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Immersive World Premiere of Tense Drama: "The Edge of the World"

at Potrero Stage, San Francisco
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Fri, June 23
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FULL PRICE: $31 - $46
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $23.50

At a desolate campground in Oregon, two desperate families find themselves driven over the edge by greed, secrets and desire. "The Edge of the World" tells a timely tale of illegal immigrants who are ... [more+]

At a desolate campground in Oregon, two desperate families find themselves driven over the edge by greed, secrets and desire. "The Edge of the World" tells a timely tale of illegal immigrants who are suddenly caught on the radar, and how their ensuing quest for survival leads to a series of ill-conceived actions and treachery. Virago Theatre Company's immersive, world premiere production of Miles Pawski's "The Edge of the World" pulls you into a strange and violent world at San Francisco's Potrero Stage. [less-]

Twisted Dark Comedy "Mr. Marmalade" About a 4-Year-Old's Strange Friends

at Young Performers Theatre, San Francisco
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Fri, June 23
Sat, June 24
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10

Meet four-year-old Lucy's imaginary friend "Mr. Marmalade". He's a workaholic cocaine addict who beats his personal assistant and has a penchant for porn and sex toys. Oh, and Lucy's other "friends"? ... [more+]

Meet four-year-old Lucy's imaginary friend "Mr. Marmalade". He's a workaholic cocaine addict who beats his personal assistant and has a penchant for porn and sex toys. Oh, and Lucy's other "friends"? They're five-year-old Larry, who holds the record for the youngest suicide attempt in the history of New Jersey, and Sookie, her neglectful mom. Does this sound like the strangest comedy ever? It might just be. Playwright Noah Haidle's supremely dark comedy is full of "I can't believe I'm laughing at this" moments and gives both a hilarious and a heartbreaking glimpse into the life of a little girl who's growing up way too fast. See this Breach Once More production at Young Performers Theatre in San Francisco. [less-]

Romantic Comedy "The Clean House" From Acclaimed Playwright Sarah Ruhl

at Coastal Repertory Theatre, Half Moon Bay
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Fri, June 23
Fri, June 30
FULL PRICE: $22 - $30
OFFER PRICE: $11 - $15

Pulitzer Prize finalist "The Clean House" is a wry romantic comedy that centers around Matilde, a Brazilian-born live-in maid who'd rather be telling jokes than mopping floors. Her employer, Lane, see... [more+]

Pulitzer Prize finalist "The Clean House" is a wry romantic comedy that centers around Matilde, a Brazilian-born live-in maid who'd rather be telling jokes than mopping floors. Her employer, Lane, seems to have it all: a successful surgeon husband and her own busy career as a doctor. But things aren't always what they appear to be on the surface. "The New York Times" has called playwright Sara Ruhl "a provocative new theatrical voice" and "The Clean House" "visionary, tinged with fantasy, extravagant in feeling, maybe a little nuts." An entertaining tale about love, loss and the power of a good joke, this show sheds insightful light on characters searching for ever-elusive perfection. Laugh out loud (and learn something too) at the Coastal Repertory Theatre in Half Moon Bay. [less-]

"Sordid Lives": Del Shores' Outrageous Southern Comedy

at New Conservatory Theatre Center, San Francisco
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Fri, June 23
Sat, June 24
FULL PRICE: $40 - $45
OFFER PRICE: $20 - $22.50

A true cult classic, "Sordid Lives" is a hilarious "black comedy about white trash" that was nominated for more than 30 awards during its long run in Los Angeles. Written by Del Shores, the author of ... [more+]

A true cult classic, "Sordid Lives" is a hilarious "black comedy about white trash" that was nominated for more than 30 awards during its long run in Los Angeles. Written by Del Shores, the author of "Daddy's Dyin' (Who's Got the Will?"), "Sordid Lives" puts a comedic twist on a story of unconditional love, acceptance and coming out in a colorful small-town Texas family. The entire clan has converged for the funeral of Peggy, the family's matriarch and a good Christian woman ... in spite of the fact that she died during a tryst in a seedy motel room with her much younger, much married neighbor. Watch the family struggle to avoid a mortifying funeral in the San Francisco premiere of "Sordid Lives" at the New Conservatory Theatre Center. [less-]

Time-Traveling RomCom "An Infinite Ache"

at Bindlestiff Studio, San Francisco
OFFER DATES:
Fri, June 23
Fri, June 23
FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $15

A love story hits fast-forward in this cleverly-structured romantic comedy by David Schulner. "An Infinite Ache" tells the story of Hope and Charles, an Asian woman and Jewish guy who are limping towa... [more+]

A love story hits fast-forward in this cleverly-structured romantic comedy by David Schulner. "An Infinite Ache" tells the story of Hope and Charles, an Asian woman and Jewish guy who are limping toward the end of their uneventful first date. Before they part, though, their lives as a couple begin to unfold before them in snapshot-style vignettes, from first kiss to five decades later, covering marriage, parenting, tragedy and beyond. But the real question is: Will there be a second date? Discover all the infinite directions two lives can take when this fresh and heartfelt play takes the stage of San Francisco's Bindlestiff Studio. [less-]

"Grandeur", the New Play From MacArthur Genius Han Ong

at Magic Theatre, San Francisco
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Fri, June 23
Sat, June 24
Sun, June 25
FULL PRICE: $60 - $75
OFFER PRICE: $20 - $37.50

After a 25-year absence, MacArthur Genius grant recipient Han Ong returns to the Magic Theatre where he made his made his professional debut in 1992. This acclaimed novelist and playwright is known fo... [more+]

After a 25-year absence, MacArthur Genius grant recipient Han Ong returns to the Magic Theatre where he made his made his professional debut in 1992. This acclaimed novelist and playwright is known for works like "Fixer Chao" (an "L.A. Times" "Best Book of the Year") and "The L.A. Plays", which earned praise from none other than Robert Brustein, founder of the American Repertory Theater. Ong's latest work, "Grandeur", imagines a meeting between an ambitious young reporter and musical visionary Gil Scott-Heron, often credited as the creator of rap music. With a cast lead by Carl Lumbly (ABC's "Alias", CBS' "Cagney & Lacey") playing Scott-Heron, "Grandeur" is a story of art and legacy, told through this funny and gut-wrenching exchange. [less-]

"The Roommate": Odd Couple Comedy Takes a Dark Comic Twist

at San Francisco Playhouse, San Francisco
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FULL PRICE: $45 - $60
OFFER PRICE: $27 - $36

Though they're both in their mid-50s, Sharon and Robyn make an unlikely pair of roommates, much less friends -- Sharon's a staid Midwestern divorcee, who's happy to ante up her personal info, while he... [more+]

Though they're both in their mid-50s, Sharon and Robyn make an unlikely pair of roommates, much less friends -- Sharon's a staid Midwestern divorcee, who's happy to ante up her personal info, while her new renter Robyn's a hard-edged vegan from the Bronx, who plays her cards close to the vest. But when "The Roommate" finally does show her hand, revealing some shocking secrets, it spurs a surprising reaction in Sharon, proving it's never too late to take a gamble on changing your life. The San Francisco Playhouse stages the Bay Area premiere of this dark comedy by multi-award-winning playwright Jen Silverman. [less-]

"ShortLived": Nation's Largest Audience-Judged Playwright Competition

at PianoFight , San Francisco
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FULL PRICE: $20
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For far too long, a shadowy cabal of donors and elitist administrators has controlled what is seen on stage in San Francisco. Their reign ends with "ShortLived", the largest audience-judged theater co... [more+]

For far too long, a shadowy cabal of donors and elitist administrators has controlled what is seen on stage in San Francisco. Their reign ends with "ShortLived", the largest audience-judged theater competition in the nation. Now "you" get to decide which playwright ultimately succeeds in winning the $5,000 grand prize. Over six rounds, you'll be shown 36 plays, with each offering a sampler of bite-size brilliance from experienced playwrights, unknown up-and-comers and local indie theater companies. Your vote is key in determining who is the ultimate champion -- but be forewarned, if previous years are any indication, it's tough to pick a favorite from these funny, serious and always-interesting shorts. [less-]

"Macbeth": Toil & Trouble Abound in Shakespeare's Bloody Tragedy

at Phoenix Theatre San Francisco, San Francisco
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Experience Shakespeare's chilling portrait of temptation, ambition and betrayal on the Phoenix Theatre stage in San Francisco. Set in a macabre world of ghosts and witches, "Macbeth"'s cycle of corrup... [more+]

Experience Shakespeare's chilling portrait of temptation, ambition and betrayal on the Phoenix Theatre stage in San Francisco. Set in a macabre world of ghosts and witches, "Macbeth"'s cycle of corruption is thrown into motion when the popular King Duncan of Scotland is murdered by his trusted friend and general Macbeth. Driven by a supernatural prophesy and his wife's deadly ambition, Macbeth goes on to claim his destiny. But just as he grasps the crown, it starts to slip through his bloody fingers. [less-]

Magician Jay Alexander's "Mind Tricks"

at Marrakech Magic Theater, San Francisco
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Fri, June 23
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FULL PRICE: $45
OFFER PRICE: $22.50

Master magician and mentalist Jay Alexander is the new headliner at the Marrakech Magic Theater with his "Mind Tricks" show, a triple entertainment experience of comedy, magic and mentalism. Alexander... [more+]

Master magician and mentalist Jay Alexander is the new headliner at the Marrakech Magic Theater with his "Mind Tricks" show, a triple entertainment experience of comedy, magic and mentalism. Alexander's shows have been praised by everyone from Robin Williams and U2's Bono to Monty Python's John Cleese and the Rolling Stones' Ron Wood. Your evening begins in the Oasis Lounge where you will see world class sleight-of-hand, and a wonderful assortment of drinks and Moroccan appetizers are available for purchase prior to the show. You will then be escorted into an intimate showroom for Jay Alexander's unforgettable performance of magic, psychology and human lie detection that will lift your spirits and have you gasping in amazement. [less-]

Sharon Eberhardt's New Solo Show at The Marsh: "Crazy Famous"

at The Marsh Berkeley, Berkeley
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Fri, June 23
Fri, June 30
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10

"One woman tour de force" ("SF Bay Guardian") Sharon Eberhardt brings her latest piece to The Marsh Berkeley stage. Eberhardt is a writer-performer who's created and produced some of The Marsh's longe... [more+]

"One woman tour de force" ("SF Bay Guardian") Sharon Eberhardt brings her latest piece to The Marsh Berkeley stage. Eberhardt is a writer-performer who's created and produced some of The Marsh's longest-running shows including "Tell It on Tuesday". In "Crazy Famous", she introduces you to Sandy, who'll do anything to craft a killer song: move in with Mira, the manipulative ex-girlfriend of two dead rock gods, obey Mira's every whim to hear the tapes of the rock stars' legendary last sessions, even collaborate with Nick, a sketchy ex-bassist and unemployed bartender. [less-]

Tony Rock ("Apollo Live", BET) at Cobb's Comedy Club

at Cobb's Comedy Club, San Francisco
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Fri, June 23
Fri, June 23
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FULL PRICE: $18.75 - $23.75
OFFER PRICE: $9.50 - $12

Tony Rock was born to do comedy. The fourth of eight children, Tony has stepped out of the shadow of his brother Chris Rock and become a star in his own right. Rock is the host of "Apollo Live", and h... [more+]

Tony Rock was born to do comedy. The fourth of eight children, Tony has stepped out of the shadow of his brother Chris Rock and become a star in his own right. Rock is the host of "Apollo Live", and his acting credits include roles on BET's "Reed Between the Lines", FOX's "Everybody Hates Chris" and UPN's "All of Us". He's performed stand-up at the most famous clubs in America, including numerous appearances at the Gotham Comedy Club, The Comedy Cellar, The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory and beyond. He adds another great name to that list when he headlines San Francisco's legendary Cobb's Comedy Club. [less-]

The Skivvies Play Stripped-Down Musicians & Melodies

at A.C.T. Strand Theater, San Francisco
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Fri, June 23
Sat, June 24
FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $15

The Skivvies head back to A.C.T. Strand Theater to celebrate San Francisco Pride. Comedy-pop pair Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley have sold out shows playing their signature pared-down arrangements of ... [more+]

The Skivvies head back to A.C.T. Strand Theater to celebrate San Francisco Pride. Comedy-pop pair Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley have sold out shows playing their signature pared-down arrangements of eclectic song covers, all while stripped down to their underwear. Letting it all hang out, the popular "undie-rock" duo plays everything from the cello to the ukulele to the glockenspiel as they remake and mash up pop hits. Catch their "Pride Rock" concert at night, or during a special brunch performance. [less-]

"warplay": World Premiere of JC Lee's Bold New Play

at New Conservatory Theatre Center, San Francisco
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Fri, June 23
Sat, June 24
Sat, July 01
FULL PRICE: $40 - $45
OFFER PRICE: $20 - $22.50

Writer JC Lee (ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder", HBO's "Looking") reimagines the close relationship between Achilles and Patroclus in a poetic, radical and shockingly funny light. "Huffington Post"... [more+]

Writer JC Lee (ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder", HBO's "Looking") reimagines the close relationship between Achilles and Patroclus in a poetic, radical and shockingly funny light. "Huffington Post" has hailed Lee for his "wild sense of fantasy combined with a desperate grip on reality." Don't miss this opportunity to see "warplay" in its world premiere at New Conservatory Theatre Center. [less-]

Biscuits & Blues: Great Music and Down-Home Grub

at Biscuits & Blues, San Francisco
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Fri, June 23
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FULL PRICE: $20 - $24
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From the top-quality live musical guests to its exceptional Southern cuisine, Biscuits & Blues is the perfect San Francisco spot to enjoy a night of down-home entertainment nearly every night of the w... [more+]

From the top-quality live musical guests to its exceptional Southern cuisine, Biscuits & Blues is the perfect San Francisco spot to enjoy a night of down-home entertainment nearly every night of the week. Located in the heart of the theater district, this intimate venue hosts the best regional and national blues and jazz acts in a comfortable, close-up setting that's open to all ages. Voted America's No. 1 blues nightclub by The Blues Foundation and the Bay Area Blues Society, it's also known for serving up some of the best fried chicken in the entire region, not to mention California wines, microbrews and specialty cocktails. [less-]

Kurt Vonnegut's "Mother Night" Adapted for the Stage

at Custom Made Theatre, San Francisco
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Fri, June 23
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FULL PRICE: $32 - $42
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From the author of "Slaughterhouse-Five", the classic novel "Mother Night" by Kurt Vonnegut blends black and white into a chilling shade of gray, and artistic director Brian Katz brings it to the stag... [more+]

From the author of "Slaughterhouse-Five", the classic novel "Mother Night" by Kurt Vonnegut blends black and white into a chilling shade of gray, and artistic director Brian Katz brings it to the stage in this new adaptation. American Howard W. Campbell Jr., a self-professed spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. But is he really guilty? This historical reflection is also a love story, which fantasizes an idyllic "nation of two" as the only way to survive when the rest of the world has gone mad. Catch this world premiere at Custom Made Theatre in San Francisco. [less-]

Comedian Ian Bagg at the Punch Line

at Punch Line Comedy Club, San Francisco
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Fri, June 23
Fri, June 23
FULL PRICE: $22
OFFER PRICE: $11

Sarcastic, witty and just plain funny, Canadian stand-up comic Ian Bagg is known for his formidable ability to work a crowd. He's performed on "The Tonight Show", "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", CBS'... [more+]

Sarcastic, witty and just plain funny, Canadian stand-up comic Ian Bagg is known for his formidable ability to work a crowd. He's performed on "The Tonight Show", "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", CBS's "Late Late Show", his own half-hour Comedy Central and HBO specials, HBO's US Comedy Arts Festival and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. The native of British Columbia has also had his own Comedy Central special, and has performed all over the world, including China, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and across North America. See him as he headlines the Punch Line. [less-]

"The Mushroom Cure": A Psychedelic Journey & Fringe Festival Winner

at The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater, San Francisco
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10

Antidepressants and psychotherapy did nothing to help Adam Strauss deal with his debilitating obsessive-compulsive disorder, so after reading a scientific study showing that hallucinogenic mushrooms m... [more+]

Antidepressants and psychotherapy did nothing to help Adam Strauss deal with his debilitating obsessive-compulsive disorder, so after reading a scientific study showing that hallucinogenic mushrooms may cure OCD, Adam set out on a psychopharmacological journey of his own. "The Mushroom Cure" earned great acclaim when it debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the laughs kept coming when it played at New York's International Fringe Festival, where it won the "Overall Excellence Award for Solo Performance." "The Mushroom Cure" was hailed by "The New York Times", who declared the show "mines a great deal of laughter from disabling pain." After an extended off-Broadway run, "The Mushroom Cure" now comes to The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater. [less-]

Singer Lorna Luft, Daughter of Judy, at Feinstein's at the Nikko

at Feinstein's at the Nikko, San Francisco
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Fri, June 23
Sat, June 24
FULL PRICE: $40
OFFER PRICE: $28

Singer Lorna Luft, daughter of legendary entertainer Judy Garland, helps celebrate Pride Weekend in San Francisco with a return performance at Feinstein's at the Nikko. Born to Garland and producer Si... [more+]

Singer Lorna Luft, daughter of legendary entertainer Judy Garland, helps celebrate Pride Weekend in San Francisco with a return performance at Feinstein's at the Nikko. Born to Garland and producer Sid Luft, Lorna made her debut singing on "The Judy Garland Show". She went on to write the bestselling memoir "Me and My Shadows", she's wowed audiences on and off Broadway, and she's earned acclaim with her multi-media production "Songs My Mother Taught Me - The Judy Garland Songbook". Luft was most recently seen in San Francisco entertaining audiences in Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" at SHN. [less-]

Frameline41 San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival

at The Castro Theatre, San Francisco
OFFER DATES:
Fri, June 23
Sat, June 24
FULL PRICE: $14
OFFER PRICE: $9

For the 41st year in a row, Frameline presents its prestigious San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival at the Castro Theatre and elsewhere. Famed as the longest-running and largest event of it... [more+]

For the 41st year in a row, Frameline presents its prestigious San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival at the Castro Theatre and elsewhere. Famed as the longest-running and largest event of its kind anywhere on the planet, the fest draws more than 60,000 attendees a year. This year's crop of films includes rom-coms, action flicks, documentaries, dramas and even musicals, including "Hello Again", an adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa's Off-Broadway show that stars Audra McDonald, Martha Plimpton and Cheyenne Jackson. Also on tap for the fest is "Becks", about a Brooklyn musician who moves back to her Midwestern hometown after breaking up with her girlfriend, featuring Mena Suvari, Lena Hall and Christine Lahti. Enjoy these and other select Frameline films playing this month. [less-]

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