EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St, SF
SATURDAY Sept 21 7pm Benefit Performance
O Best Beloved returns for One Performance Only to benefit the 2014 San Francisco Fringe Festival. Tickets $20.
Step right up, O Best Beloveds! See and hear of the High and Far-Off Times when the world was new-and-all! Satiate your curiosity about how the Camel got his Hump, the Elephant his Trunk, and the Kangaroo his Boundful Stride. 100% educational, verily full of veracity, and completely guaranteed! This ensemble adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “Just So Stories” features ‘sclusively imaginative leaps, altogether incredible assertions, fantastical feats of theatricality, and ever so catchy sing-songs.
“O Best Beloved” is conceived by Joan Howard and Rebecca Longworth and adapted by the ensemble.
Joan is a physical theatre performer and clown. She has presented original work at LEVYSalon, Barbary Coast Amusements, Literary Clown Foolery, The Clown Cabaret, and SF Theatre Pub. Recent credits include “The Odyssey on Angel Island” with We Players, and a staged reading of the new play “Faulted” with foolsFURY. Joan is one half of the acrobatic clown duo Max & Antoinette, whose “Where’s the Show?!” incited chaos and absurdity at the foolsFURY Factory Parts Festival this summer. Joan is a graduate of Flying Actor Studio’s Physical Theatre Conservatory and holds a BFA in Sculpture/Performance Art from California College of Arts & Crafts.
Rebecca is a stage director, motion graphics designer, and theatre educator. Recent projects include directing one of seven site-specific “Heart Plays” for SF Theatre Pub, designing projections for “By & By” at Shotgun Players, and performing with Ragged Wing Ensemble and We Players in site-specific, outdoor productions. She has directed for Bay Area companies including Boxcar Theatre, Theatre Q, Dragon Productions, El Gato Family Theatre and Jump! Theatre, where she served as artistic director for four years. Rebecca holds an MA in Text & Performance Studies from King’s College/R.A.D.A. and is a member of the 2009 Lincoln Center Directors Lab.
Joan and Rebecca host the Physical Theatre Salon at Main Street Theatre, a bi-monthly gathering of Bay Area theatre makers.