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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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Get there somewhat early as the space is small and the seating is tight.
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Ate at Boogaloos across the street. Delicious food.
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Ready for some grit? Come along for a ride through East Bay courtrooms where the funk of the street is processed into… what? Justice? Where we haven’t a clue how often we botch the job, or how badly. Meet a wheelchair-pushing public defender, and war veterans confronting old wounds, booze, and accusations of forgotten misconduct. Travel back with a teenager in over his head, perpetrating — trying to burn without getting burned. Who here likes child molestation? You might get dirty.

The Golden Hammer

was developed with Director David Ford and Club Solo. Mark previously developed Tom and John with Charlie Varon, two monologues exploring adolescent rebellion and the world of spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Mark has been a public defender in the East Bay for 10 years.

Written and Performed by Mark McGoldrick

Developed with and directed by David Ford