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Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:00 PM Single Black Female Lisa B. Thompson  Aldo Billingslea IT Bookman
A two-woman show with rapid-fire comic vignettes that explore the lives of thirty-something African American middle-class women in urban America as they search for love, clothes, and dignity in a world that fails to recognize them amongst a parade of stereotypical images.
Saturday, January 6, 2018 2:00 PM Harry and the Thief Sigrid Gilmer Aldo Billingslea MoAD
Mimi's cousin Jeremy has a PhD in physics, a brand new time machine and a plan. He's sending Mimi, a professional thief, back to 1863 to change history by providing Harriet Tubman with modern day guns. Lots and lots of guns.
Thursday, January 25, 2018 7:00 PM Urban Retreat A. Zell Williams Aldo Billingslea IT Bookman
A supernova rap star has taken a retreat in Marin County to write his memoir…at 25, so he can stand where Tupac stood. He selects as his ghostwriter an adversary from his past...his high school English teacher.
TBC 7:00 PM Br'er Peach Andrew Saito Aldo Billingslea TBA
Saturday, February 3, 2018 2:00 PM The Long Long Ride Brian Thorstenson Aldo Billingslea MoAD
A couple unknowingly on the run, a mother and her troubled son, and a storm collide on the Oregon coast. A dark comedy about the surprises of looking for hope.
Monday, February 5, 2018 7:00 PM The Drinking Gourd Lorraine Hansberry  Timothy Bond Shotgun Studios

The Drinking Gourd (1960) was an American television show about slavery written by Lorraine Hansberry for NBC. It never aired and did not see print until 1972. The Drinking Gourd of the title is the Big Dipper. For a slave in the South it pointed the way north, the way to freedom. Hannibal, the main character, is a slave about 19 years old who is thinking about running away.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 7:00 PM Dance on Widows Row Samm-Art Williams Clay David  IT Bookman

The Dance On Widows' Row is a comedy with a happy ending about four rich widows who have buried nine husbands and live on a street that's considered jinxed. The widows are suspected of killing their husbands; they are also in the midst of giving a spirited party for four of the town's most eligible widowers and divorced men. Depicted in the fictional Eastern North Carolina coastal community of Port Town, the four widows invite the area's four most eligible bachelors to an intimate soiree for eight.  Having already buried nine husbands altogether, they know that neighbors' tongues will wag like the tail of a starving dog with the key to the butcher shop; but they are willing to defy small-town mores and endure vicious gossip if there is a chance that they will meet Mr. Right tonight.

Saturday, March 31, 2018 2:00 PM Scapegoat William Bivins Darryl Jones  Koret Auditorium, SF Main Library
Clive is a struggling comic book artist whose series, Scapegoat, once celebrated as a cunning metaphor for the African American experience, is now running thin. When Clive’s protégé, an unarmed African American teenager, is shot by police, Clive finds a renewed purpose for Scapegoat. But as sales soar, violence erupts, and Clive begins to question the role of art in the pursuit of justice. The play blends the real and comic book worlds as Clive struggles to separate the real from the imagined.
Saturday, April 14, 2018 2:00 PM Dead Meat Paige Zubel Michileen Oberst AAACC
Monday, April 23 TBA Halftime with Don Ken  Erin Merritt TBA
Saturday, May 12, 2018 2:00 PM Bodies  NoViolet Bulaway Aldo Billingslea MoAD