Critics and audiences alike love “Tenderloin”, Cutting Ball Theater‘s new production about San Francisco’s inner city neighborhood. The play has been given an extended run through 24 June due to sold-out houses, so I strongly advise you to get tickets in advance. A visually engaging set, luscious sound design, and brilliant acting all combine to create a memorable evening of intimate theater that for many people will reveal the Tenderloin in ways they’ve never before seen it. For more about the play and my personal involvement with it, there’s a terrific article in the Los Angeles Times and an interview on KQED Forum with writer/director Annie Elias, actors David Sinaiko and Tristan Cunningham, and me.
“Production Meeting, 26 April 2012” (left to right) actors Leigh Shaw, Michael Kelly, Rebecca Frank, Siobhan Doherty, Tristan Cunningham, David Sinaiko (foreground) scenic designer Michael Locher