Crazed Journey Through the South With The Magnificence of the Disaster
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The last date listed for The Magnificence of the Disaster was Saturday April 28, 2007 / 8:30pm.
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Featured review from Marni DeWittRed Velvet
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An amazing one-woman show in which she talks about growing up in the South to a privileged family and trying to understand the murder of her own mother 12 years earlier. I don't know how she could share something so painful and personal with objectivity and emotion to an audience, but she does so masterfully. I went right home to read about her mother to see if there was any more information about her family and about the unsolved mystery of her murder.
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Wonderful piece, years in the making based on the actual events prior to and following the brutal murder of Rebecca's mother. Like a faster-paced Southern gothic novel, this shows characters of different race and class clashing in Memphis. This...continued
_The Magnificence of the Disaster _takes emotional curves on two wheels, the tires screeching with laughter, while driving the audience into the hearts of its eccentric and deeply troubled characters. The work is unflinchingly honest and unapologetically entertaining, showcasing Fisher’s gifts as a comic actress and mesmerizing storyteller.
Fisher started developing the piece in January 2004 with David Ford and continued to hone it as a member of The Marsh Performance Initiative. She workshopped an early version at the 2005 San Francisco Fringe Festival, then presented the piece in its entirety to sold-out audiences and great acclaim in The Marsh’s Festival of New Voices last May. Regionally, Fisher has performed with New Conservatory Theatre, Three Wise Monkeys, and Shotgun Players.
Fisher is the co-creator and producer of the East Bay solo performance series Tell it on Tuesday. She works as a theater teaching artist and was actively involved in the former arts education program at the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts. Currently, she is at the helm of her own program, Theaterplay.