Carter, Brady, Robinson Off Kilter Christmas in Oakland

Brady, Carter, Robinson

An Evening of Off Kilter Christmas One Act Plays

Produced and Directed by Robin Schild

When:  Doors open 7:30pm, Mon, Dec 19, 2011

Cost:  $10 (includes drink ticket for Ale, Wine or Apple Cider)

EBGB ~ The Underground Wine Bar
1203 Pine Street – Pacific Cannery, Oakland, CA 94607

The Plays:

Tree, By Jeff Carter
When a large, beautiful tree from Josephine “Jo” Dudley’s farm is chosen to be the official Christmas tree for the White House lawn of 1959 she is at first pleased. She soon comes to regret the decision, becoming angry with herself for letting her son Donnie talk her into giving it up to President Eisenhower. Finally, she decides something must be done. With her adopted son Rollie, she devises a plan to right the mistake she has made.

Christmas in Carrolton, By Lee Brady
The style is 40’s film noir, with all the elements of that smoky genre. We meet Sharla w a famous film beauty who is allowed one last Christmas sit home before being electrocuted, and the three men who can’t stop loving her even though they know she can be deadly.

4 plays by John Robinson

  • The Wine Cellar
    • Nora Prentice is holding a Christmas Party for clients at the mansion of her friend and venture capitalist backer, Spencer Gaines. Without asking him, she ordered the wine and the choice turns out to be a disastrous one. He promises to rectify the mistake by offering his wide selection of the finest wines. She must only accompany him to his wine cellar for a tasting adventure. It turns out to be more of a journey than she had anticipated. 
  • Saint George and the Dragon
    • The story of Saint George and his battle with The Dragon has been a part of Christmas festivities since the Tenth Century. In order to spare the town, a princess is offered to The Dragon as her bride. Saint George happens along and rescues her. The legend?s holiday symbolism casts The Dragon is the darkness of the winter, and Saint George as the promise of the renewal of light. About 15 years ago, I was cast in the play as the quack doctor charged with healing the ailing Saint George in the Christmas Revels celebrated in Oakland. In this piece, I couldn?t resist doing a little tweaking of the tale, (no pun intended).
  • Bells and Whistles
    • The Carol of Bells, wafts from a new store in the mall. How charming it is, especially during the holidays to find a shop devoted to bells of all sorts. Whistles nicely compliment the cheery tones. A young couple soon to be married is drawn by the allure of the sounds to purchase something there. However, behind the pleasant notes, something secret lies in wait. 
  • Wenseslas 
    • One evening during the holiday season, a man is found walking barefoot in the snow. He has frostbite and amnesia. After being treated for frostbite, Dr. Judith Prober, the hospitals resident hypnotherapist, tackles his amnesia. He apparently believes he is King Wenceslas of the Christmas Carol by that name. Total delusion or a supernatural possession? 


Robinson’s A Piece of Work at the San Francisco Fringe

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A Piece of Work
by John Robinson

Cliff Latham’s settled aesthetic gets shattered when a young and talented woman, his neighbor, pays a visit to his studio looking for guidance and mentoring.

Directed by Robin Schild
with Joey Hoeber, Jude Haukom, and Claudia Rosa.

EXIT Studio
156 Eddy Street (near Taylor)
Two Blocks from Powell Street Bart


For tickets visit the SF Fringe website. 

An Evening of One Act Plays by John Robinson

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An evening of one act plays by John Robinson

  • When: July 29th 2010 at 7PM
  • Where: Art House Gallery & Cultural Center
    2905 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley CA 94705
  • Featuring: Jude Haukum, Margory Panetti, John Lakian, Paul Gerrior, Gigi Benson and Robin Schild
  • Info: Harold Adler 510-472-3170
  • $5.00-$10.00 Donation

Produced by Robin Schild

in association with


Read more about John Robinson here.

Get Some Theatre You Can Eat From John Robinson

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Theatre You Can Eat by John Robinson
…Four, short, humorous plays about how food complements and adds magic to our lives…

August 7, 2009 through September 6, 2009. Fridays and Sundays only! Fridays at 7pm, with restaurant service starting at 6pm. Sundays at 5:30 pm, with restaurant service starting at 5pm.

The People’s Theatre at Pena Pachamama restaurant, 1630 Powell, San Francisco. Restaurant’s menu online.

Call 415-259-1623 or email Mary Knoll.

Please visit the Theatre You Can Eat website.

The Holiday Plays

Brady, Carter, Eames, Kreitman, News, Robinson, Rutherford

Tired, weary and leery of Holiday themed performances? Exercise your sense of humor, challenge your mind and refresh your spirit.Meet Kris Kringle’s parents, Edith and Don. Ride a dark train into the past of a fading Hollywood legend. Take a long walk on a bridge. Come and experience the life that simmers just below all that holiday tinsel…

Lee Brady, Jeff Carter, J.D. Eames,
Margery Kreitman, John Robinson
Stanley Rutherford

Directed by
Jeff Carter, John Robinson and Fred Hartman

Read by:
Priscilla Alden*, Susan Allen, Jeff Carter, Don Cross*, Russ Davison,
Marion Dunham, Paul Gerrior, Dana Kelly*,
Carole Landes, Deborah Lynne Lombardo, and Robin Schild.
*Courtesy of Actors Equity

Tues, Dec. 12th, 8:00PM
The Marsh
1062 Valencia Street (between 21st and 22nd)
San Francisco

Five dollar donation requested – no reservations.

The Robinson Effect at The Marsh

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by John Robinson

An Evening of Six, Short, Strange Plays presented ‘Script in Hand’
Directed by: Fred Hartman

Performed by:
Cathay Gunn, Dana Kelly*, Jude Haukom, Kelsey Robinson,
Marion Dunham, Paul Guerrior and Robin Schild

Tuesday, October 17th 8:00pm
The Marsh Theatre
1062 Valencia St, San Francisco
Five-dollar donation. No reservations.

On My Mind
The mind’s preoccupation with unattainable love disturbs the pleasure of morning coffee.

The Hominid Project
An engaged couple must deal with a shared secret that could ruin their marriage plans

A tourist headed east finds himself in a forgotten mountain village.

The Artifact
The museum management is surprised by an unexpected exhibit.

Pirates of San Francisco
Two part time teachers help a lost man find his way home.

The Magic Theater
A drama lover returns to his beloved San Francisco to search for his favorite theatre. But, alas, it is defunct. Or is it?

*Courtesy of Actor’s Equity

Monday Night Goes Tuesdays at The Marsh

Brady, Carter, Eames, Kreitman, News, Robinson, Rutherford

One night only, script in hand readings of new plays
The Marsh Theatre

Tues, Oct 17, 2006, 8pm:
John Robinson

Tues, Nov 14, 2006, 8pm:
Jeff Carter

Tues, Dec 12, 2006 8pm:
An evening of shorts by Brady, Carter, Eames, Kreitman, Robinson and Rutherford

Tues, Jan 9, 2007, 8pm:
Stanley Rutherford

Tues, Feb 20, 2007, 8pm:
Lee Brady

Tues, Mar 13, 2007, 8pm:

Tues, Apr 10, 2007, 8pm:
Margery Kreitman