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Lisa Rothman appears in “Dragon in the Drop-Off Lane” at The Marsh Berkeley. (Courtesy David Allen)

‘Dragon’ a solo fantasy show with parenting tales

In a theater world filled with perhaps too many stories about dysfunctional…

 

Eliza Gibson plays all of the characters in “Bravo 25: Your A.I Therapist Will See You Now.” (Courtesy Keiarerah Frauchiger)

Eliza Gibson’s ‘A.I. Therapist’ provides comfort

In her solo show “Bravo 25: Your A.I. Therapist Will See You…

 

Diane Barnes, a single mom and doctor from San Rafael, describes how her brain injury affected her family in her one-woman show at the Marsh (Courtesy Harris and Mattei)

‘Stroke of Luck’ a story of family, survival

In her solo show at The Marsh, Diane Barnes asks some provocative…

 

Charlie Varon offers hot soup at his one-man show “Storyborscht.” (Courtesy Myra Levy)

Charlie Varon serves up comfort food in ‘Storyborscht’

At the outset of his new storytelling session, with dining, Charlie Varon…

Charlie Varon offers hot soup at his one-man show “Storyborscht.” (Courtesy Myra Levy)
Funny Maureen Langan appears in an entertaining solo show at The Marsh. (Courtesy Bitten By A Zebra Media)

Maureen Langan an engaging garbageman’s daughter

The title of Maureen Langan’s solo show, “Daughter of a Garbageman,” now…

Funny Maureen Langan appears in an entertaining solo show at The Marsh. (Courtesy Bitten By A Zebra Media)
Cabaret singer Craig Jessup sings tunes by Rodgers and Hart, the Gershwins, Burton Lane and Vernon Duke in “Taking a Chance of Love” in Mill Valley.  (Courtesy photo)

Betty, Buffy, Craig Jessup, Shocktoberfest, Terror-Rama onstage Oct. 20-23

Here are a few offerings of what's onstage this weekend: Amateurs: Notre…

Cabaret singer Craig Jessup sings tunes by Rodgers and Hart, the Gershwins, Burton Lane and Vernon Duke in “Taking a Chance of Love” in Mill Valley.  (Courtesy photo)
Ady Lady has amusing realizations about everyday life in San Francisco in “From Piss to Bliss.” (Courtesy Clay Rosenthal)

Ady Lady ponders salvation vs. shame in funny solo show

“I saw a muzzled dog vomit on the bus.” That first line…

Ady Lady has amusing realizations about everyday life in San Francisco in “From Piss to Bliss.” (Courtesy Clay Rosenthal)
Julie Katz appears in “Grey Matter,” a funny solo show about the contemporary workplace. (Courtesy Serena Morelli)

‘Grey Matter’ skewers corporate culture

Anyone who has worked for a corporation, or known someone who’s worked…

Julie Katz appears in “Grey Matter,” a funny solo show about the contemporary workplace. (Courtesy Serena Morelli)
Lorri Holt is superb as the pioneering French novelist in “Colette Uncensored.” (Courtesy David Allen)

Lorri Holt brings Colette to life in ‘Uncensored’

When Lorri Holt takes the stage, in the world premiere of “Colette…

Lorri Holt is superb as the pioneering French novelist in “Colette Uncensored.” (Courtesy David Allen)
An animated Lisa Rothman discusses her marriage, kids and dogs in “Date Night at Pet Emergency.” (Courtesy David Allen)

‘Date Night’ a funny, thoughtful look at marriage and parenting

With a title like “Date Night at Pet Emergency,” Lisa Rothman’s one-woman…

An animated Lisa Rothman discusses her marriage, kids and dogs in “Date Night at Pet Emergency.” (Courtesy David Allen)
COURTESY DAVID FORDGeoff Hoyle gives a  tour de force performance in his new solo show at The Marsh.

Geoff Hoyle’s jesting sublime in ‘Lear’s Shadow’

From the minute Geoff Hoyle sidles onto the Marsh stage in plaid…

COURTESY DAVID FORDGeoff Hoyle gives a  tour de force performance in his new solo show at The Marsh.
COURTESY PHOTOShe’s got patients: In “Vital Signs

Funny ‘Vital Signs’ gets to nitty-gritty of nursing

Alison Whittaker begins her one-woman show provocatively, telling folks in the audience…

COURTESY PHOTOShe’s got patients: In “Vital Signs

Technology gone wild in 'FWD: Life Gone Viral'

It’s best to think of “FWD: Life Gone Viral” as a festive…

Courtesy photoOne man’s challenge: Brian Copeland describes his bouts with depression in his new solo show “The Waiting Period.”

Brian Copeland genuinely tackles a touchy subject

“How are you?” That’s the cheerful, empty question that Brian Copeland faces…

Courtesy photoOne man’s challenge: Brian Copeland describes his bouts with depression in his new solo show “The Waiting Period.”