Improper Ambitions at Rhino
I've been remiss in not mentioning that my friend wrote (and her husband directed) a play currently being performed every weekend at Theatre Rhinoceros in the Mission District. Oh, and I have been roped into helping backstage as what I call "tech help" but what is really more like "slide projectionist/laptop button pusher."
Christine U'Ren wrote the play, which is about real-life French painters Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun and Berthe Morisot. This is the World Premiere. The action takes place in both the 1700s and the 1800s, and some of the other characters in the play include: Marie-Antoinette, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, and Mary Cassatt, to name a few. Most of the actors play more than one role, and all of the actors are well-cast and quite brilliant. Gene Mocsy directed the play. If you live in the Bay Area, please come by. But hurry (as they say) because the run ends on October 2, 2005!