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High-energy and laugh-out-loud funny, Coastside Comedy With Blue Blanket Improv is never the same show twice. Each performance is created on the spot and based entirely on audience suggestions. Walk along the beach, enjoy an outstanding sunset, and stay for the comedy!
Note: This show is intended for ages 21 and up.
Comedy on the Square is the brainchild of vaudeville performer Fred Anderson. After a trip to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2000, he was inspired by the festival's DIY energy to create an ongoing performance series in San Francisco. In March 2003, he started producing variety arts, comedy, improv, and magic at various venues. Productions that started at Comedy on the Square have gone on to tour internationally, including the premiere of Paul Nathan's "Devil in the Deck" and "Frisco Fred's Comedy Hour."
Set in 1606 England, King James's righthand man William Cecil commissions William Shagspeare to write the "true historie" of Guy Fawkes's infamous Gunpowder Plot. As Shag investigates the story, he discovers that the government's version might be less than truthful. Should he take the money and write a propaganda piece — or risk losing the theater and perhaps even his head? An entertaining tribute to art, politics, and the perils of negotiating both, Bill Cain Equivocation is a high-stakes political comedy with contemporary resonances.
It may be the 16th century, but these Aztecs is woke! After the Spanish set their sights on Mesoamerica and its riches, they will destroy anyone and anything that keeps them from conquering and claiming it all for themselves. But the Aztecs are like, "Hell, no!" Led by the unlikely duo of Colombina (a feminist warrior-rapper) and Pepe (a clown) — and empowered by a prophecy promising a new leader called the Great Brown Hope — they plot to overthrow their Spanish colonizers. Along the way, they collide with an evil viceroy, his inbred millennial daughter, and an absurd trio of singing Spanish inquisitors. Will the Aztec heroes win the day or get conquistadored by white people on boats?
This fresh, irreverent, and outrageous satirical musical comedy could only spring from the insanely hilarious and culturally savvy mind of John Leguizamo (who seriously schooled Berkeley Rep audiences with Latin History for Morons). With an energetic fusion of bolero, hip-hop, merengue, and rap, plus an uproarious mash-up of 16th-century and modern slang, Kiss My Aztec! celebrates, elevates, and commemorates Latinx culture.
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents Native Gardens, a cutting-edge suburban comedy from America's hottest new playwright and National Latino Playwriting Award winner, Karen Zacarías. When an up-and-coming Latino couple purchases a home in a sought-after neighborhood besides the prize-winning garden of a prominent Washington, D.C. family, conflicts over fences and flora spiral into an uproarious clash of cultures, exposing both couples' notions of race, taste, class, and privilege. In a play directed by Amy Gonzalez (Sunset and Margaritas, Anna in the Tropics), gardens and cultures collide, turning well-intentioned neighbors into ecological adversaries.
Alicia Dattner (The Oy of Sex) shares her modern girl's guide to enlightenment and other disorders with her stand-up comedy show One Life Stand. Coming to the Marsh Berkeley Cabaret this August with her ukulele, Dattner will share everything from how to floss sexy, how to tell if you love a love-avoidant, how to spot a narcissist in the wild, and how to win at heteronormative dating. She also muses on which Amazon to save, drinking at yoga, sleeping while meditating, nonduality in bed, and accidental enlightenment.
In the opening moments of Eugene Ionesco's masterpiece of absurdist satire, a rhinoceros rampages through a village square. At the local café, people argue over what they saw. Was it really a rhino or just fake news? As the eccentric villagers shed refined facades for hides and horns — smashing windows and crushing flowerbeds — rumpled everyman Berenger faces a desperate choice: take a stand against the armored brutes or join the mindless herd? This outrageous, comedic story of a civilized community shifting from defiance to compliance is chillingly resonant and riotously funny. From Tony Award-winning director Frank Galati comes an all-new adaptation of this wickedly entertaining comedy about power, conformism, and mass culture.
Brilliant Pakistani-American writer Zarina is focused on finishing her novel about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gulf between her modern life and her traditional heritage. But when her conservative father and sister discover her controversial manuscript, they are all forced to confront the beliefs that define them. From Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Disgraced, comes The Who and the What — a thrillingly fierce and funny new play about identity, religion, and the contradictions that make us who we are.
Sofie is an unhappy housewife, Gregor is her breadwinning husband, Dr. Franz is their strange psychiatrist, Wink is the cat, and Gregor has just skinned the cat. Violent desires, domestic anarchy, and feline vengeance at any cost make Wink a dark comedy about the thin, thin line between savagery and civilization.
Inspired by the internet meme of "women laughing alone with salad," Sheila Callaghan explores gender stereotypes, relationships, and sexism with a healthy side of humor and mixed greens. Callaghan breaks all the rules of our image-obsessed culture in this raw, feminist comedy where everyone is about to get tossed!