Rutherford at the Magic: Garden of Blue Chairs

News, Rutherford

by Stanley Rutherford

Magic Theatre
Monday, December 17, 2007 at 7pm
Suggested $10 donation

Meet Catherine, recently widowed who’s creating a garden of lavender, rosemary, nepeta, perovskia, and thyme, plus a scattering of old blue chairs. She’s also having an “affair” with a married man. Having attempted suicide before, the issue of Catherine’s survival is never far from the surface, and her quirky, blossoming relationship with Philip provides a certain hope that she’s found a compelling reason to pursue life.

Magic Reading of Rutherford’s Walls of Glass

News, Rutherford

San Francisco’s MAGIC THEATRE will perform a staged reading of WALLS OF GLASS, by Stanley Rutherford.

The date: Monday, April 9th
The time: 7:00 p.m.
The place: Magic Theatre, which is located in Building D, at Fort Mason (across from the Marina Safeway) in San Francisco. (More info later.)

Glass-walled, floor-through condominium on the 29th floor of a just-built 50-floor building located in what sounds a lot like Manhattan. 50ish couple, Alexa and Raul, move in with the interior still bare, and begin to figure out how to build it out. They engage a couple of designers (Mario and Serena, young and attractive), and a “space therapist” (Dr. Bentwood, very demented). The action follows the emotional convolutions of Raul and Alexa’s relationship, the marriage-threatening anxiety of creating their “dream space,” their sexually-charged tango with Serena and Mario, and the stresses and spiritual confusion of a voyeuristic, exhibitionistic life behind the walls of glass of a post-9/11 world.

Two by Stanley Rutherford

News, Rutherford

Tues, Jan 9, 2007, 8pm
The Marsh
1062 Valencia Street
$5 donation; no reservations necessary

These are fun and funny, no suicides, no fatal illnesses (maybe just one), no deep social issues (unless you consider pre-mature ejaculation, toe-sucking, and too much alcohol as social issues). Just plain old-fashioned absurdist, dysfunctional, psychotic brother- brother and sister-sister relationships. Great cast. You’ll enjoy.

2 Brothers Drinking
Directed by Jeff Carter,
With Robin Schild and Russ Davison


2 Sisters Drinking
Directed by Fred Hartman,
With Jude Haukom and Molly Goode

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.

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