screwmachine/eyecandy or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Big Bob

screwmachine/eyecandy or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Big Bob
by C.J. Hopkins
Terminal Theatre
Oakland, CA
Dark Comedy
60 Minutes
EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St, SF
TICKETS: $10 ($12.99 online)
FRI SEPT 8 7:00 PM screwmachine/eyecandy
SUN SEPT 10 2:30 PM screwmachine/eyecandy
SAT SEPT 16 6:00 PM screwmachine/eyecandy
WED SEPT 20 7:00 PM screwmachine/eyecandy

Join everyone’s favorite TV game show host Big Bob and his lovely assistant Vera during this live broadcast of their ever-popular game show hit: The Big Bob Show! Watch as a team of married contestants pits their wits against each other for the chance to win valuable consumer products!! At first hilarious, then horrifying, it’s like “Nobel Prize-winner Harold Pinter had eschewed the theater of menace to work with Chuck Woolery or Monty Hall”!!! Winner of the Scotsman Fringe First award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2005. Brought to you in 2017 by the same creative force behind the 2015 Best of the SF Fringe award winning production of Zurich Plays. It starts out as a game show but ends up as a tragedy! Not for the faint of heart!!
Steven Westdahl (Director / Chip Devlin / Vera) is an Oakland-based actor, writer, artist, & producer making a triumphant return to the SF Fringe after winning a Best Of Fringe award in 2015 for nis production of Zurich Plays. Previous performance partnerships in San Francisco include the EXIT, Un-Scripted, SF Shakespeare Festival, PlayGround, Performers Under Stress, the SF Neo-Futurists, and others. Internationally, Steven has performed improv in Edinburgh, Ionesco in Russia, and bits of the Ramayana in Indonesia. He is also the 2010 Air Sex World Champion and the 2006 Time Magazine Person of the Year.
Caitlin Evenson (Maura Brown) is delighted to be part of her first SF Fringe Festival. Selected theatres include Custom Made Theatre, PlayGround, Livermore Shakespeare Festival, California Shakespeare Theater, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, the Breadbox, Ragged Wing Ensemble, Los Altos Stage Company, and TheatreWorks' school tour. She holds an honors degree from UC Berkeley and is a recipient of the 2015-16 TBA TITAN award.
Matt Gunnison (Big Bob) has been acting in the San Francisco independent theatre scene for several years, performing with companies like Custom Made Theatre, Thunderbird Theatre, Killing My Lobster, No Nude Men, Guerrilla Rep, PianoFight, and others. He holds a BFA in Theatre from Eastern New Mexico University and is married to SF-based playwright/director Claire Rice. His other roles in 2017 have included pompous wizard, cantankerous bartender, pretentious doomsday prepper, and drunk Peter Pan.
Kyle McReddie (Dan Brown) is an actor and fight choreographer native to the Bay Area. This is Kyle's third year in a row acting in the San Francisco Fringe, and he couldn't be more excited to be working with such a talented cast. His recent credits include: Six Degrees of Separation (Custom Made Theatre), Paradise Street (Exit Theatre), and Twins (Pianofight).
C.J. Hopkins (Playwright) is an award-winning playwright, novelist, and political satirist. His plays have been produced internationally at theatres and festivals including Riverside Studios (London), 59E59 Theaters (New York), Belvoir St. Theatre (Sydney), Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh), the Du Maurier World Stage Festival (Toronto), Needtheater (Los Angeles), 7 Stages (Atlanta), English Theater Berlin, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Brighton Festival, and Noorderzon Festival (the Netherlands), among others. His writing awards include the 2002 First of the Scotsman Fringe Firsts, Scotsman Fringe Firsts in 2002 and 2005, and the 2004 Best Play of the Adelaide Fringe. His political satire has appeared on NPR Berlin, in CounterPunch, ColdType, The Unz Review, and other publications, and has been widely translated. His debut novel, ZONE 23, was published in May 2017.