Let’s Bring ‘Clueless’ to the Stage

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that Clueless is the movie of our generation. And now some nice folks want to bring it to the stage. They’re calling their performance “AS IF! Like, a performance, DUH!” and they need some help with funding. Our buddy Lux tells us more:

It’s being put together by Mission locals and performed at a warehouse  at 17th and Capp. This project is going to rule!! The show begins in early April, and there is going to be and opening party Sat. March 12th with rad bands like Boys IV Men at Project One Gallery.

See the AS IF! Kickstarter page for complete details, a rad promotional video and more.

This Neighborhood Has Potential

The Bay Citizen has a little feature up right now about a play called Clybourne Park, about some insensitive white people (pictured) moving into a black neighborhood and being pumped about “its potential.” They sent us a memo because “the play is about gentrification, which of course is an issue y’all are dealing with in the Mission.” Whoa! That’s true!

Read on to watch some clips of the play and its actors discussing their roles.

Beer, Popcorn and a Show – Just $10

Want some theater with your beer and salty snacks for a change? Chelsea G. has a deal for you:

I work at Z Space, over at Project Artaud at Florida and Mariposa. We’ve got a play running right now, The Companion Piece, that’s getting rave reviews and want to invite more of our Mission neighbors to it. We were wondering if you might be able to share this discount? For just $10 locals can get a ticket, a beer and a popcorn to any of the four remaining performances if they enter the code “neighbor” when ordering tickets here.

Thanks, Chelsea!

Three Things You May Love

My pal Katie Cruz is directing a one woman show written and performed by Veronica Mannion called Booze, Boys and Brownies: A Musical Journey. She plays 13 characters!

Showing December 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th & 11th at 8pm at the Exit Theatre. Tickets are $12 at the door and $9 online. (cheap!)

Check out the teaser and have a connection.

Theatre Review – Habibi

Fellow theatre enthusiast Katie Cruz and I recently attended a press showing of Intersection for the Arts and Campo Santo‘s newest play, Habibi, running now through November 7th. Both of us are big theatre people (you can tell by the way I spell “theatre”!) and would love to encourage more people our age (70 and under) to actually go see live performances. In the Bay Area we have all kinds of great companies and houses, including Intersection, ACT, Shotgun Players, Berkeley Rep, etc.

To begin reviewing plays, Katie and I had to come up with our rating system. First we came up with a lot of funny jokes that weren’t actually that funny and not very useful, then we came up with a system (shown below) that rates plays on a five part scale.
Katie & Ariel's Mission Mission Theatre Review Scale

Hopefully that’s helpful. Anyway, on to our reviews:

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The How, Why And What Of Waiting

Opening tonight, Waiting for Godot plays a two week run at our wacky arts space The Secret Alley. The Off Center and Collective Theater Productions produce this latest interpretation of the ahead-of-its-time Beckett classic by director Wolfgang Wachalovsky. Come see it for laughs, arguments, confusion and more.

The show is Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this weekend and next, all shows at 8pm. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets. The Secret Alley is at 180 Capp St. near 17th.