“Baloney” titillates and provokes

"Boloney - SF Oasis - 20th February 2015."

Its creators call Baloney “San Francisco’s First Gay All-Male Revue,” but this weekend in SF, women join the cast.  Choreographer Rory Davis and writer and director Michael Phillis play clips and tell the tale of this humorous, sexy, thought-provoking show on this week’s Out in the Bay. Baloney plays this Thursday – Saturday at Oasis in San Francisco. You’ll also hear a clip from Phillis’ short film “Mini Supreme” about a 32-year-old man who enters a beauty pageant for little girls, and about the glue that holds these artists together and how they keep their creative dreams alive in the challenging city San Francisco has become. Broadcast 7pm PDT Thursday 7/9 on KALW.org + 91.7fm SF.   LISTEN after broadcast:

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Baloney plays at Oasis Nightclub & Cabaret, 298 11th St. at Folsom, San Francisco, 8pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 9 – 11. More info and tickets at SFOasis.com

(photo by Gareth Gooch)

Pussy knows all in four-part solo show

Pussy close up

Maura Halloran’s Pussy is clever, quirky, and full of wit and insights into human nature that only a pussycat can have. The title character is a cat owned by a lesbian whose romance is on the rocks. Writer and actor Halloran, Eric Jansen’s guest on this week’s Out in the Bay, plays both soon-to-be ex-lovers, their mildly homophobic but clearly curious landlady, and Pussy, a keen observer of human behavior who knows more than she’s able to say. Halloran shifts smoothly and convincingly between all four characters, and is especially delightful to watch jumping onto furniture and calmly licking herself as her ‘masters’ bicker long-distance.

Meet all of Pussy‘s characters and creator Maura Halloran on Out in the Bay, 7pm PST Thursday 11/20 on kalw.org worldwide/ 91.7 fm SF Bay Area; after broadcast at the link below.
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Pussy plays at New Conservatory Theater Center in San Francisco through Nov. 30. Learn more about Maura Halloran at her website, MauraHalloran.com

Theatre: Are gay rights civil rights?

The Submission | New Conservatory Theatre Center | Out in the Bay

Are gay rights civil rights? Is verbal gay-bashing still more acceptable than racist comments, even here in our Bay Area pro-gay bubble? A provocative play The Submission at the New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco gets into these questions and more. Does the gay rights struggle deserve the same respect as the battle for women’s rights or racial equality?  Or are LGBT activists just riding on the coattails of earlier,  “real” civil rights leaders?   Lead actress Sam Jackson and director Ben Randle discuss these issues and share bits from the play with host Eric Jansen on this week’s Out in the Bay, 7pm PST Thursday, Dec. 6,  on 91.7 FM Bay Area + kalw.org globally.

(The Submission runs through Dec. 16.  Info and tickets at www.NCTCSF.org)

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