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LOVEBIRDS Sept 19 through October 18th at The Marsh Berkeley (one block from Downtown Berkeley BART Station) Scroll down for show info. Half Price Tickets for My Special LOVEBIRDS enter discount code DISCO at online checkout get $10 tickets (while the discount tix last)
Fresh from its New York City premiere at La Mama Theater, the Santa Cruz Fringe Festival and a critically acclaimed six month original run at The Marsh San Francisco LOVEBIRDS comes to Berkeley. In her tenth solo play LOVEBIRDS, acclaimed performer Marga Gomez portrays a crew of incurable romantics as they chase their hearts’ desires – into the night, through decades, and to insane lengths. Orestes, a macho maitre d’ is infatuated with a tin eared singer who is married to an academic who never sleeps and is never awake. On the other side of town Orestes’s daughter cuts off her hair, joins a coven, and starts dating the captain of a women’s football team. They are observed and documented by Polaroid Phillie, an ageless nightclub photographer and fixture at gay bars, Spanish restaurants, and wherever passion happens.
Hey Queer Kids let's make a festival! Luscious is coming this August and Marga Gomez is hosting it with Grammy nominee MARY LAMBERT, Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Cris Williamson and more at LUSCIOUS Queer Music Festival August 22-24, 2014 at the beautiful Saratoga Springs Retreat Center, two and half hours north of San Francisco. Info and tickets at www.lusciousqueermusicfestival.org
More fabulous artists appearing include Jon Ginoli of Pansy Division; Skip the Needle featuring Vicki Randle; Magic Mouth; Gina Breedlove; Brian Kent; Melanie DeMore; Matt Alber, Sampson McCormick and Holcombe Waller. DJ’s include San Francisco’s Page Hodel, DJ Justime, DJ Lamont, DJ Dr. Sleep and many more. A portion of the proceeds from this festival will go to the Organization for Refugee, Asylum and Migration (ORAM), Jewish Family and Children Services (JFCS) /East Bay's LGBTI Refugee and Asylee Program and Guardian Group of the First Unitarian Universalist society of San Francisco — organizations dedicated to providing legal and other assistance to members of the international LGBTQ community seeking asylum.
GLAAD award winning solo performer Marga Gomez will return to downtown’s legendary La MaMa Theatre with LOVEBIRDS, June 6th through June 15 2014, six shows only. In LOVEBIRDS Gomez portrays New York’s gay and straight romantically challenged: a hallucinating photographer, an old school butch, a sleepy professor, a wife thief and his daughter following their hearts through decades. The San Francisco Chronicle called LOVEBIRDS “a satiric feast of hilariously etched characters in an intricate web of love, longing and life"
LOVEBIRDS running time is 70 minutes. Tickets and info are available at
www.lamama.org or by calling the box office at 212.475.7710