Review: The life of Townsend compels in The Marsh’s ‘Living the Shuffle’

Throughout the 90 consecutive minutes of Hollywood pioneer Robert Townsend’s autobiographical one-man show “Living the Shuffle,” it’s easy to see that in every way possible, he is a complete product … Continue reading Review: The life of Townsend compels in The Marsh’s ‘Living the Shuffle’

Townsend lives the Hollywood dream in ‘Living the Shuffle’ at the Marsh

“You know, let me just say this…” Robert Townsend is a thoughtful gent. Before answering any question, he ponders it deeply in order to give the most accurate answer possible. … Continue reading Townsend lives the Hollywood dream in ‘Living the Shuffle’ at the Marsh

Review: Lend an ‘ear’ to Herrera in the Marsh’s ‘Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name’

His name was Otilio. To her, he was Tio Otilio. Irma Herrera’s aunts and uncles came from a generation where names like Dominga, Socorro and Epifania were commonplace. Those were … Continue reading Review: Lend an ‘ear’ to Herrera in the Marsh’s ‘Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name’

The Marsh’s Irma Herrera would like to share with you how to pronounce her name

Irma Herrera remembers her transition from a parochial middle school to a public high school. Her parochial school was a much greater reflection of her segregated upbringing, a young, Mexican … Continue reading The Marsh’s Irma Herrera would like to share with you how to pronounce her name

Review: Magnificent ‘feet’ is accomplished in The Marsh’s ‘A Fatal Step’

Jill Vice saunters onto the black stage, her razor red lipstick sharpened for a thorough examination of the heart. She speaks with a period-style trill, a trill that shakes the … Continue reading Review: Magnificent ‘feet’ is accomplished in The Marsh’s ‘A Fatal Step’

‘Fun, heart and smart’ are the centerpieces’ of Langan’s ‘Daughter of a Garbage Man’ at the Marsh

There are a few things Maureen Langan does not endorse when it comes to achieving fame. They include, yet are not limited to the following, in no particular order: Showing … Continue reading ‘Fun, heart and smart’ are the centerpieces’ of Langan’s ‘Daughter of a Garbage Man’ at the Marsh

Holt shares her passion for a French icon in The Marsh’s ‘Colette Uncensored’

There is not one specific thing that fascinates Lorri Holt about French renaissance woman Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. It’s not just the phenomenal storytelling ability, a woman who penned the French classic … Continue reading Holt shares her passion for a French icon in The Marsh’s ‘Colette Uncensored’

On love and polaroids: Gomez’ solo show moves to The Marsh in Berkeley

Ask solo performer and comedienne Marga Gomez about her love life, and she’ll pull no punches. At present, Gomez is three years out of her last relationship, which she says … Continue reading On love and polaroids: Gomez’ solo show moves to The Marsh in Berkeley