|Friday Feb 12, 2016 8:00 PM - Friday Mar 25, 2016 8:00 PM | $12.00 - $20.00
IN THE CROSSHAIRS w/ Martha Rynberg & Thao P. Nguyen
A show about hair and the politics of personal grooming
Feb 12, 19, 26 and Mar 4, 11, 18, 25
Fridays at 8:00
Stage Werx Theater
446 Valencia St, SF
Tickets - General Admission
$16 In Advance / Online
*** Please note that online ticket sales end 4 hours prior to showtime.
::: ABOUT THE SHOW :::
Solo performance powerhouses Martha Rynberg and Thao P. Nguyen join forces to give you "In the Crosshairs," a two-person sketch comedy show about hair. Yes, hair!
Have you ever wondered what your nose hairs would say if they could talk? Ever uttered "oops" while cutting your friend's hair? Want to try on 15 different pubic hair toupées? Rynberg and Nguyen explore our intimate relationships with the hair on our bodies. Toe hair, eyelashes, nipple hair -- "In the Crosshairs" leaves no hair unturned.
Rynberg and Nguyen show incredible range. In one show, Rynberg and Nguyen's comedy seamlessly alternates from razor sharp to unapologetically slapstick. The true artistry (and comedy) of the show is in its critical exploration of how sexism, misogyny, racism, and homophobia impact how we style, groom, remove, and grow hair -- but mostly, it's fun.
::: WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING :::
"The show is phenomenal! Both crazy entertaining and so joyfully feminist in that wildly brilliant way. It will have audience members rethinking and talking about their hair and body long after the show is over."
- Coke Tani
Writer, Dancer, Facilitator
Performer & Playwright of 'Soft Tissue'
"Hairy good fun! Thao and Martha take us through an international whirlwind of the hilarious and complicated world of how we deal with those fickle follicles. They do the best impersonation of individual, personalized hairs that I've ever seen. Pee-in-your-pants funny!"
- Susan Ito
Writer, Performer, Teacher
Author of 'The Mouse Room'
"If the Marx Brothers were a pair of Feminist badasses who had a show about waxing, plucking, threading and lasering with Gilette-worthy wit, you'd have the hilarious two-person show, 'In the Crosshairs' with Thao P. Nguyen and Martha Rynberg. You'll be quoting it well after the show is done. Trust me. This is not to be missed."
- Zahra Noorbakhsh
The authority on all things good and bad
'Good Muslim, Bad Muslim' podcast
"In the Crosshairs is smartly written. Thao and Martha have a gift for telling stories around the unexpected and interesting. The jokes are always clever and never predictable. I totally enjoyed the show and talked about it for hours afterwards. Beautiful!"
- Amy Sueyoshi, Ph.D
Professor in Sexuality Studies and in Race & Resistance Studies
San Francisco State University
Author of 'Queer Compulsions'
::: IMPORTANT NOTES :::
-- Online ticket sales end PROMPTLY at 4pm on the day of each show. Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the door. No discount codes accepted at the door; all at-the-door tickets are $20.
-- Doors open at 7:30pm and the show begins at 8:00pm. There is no late admission regardless of prepaid status. Please arrive on time or early. If you are driving to the theater, please allow AMPLE time to find parking.
::: WEBSITES :::
Stage Werx Theater (View)
446 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|