easy enlightenment and the almighty dollar, and in doing so lifts the veil on a subject that we rarely talk about, but that we are all thinking about. Our money.

In recent months the Marsh has proven it’s reputation as the Bay Area’s — and one of the nation’s — foremost presenters of solo performance with the success of plays by Charlie Varon, Brian Copeland, Dan Hoyle, and Wayne Harris.

Don Reed's <em>East 14th</em> <em>Daughter of a Garbageman</em> <em>Mincing Words</em> <em>Summer in Sanctuary</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> <em>A Thousand Splendid Suns</em> The Harlem Globetrotters: 2017 World Tour <em>On Beckett</em> The Harlem Globetrotters: 2017 World Tour <em>Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment</em>