Venue Details

34 Star Starred
Eddy St Theatreplex - The EXIT Theatre
Between Taylor & Mason 156 Eddy St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-931-1094
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101 reviews
179 stars
attended Jun 03 2011

Actually, I give it 4.5 stars.

The engaging and interwoven storylines made the play very enjoyable.

The way that they had the actors' seating around the stage mixed in with some of the audience's seating around the stage was unique and...continued

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186 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 09 2011

This was a fairly prosaic attempt at contemporary romance and its pitfalls. Doing it in the round was not a good idea as much dialogue was lost as actors rotated around an imaginary circle.

In the audience was a claque that laughed at...continued

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7 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 10 2011

A surprisingly entertaining play, featuring a snappy script and clever minimalist in-the-round staging. The characters are well-drawn and instantly identifiable, and their dialogue ranges from funny to touching. The cast gives genuine, engaging...continued

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Description

The story follows a week in the lives of an over-sexed trust fund baby (Kai Morrison), his sci-fi geek boyfriend (Brian Martin), a bi-sexual debutante (Kirsten Broadbear), a famous writer (Xanadu Bruggers) and her small-business owning, small-town dwelling ex (Ryan Hebert). Add to the mix an East Bay couple (Megan Briggs and Ben Kruer) trying to get through their first year as new parents, one man skipping out on his boyfriend (John Caldon) and another looking to score one (Christopher Struett) and the world’s wisest roommate (Kira Shaw). The result is a sleek ninety-minute comedy — a soap opera mixed with a Chekhov play, mixed with actual life.

Written and directed by Stuart Bousel, this stylish piece of theatrical fluff is pretty much an exercise in drama as therapy, in which actual experiences are being thrown up on stage by the writer in a flagrant attempt to make sense of his own life. Somewhere between the snark and the scandal, however, lies a hopeful and heartfelt love-letter to the city and people who have housed him for the last ten years.  

<em>Paradise Street</em> Disney's <em>The Lion King</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> <em>Beach Blanket Babylon</em> Yoshi's Oakland <em>A Christmas Carol</em> WinterFest at California's Great America Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants: Preseason Baseball <em>Irving Berlin's White Christmas</em> Smuin's <em>The Christmas Ballet</em> <em>She Loves Me</em>