Venue Details

217 Star Starred
The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater
Three blocks from 24th & Mission BART 1062 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110
415-826-5750
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"The Kipling Hotel: True Misadventures of the Electric Pink '80s "
46 ratings
4.7 average rating
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440 events
335 reviews
81 stars
attended Oct 30 2011

A hysterical continuation of Reed's EAST 14TH. Very funny seeing hearing about all the personalities that lived in the hotel and how he persevered through school. Did he ever go back and get his degree?

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117 reviews
50 stars
attended Nov 27 2011

Don Reed is a superstar--he tells a wonderful story with incredible style and humor! The evening flew by without a single dull moment.

This is one of the most enjoyable solo shows I've ever seen. I cannot recommend it highly enough!

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176 events
66 reviews
494 stars
attended Oct 23 2011

If you lived through the 80's... go see this show. Black folk will love it.. because we will see some of ourselves in there. Mr. Reed employs more of his sound effects and facial contorkulations than I remember in E14th and I'm not a fan of...continued

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Read reviews of East 14th on Goldstar https://www.goldstar.com/events/berkeley-ca/don-reeds-east-14th-tales-of-a-reluctant-player.html?reviews=all#reviews.

Description

Don Reed is the writer/director/playwright of one of the longest running solo shows in the Bay Area – his highly successful East 14th – which chronicles his hilarious and moving escape from a deeply religious upbringing to join his real father… whom he didn’t know was a pimp in the ‘70s. His new show, The Kipling Hotel, picks up where his ‘70s tome left off. 

Don has performed, written and directed for film, television and theatre. His work on an HBO special of up-and-coming comedians years ago caught the attention of the right people and led to many recurring and guest starring roles on television. Don has performed all over the country and opened for Tony Award winner Tommy Tune. You may have heard his voice on: Spiderman, The Flintstones, ER, Frasier, Friends, Scrubs, Will & Grace, Law & Order and SNL. He has written promos for The Golden Globes, The Academy Awards and the Olympics. Additionally, he has written and developed screenplays for Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule and Maverick Filmworks. Don is also the opening act/warm up comedian for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and just closed a deal for a new FOX television comedy.

<em>Summer in Sanctuary</em> <em>Mincing Words</em> Brian Copeland's <em>The Jewelry Box</em> Don Reed's <em>East 14th</em> Disney's <em>The Lion King</em> Maxwell & Mary J. Blige Sarah Silverman <em>Beach Blanket Babylon</em> <em>A Christmas Carol</em> WinterFest at California's Great America Gladys Knight & The San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Ballet's <em>Nutcracker</em> Rodgers & Hammerstein's <em>The King and I</em> <em>A Christmas Carol</em>