Venue Details

222 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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4.7 / 5 Rated by 46 members
Review from Rodney Anderson
Red Velvet 444 events 335 reviews

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?

reviewed Oct 30 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Dana Miller
Red Velvet 181 events 118 reviews

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!

reviewed Nov 27 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Anthony Braxton
Red Velvet 179 events 66 reviews

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

reviewed Oct 23 2011 report as inappropriate
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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>Eclipsed</em> Yoshi's Oakland <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> Balé Folclórico da Bahia <em>Betroffenheit</em> Art Market San Francisco: Contemporary and Modern Art Fair