ForePlays

Monday Night ForePlays premieres “Spring EGGstravaganza” this April at The Dark Room

MNF April at The Dark Room

Come join the ladies behind PianoFight’s Monday Night ForePlays as they hatch a compilation of brand-new comedic sketches in “Spring EGGstravaganza” this April!  ForePlays will premiere this original female-driven comedy variety show on April 4th at 8pm, and it will run every Monday night until April 25th at the Dark Room (2263 Mission Street between 18th and 19th).

Brace yourselves, people; ForePlays has returned after a two-month hiatus to answer some of your most urgent and burning questions.  For example, ever wondered what would happen if the popular 5-Hour Energy product was re-imagined in a more adaptable 72-Hour form?  Or how the story of a 17th century humorist’s poem about restoring hymens (“maiden-heads”) can be told in a modern-day original musical?  And what is “dick bloat?”  “Spring EGGStravaganza” also tackles the age-old “chicken and the egg” dilemma – come first to learn which “came first!”

As a variety show, ForePlays provides a platform for talented female writers, actors, musicians and stand-up comedians of the Bay Area.  “Spring EGGstravaganza” will feature award-winning comedians like Janine Brito and Mary Van Note, along with music from The Whiskey Richards and Hanna Rifkin.   ForePlays is produced, written and directed by Ruth Grossinger, Nicole Hammersla, Kate Jones, Jessica Mele and Emma Rose Shelton.  Joining them as writers and directors this April are Gabi Patacsil, Rachel Rockwood and Meredith Terry. “Spring EGGstravaganza” also features Rachel Ferensowicz, Jed Goldstein, David Levine, Joseph Cornelius Scheppers, Duncan Wold and Sarah Wright-Schreiberg.

Since debuting in November 2009, ForePlays has premiered more than 50 performances, serving up a (farm) fresh female perspective to the SF comedy scene.  ForePlays has recently showcased special performances at “SF ImprovFest” and “SF SketchFest” at the Eureka Theater, “WomenROCK” at The Independent, “Comedy Brains” at The Marsh and “A Funny Night for Comedy” at Actors Theatre of San Francisco.  ForePlays is committed to creating smart and original comedy while providing a consistent platform for talented female writers, actors, musicians and stand-up comedians in and near San Francisco.

Tickets are $20 at the door and online at Brown Paper Tickets.  Become a fan of Monday Night ForePlays on Facebook to get $5 off online (http://www.facebook.com/MondayNightForePlays).  A select amount of VIP tickets (which include the best seating in the house and special ForePlays gifts) will be available for $30.  Get your tickets now and we look forward to seeing you there!

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Light the candles, fill the balloons, and put your pointy party hats on, because PianoFight’s Monday Night Foreplays is turning an exciting one-year old this November, and is celebrating with their “One Year AnnivHERsary Show.” Get your fix of smart, original “SHEketch” comedy and a showcase of ForePlays’ best material to date. This brand new show will run every Monday at 8pm from November 1st – December 13th at Off-Market Theater (965 Mission Street between 5th Street and 6th Street).

Since its debut in November 2009, ForePlays has premiered seven original productions with over 33 jam-packed performances, putting their own unique spin on the largely male-dominated SF sketch comedy scene. In 2010, ForePlays has performed at the SF Improv Fest at the Eureka Theater, WomenROCK at The Independent, and the SF Theatre Festival at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

The “One Year AnnivHERsary Show” will cure anyone’s “case of the Mondays” with ForePlays’ best sketches, dance numbers, and variety acts. November’s content will include dueling dictator chefs, a liquor cabinet coming to life, air band battling, and fan favorite “Clitoris: The Musical.” ForePlays has become a platform for SF’s best and brightest women in theater, music and stand-up comedy. The “One Year AnnivHERsary Show” will feature hilarious comedians like Emily Heller and Janine Brito, along with musicians Laura Weinbach and Rainbow Chair.

ForePlays is written, directed and produced by Ruth Grossinger, Nicole Hammersla, Kate Jones, Jessica Mele, Emma Rose Shelton and Derricka Smith. Joining them on stage are Jed Goldstein, David Levine, Gabi Patacsil, Rachel Rockwood, Meredith Terry, and Duncan Wold.

Tickets are $20 at the door, and online at Brown Paper Tickets.  Also, become a fan of Monday Night Foreplays on Facebook to get $5 off online.

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Check out our first promo video & postcard for ForePlays!

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Photo by Rand Courtney