Production History

The Birds

 
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In Association with Symmetry Theatre

Written By: Conor McPherson

Directed By: Chloe Bronzan

Diane and Nat are strangers, trapped in a house in the countryside. They cannot leave or they will be attacked, their eyes pecked out and their bodies left to rot. They must find a way to survive, to escape their prison even as the secrets and lies between them grow deeper and more deadly.

Blue Panther Productions in association with Symmetry Theatre Company presents the site-specific Bay Area Premiere of “The Birds,” Conor McPherson’s adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s classic thriller in Oakland’s Pardee Home, Historic Museum & Carriage House. McPherson’s (“The Seafarer) tense adaptation will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Alfred Hitchcock fans will love this edgier version, which includes elements of his iconic 1963 horror film yet darker and more claustrophobic. 

Directed by Chloe Bronzan, Starring Robert Parsons *, Laura Lundy, Martha Brigham* and Kacey Kieta.

Sara Does A Solo

 
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Written and Performed by Sara Porter

“I’ve finally figured out what I am: a blend of fact and fiction, a moving, howling, contemporary-stand-up-dance-comedian with no secrets. I’ve also come to realize that I am as good a candidate as any for False Memory Syndrome.” -Sara Porter

Blue Panther Productions, in association with San Francisco International Arts Festival presents celebrated Canadian dancer and performance artist Sara Porter in
"Sara does a Solo,"  May 20 & 22, 2016.

Porter turns her writing on herself, devising the piece as a fearless account of what we all face: the aging body and the reflective mind. After two decades as a dancer – creating distinctive, quirky pieces – and a career as dance writer, Porter stands at the collision of the two: an interplay of fact and fiction, memoir and fantasy, confession and caricature. With a penchant for humor and a sharp eye to visual design, Porter creates a world where intimacy and pathos, hilarity and beauty co-exist in the physical stories she tells about life as an artist and a parent. Part memoir, part stand-up comedy, part dance performance, Sara does a Solo is unlike anything else. A bold and beautiful account of mid-life.

 

The Oy of Sex

 
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Written and Performed by Alicia Dattner

San Francisco’s Blue Panther Productions presents the New York premiere of award-winning Bay Area comedian Alicia Dattner’s solo show "The Oy of Sex!”  Performances at THE BRIDGE@Shetler Studios for just three weeks, March 29-April 17th, 2016.

Directed by Tom Bentley-Fisher, this fast-paced, laugh-out loud “romantic" comedy about love addiction has has won awards all over the West Coast and has been a sell-out in the Hollywood Fringe Festival, San Francisco Fringe Festival & The Marsh Theater. 

Using true stories from her life, Dattner shares a recipe for disaster: take one virgin, two boyfriends, several dozen lovers, half a dysfunctional family, and one comedian. Bake 15 years, sprinkle a pinch of polyamory, serve hot, and voila! The result is this raw, breathtakingly funny show about love addiction directed by Tom Bentley-Fisher. “Best Comedian," SF Weekly & SF Bay Guardian,, “Best of the Fringe," Hollywood Fringe Festival/Cafe Arts Award, “Best Storyteller," New York United Solo Festival, “Goofy, messy, and fun!” Pick of the Week -SF Weekly, “Best of the Fringe” & “Best Female Solo Act” -San Francisco Fringe Festival, “Pick of the Week” -SF Chronicle “What’s Hot Pick of the Week” feature -ABC 7.