Drama Talk & Drinks: Tinderella “I’ve done some online dating myself”

Modern times call for modern fairytales. So when we heard there was a new musical called Tinderella, by FaultLine Theater, happening at PianoFight we knew we wanted to check it out.

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Tinderella’s Nightmare Exes – Photo courtesy of FaultLine

Brittany: I enjoyed it. I thought it was delightful. They were really good voices and it was clever.

Katie: I was pleasantly surprised at the talent. All of the 5 actors had good voices and the two girls – WOW such great voices. Also, I’ve done some online dating, so I felt close to the content too.

B: Yeah, but I don’t think my mom would get it . There were too many pop-references. You kinda need to be living in San Francisco, or another big city, and be in your 20s or 30s to really get this show.

K: Definitely. I also thought they could tie in the story of Cinderella little better, since it is called “Tinderella”.

B: Yes the only thing she really has in common with Cinderella is she forgets her shoes at a party. But it’s pretty unrelated otherwise. He doesn’t look for her when she runs. She doesn’t have weird family drama. There’s not any magic (although one bizarre moment where she appears to talk to birds). It wasn’t a fairytale, more of a story about how fairytales don’t really happen. Also the ending fizzled a bit for me. It felt like they ran out of ideas and just found the fastest way to wrap it up.

K: The night itself definitely didn’t fizzle for me. I really enjoyed the whole night out. A good show, good food, good drinks. Just one Lyft and everything you need for a great night all in one venue.

B: I’m already looking forward to our next DT&D date at PianoFight!

The Verdict: If you are in your 20’s or early 30’s and have done some online dating, this show will be a hoot for you.

The Drama Talk: Overall, good cast and funny concept, but the script still needs a little work. It just seemed like they ran out of material, and never really lived up to the un-said promise of giving us a contemporary retelling of Cinderella. We left wanting more, specifically more live dramatizations of Tinder date train-wrecks.

The Drinks: You are in luck. Going to a how at PianoFight means you have access to a full kitchen and bar. AND you can bring your drinks in the theater and sip while you watch.

Tinderella runs through February 27th at PianoFight. Tickets are available on Faultlines Theater’s website for $20-$30. Right now there are VIP front row tickets available on Goldstar for $20.

Doc’s Clock now

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What’s up this weekend? Bowie tribute, Smithsfits dance party, and the Mission Mission 9th anniversary party, that’s what!

Friday: Let’s Dance at Rickshaw Stop! Starring members of North American Scum (the longtime local LCD Soundsystem cover band) as QUEEN BITCH! This is gonna be epic! (Get tickets quick!)

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Saturday: Smithsfits Valentine’s Edition at the Knockout! Starring Yule, Benson, and Perez, spinning Smiths and Misfits all night long!

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Sunday: Mission Mission 9th Anniversary Party at Pop’s Bar! Starring Ariel Dovas! First thing in the morning, don’t forget!

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What is everyone’s ideal San Francisco?

Very important theological question

Man in full suit and bow tie spotted boarding at 21st and Van Ness carrying laundry bag

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[Photo and title by Alex Lane]

SF’s best morning radio show is broadcasting from SF’s newest 6am bar this Thursday!


Starts at 6:30am and we’re all invited! Pop’s is doing coffee, Irish coffee, Mexican coffee and BACON BLOODY MARYS all morning (and every morning). Sit around, drink and drink, and watch some live radio being made!

Here’s the official invitation:

RSVP and invite your friends!

Tomorrow is a new day

Seen in the Saint Luke’s Hospital pharmacy, this is the perfect anniversary card for your loved ones.

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Photo via @down4keeps

Dude, go see Baby Gramps at the Chapel this weekend

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I’m out of town on Sunday night, so I can’t make it. Here’s an email I wrote to some friends just now:

Hey guys, I just heard about a concert I think you should attend. Baby Gramps at the Chapel on Valencia Street, Sunday, November 22nd. He’s this old (like oooooooold) dude who plays old (like oooold) songs on a big old guitar. I saw him once by accident at Amnesia in like ’05 or so, and I’ve been trying to see him again ever since, but it hasn’t happened. He’s REAL old, but tremendously entertaining, and I bet it would be well worth the hardship of going out on a Sunday evening. I think he was friends with Lou Reed.

Tickets and more info here.

Has the neighborhood stopped being cool or have I just gotten older?

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In the New York Times last month, author Ada Calhoun wrote a great piece about how we feel about our neighborhoods as they change:

I think there’s more to these “the city is dead now” complaints than money. People have pronounced St. Marks Place dead many times over the past centuries — when it became poor, and then again when it became rich, and then again when it returned to being poor, and so on. My theory is that the neighborhood hasn’t stopped being cool because it’s too expensive now; it stops being cool for each generation the second we stop feeling cool there. Any claim to objectivity is clouded by one’s former glory.

I know this well. As a teenage girl in the 1990s East Village, every door was open to me and my friends. There was no party we could not crash, no person we could not make out with and no intoxicant we would not be offered. The city was ours. In the pre-Giuliani era, a fellow East Village woman reminds me, “You could still piss on the street.”

And check out this line:

I remember what it felt like getting ready to make something exciting happen, to feel a sense of the city and time radiating out in all directions, like the spokes of a wheel, with me and that night at the center.

I remember when the Mission felt like that. (Hence those photos up top from back before decent phone cameras.) (I’m turning 35 in a couple months, maybe somebody younger should take over this blog?) (Anybody know anybody good?)

Seriously, read the whole thing for a lot of great points that might change your mind or make you feel better, including a great note about Keith Haring.

[via kottke.org]