Singular Stories: A Festival of Solo Shows
Three Bay Area performers, three singular stories.
Working for the Mouse
Written and performed by Trevor Allen
Directed by Nancy Carlin
Aug 7 at 8p
Aug 10 at 5:30p
Aug 11 at 7p
Ever wonder what really goes on at the Happiest Place on Earth? Working for the Mouse started out as a live solo show chronicling the life of a costumed character and answers this and other burning questions like, “Is it hot in there?”, “Where do you see out of?” and “What kind of underwear does Mickey wear under there?” Playwright and performer Trevor Allen spent a few years in Southern California playing Pluto, Mr. Smee, the Mad Hatter and other characters in his height range on his quest for voice clearance and his dream of becoming Peter Pan. He recounts his tales of backstage debauchery, militant managers and his quirky coworkers in this unique coming-of-age tale that blows pixie dust in your eyes while offering a glimpse behind the ears of the Magic Kingdom. Working for the Mouse was awarded Best of the San Francisco Fringe Festival and went on to play to sold-out houses and critical acclaim in Berkeley, San Francisco, and even Los Angeles without once getting a cease-and-desist order from Disney.
Written and performed by Laura Jane Bailey
Aug 8 at 8p
Aug 10 at 3p
Aug 11 at 4:30p
“Mutti” is a monologue about a Midwest, middle-aged woman finding who she is through women’s work. What dirty secrets lurks behind the seemingly antiseptic cornfields of the Midwest and the fresh comforts of suburban California. How does anyone live through trauma, deep disappointment and the horrors of a World War, to come out the other side brimming with joy, kindness and hospitality? Is it possible to have peace, love and dust-free living without being resentful? With the help of a new husband and a new Mother-In-Law, she dives into the meaning of family, love and housekeeping.
The California Missions and Race Tour
Written and performed by Fred Pitts
Aug 9 at 8p
Aug 10 at 8p
Aug 11 at 2p
Summer 2012. Fred is standing in the middle of a California Mission church with a docent and 3 other visitors. One is an expert on the Catholic Church. One is an expert on Native American history. The third is an expert on...everything else. They stare at Fred. Is his fly open? Hair mussed? They have one thing in common. They are all experts on which famous black person Fred resembles.
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Shows rotate for 3 performances a piece
All performances at the Dragon Theatre (212o Broadway St. (in downtown Redwood City)
Tickets at https://dragonproductions.net/...