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The Marsh

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Address: 1062 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110-2427
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East 14th Street A Must See Experience

Don Reed's one man show was both funny and moving. The characters are finely drawn and his portrayal made them all come to life. Even if your father wasn't a pimp or your step... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don Reed's one man show was both funny and moving. The characters are finely drawn and his portrayal made them all come to life. Even if your father wasn't a pimp or your step father a Jehovah's Witness, you will recognize people you know. Enjoyed every minute in this intimate setting.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

The Marsh is a breeding ground for creativity. The Main stage has about 100 seats. We went to see The Real Americans by Dan Hoyle - a piercingly honest look at who we are and how difficult real communication can be. This play was originally developed at The Marsh over 6 years ago and has toured the country. This is... More 

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Dan Hoyle is a local actor who has done a number of one man shows at the Marsh. He is a marvelous mimic who captures the essence of the multiple characters whom he portrays remarkably well with just a change of hat and facial & vocal changes. We do not at all tire of seeing him even do the same... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

We saw "Each and Every Thing" on Friday night.......Dan Hoyle is amazing, funny, clever, such a great observer and writer as well as performer. He is a master. I was reminded of when we used to see Lily Tomlin at The Boardinghouse in SF (30 years ago??). Both Lily and Dan Hoyle have created and embodied wonderful characters they had... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

The Marsh hosts some of the US' top solo performers. These gifted artists can hold your attention on stage - with little or no props - for over an hour with their stories. Some of the artists can portray as many as 10 different characters in the space of a performance. Others are more straight up stories about the life... More 

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Overton, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

I wish I could give this theatre a higher rating because I REALLY enjoyed the performance. (Grumpy old Jew by Charlie Varon) However I felt the theatre itself was lacking in several area. The first was that we couldn't by tickets online. It was Saturday morning when we were researching plays to see for Sunday night. The Marsh lets you... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

One of the best entertainment deal in San Francisco The Marsh is the internationally known for solo performance theater. It's almost impossible to see a show at The Marsh that won't give you something to think about and and realize what a great theater experience can be. With two stages in San Francisco and two in Berkeley, both near BART... More 

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El Cerrito
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

This review is for the Berkeley location of The Marsh, located at 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. If you're looking for an inexpensive evening out with a friend(s), go to the Marsh's website and see what shows are lined up. The theater is small and they tend to have one-person shows. Plan an evening of dinner at Gather, (or one of... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

I recently saw Brian Copeland's "The Waiting Period" at The Marsh. What a delightful surprise. The Marsh is a tiny little theater that is just what the doctor ordered. A venue for new and unfolding artists, The Marsh seats, maybe 100+ people, so everyone is in the first row! Loved the show and wouldn't hesitate to see another performance there... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

Caught a provocative performance of All My Children by improvisor Matt Smith. This 90 minute show was a funny, evocative exploration of paths not taken - a childless man of a certain age looks up all his old girlfriends, arranges to meet their kids and announces he's their father! Have enjoyed numerous performances over the years at the Marsh, which... More 

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the country.
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