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Foul Play Productions (under the Gaiety Project) presents
BLACK TIE BIG TOP
An Evening of Elegance at the Midway
Benefiting the New Writers’ Program production of LEFT-HANDED DARLING
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Doors & Midway @ 7pm, Live Auction @ 8:30, Event End @ 10pm
333 Battery Street, SF
$25 General Admission, at the door and
online at BrownPaperTickets.com/event/174805
Your $25 admission price is credited towards your auction bid!
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2011 — Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, come one, come all! Be amazed! Be thrilled! Be transmogrified! Foul Play Productions announces the BLACK TIE BIG TOP, an Elegant Evening at the Midway, benefiting the New Writers’ Program and the production of Nikita Schoen’s world premiere play, LEFT-HANDED DARLING.
This Memorial Day Weekend, head down to luxurious Le Meridien hotel to experience an avenue of delights and amusements in a four-star exposition hall:
- Satisfy your palate with an alluring assortment of sumptuous gourmet, carnival-inspired nibbles!
- Incite your ingenuity and test your prowess on cunning Midway Games of skill and chance to win Phenomenal Prizes!
- Fixate on your friends as they’re transformed in the miraculous Freak-Makeover Booth!
- Unfog the future with our Happy Medium as her tarot deck unfolds your fate in front of you!
- Marvel at our Mysterious Minute Mini-Sideshow, a cynosure of terrifying wonders!
- You may even get lucky at love in our Kissing Booth and make out like a bandit! Be sure to take advantage of our two-for-one deal!
- Vie for extravagance as the evening culminates in our live Spring Into Auction featuring prodigious packages from local artists and businesses—and made all the more worthwhile since your $25 admission gets credited towards your auction bid!
The BLACK TIE BIG TOP is Memorial Day Weekend, Sunday, May 29, at Le Meridien, 333 Battery St., SF. Doors and Midway opens @ 7pm; Auction @ 8:30pm; Event ends @ 10pm. Tickets are $25 at the door and online at BrownPaperTickets.com/event/174805—and your $25 admission price is credited towards your auction bid! Multiple ticket tiers allow you pre-purchase Midway Money (for the Midway) as well as discounted Gala tickets.
The BLACK TIE BIG TOP is brought to you by Foul Play Productions, Nikita Schoen, Kathryn Wood and many other local artists. All proceeds benefit the premiere of Nikita Schoen’s play, LEFT-HANDED DARLING at the EXIT Theatre July 2011 and Foul Play’s New Writers’ Program.
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ABOUT FOUL PLAY: We don’t act like this for everyone! Since 2008, FP is the SF-based production team of Sean Owens and Cameron Eng, dedicated to curating insightful, innovative and accessible theater.
ABOUT NIKITA SCHOEN and LEFT-HANDED DARLING: Nikita Schoen, a student at the California College of the Arts and an artist of many sorts (including choreography, painting, acting and poetry), takes her first steps into playwriting under the mentorship of Foul Play’s New Writers’ Program. Inspired by her unequivocal love for Tod Browning’s film Freaks, and ardently attached to the conjoined, the limbless and the hirsute, she crafted LHD, the story of a remarkable young girl whose own curious upbringing allows her to feel no aversion when she stumbles into a circus side show, in a mad, funhouse-like dreamscape. Michelle Talgarow, director, heads an impressive team of artists to bring Calliope’s (and Schoen’s) world to life and create FP’s most lavish production to date.
ABOUT THE NEW WRITERS’ PROGRAM: FP’s NWP is a playwright mentorship program that seeks out unique new voices in Bay Area theater, guiding them through the rigorous process of translating script to stage, and providing them with the basic tools and necessities required to flourish in the uncertain world of play production. The year-long program begins with workshops focusing on the newly crafted text itself and culminates in a world premiere.
ABOUT THE GAIETY PROJECT: The Gaiety Project is the self-sustaining 501(c)3 nonprofit that manages the Gaiety Theatre, a potential burlesque and vaudeville hall, providing a facility and nexus for unique, only-in-SF art groups to gather, creating a Sanctuary for the Lost Arts—an enduring, nurturing environment for the city's growing arts-and-culture district.