Unfortunately, "Sexy Shorts -- The Women" was a financial disaster. Could the problem be that four of the seven "lesbian" plays were written by men, and all seven were directed by a man? Decker concedes that those facts might have contributed to a lack of interest by lesbians in the women's program, but he is not giving up on lesbian plays. "The men's program was a huge success -- it played to 90 percent-capacity houses. So we definitely want to do a second season focused on men. But we hope to do a smaller parallel season to bring in other work by women." So, sisters, what happened with "Sexy Shorts"? I'd love to hear from women who did attend, as well as women who chose to skip the program, and why on both counts. You can e-mail me at dpeiferoDELPHI.COM, OR SEND SNAIL MAIL TO THE PAPER.
Not the Eleventh...
... BUT THE TWELFTH NIGHT OPENS AUG. 10 AT THE CALIFORNIA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IN ORINDA. THIS IS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JOE VINCENT'S FIRST TIME DIRECTING SHAKESPEARE, AND HE TELLS ME, "IT'S ASTOUNDING; IT'S WONDERFUL; IT'S LIFE-CHANGING. IT'S EVERYTHING I HOPED IT WOULD BE." SHAKESPEARE ISN'T THE ONLY PRODUCTION IN WHICH VINCENT IS CURRENTLY INVOLVED. THERE'S A BABY DUE, A WEEK AFTER THE OPENING. LET'S HOPE THE BABY KNOWS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF TIMING. CALL (510) 548-9666 FOR TIX.
It's a Net Thing
If you're interested in learning more about the Actors Theater production of Eric Bogosian's subUrbia, check out the company's Web page at http://www.ticketweb.com/sfbay/actors. In addition to finding info about the play and its cast, you can reserve tickets for upcoming performances. The Internetally challenged can call 296-9179.
By Deborah Peifer