Brava! for Women in the Arts presents
POUND written/performed by Marga Gomez
Directed by David Schweizer
October 15 - November 22
EXTRA SHOW ADDED - Benefit for Maya Chinchilla - NOVEMBER 22ND
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 8pm
Sundays 3pm "mimosa matinees"
Running Time approximately 75 minutes
Brava Studio! Limited Seating! Reservations Suggested!
Marga Gomez’s POUND, this summer’s critically acclaimed Off-Off Broadway hit comes to Brava Theater. In POUND, a mysterious lesbian gynecologist diagnoses Marga Gomez with a condition known as “unplanned celibacy.” Marga tries to break her dry spell with online dating and a ‘stranger danger’ ladies room tryst which sends her through a vaginal portal to a wifi cloud of notorious lesbian movie character from the 60’s to the present.
POUND penetrates the cinematic lesbian limbo where plumbers, showgirls, murderers and school teachers hook up in spectacularly meta ways. Pound premiered at Dixon’s Place Hot Fest July 2015. Suggestive Content! Adults Only!
Critics Say About POUND:
“Hilariously skewed” New York Times
“Charmingly raunchy!” Village Voice
“Friskily inventive. Gomez delivers.” Michael Musto
“Exuberant… a new level of intimacy and risk.” American Theatre Magazine
“Relevant social commentary spun into hysterically entertaining comedy gold” Out Magazine
“A fantasia of women’s sexuality and how it’s portrayed in the media. It’s sly, cynical and full of hilarious venom.” Luis Alfaro, playwright.
In addition to POUND, Marga Gomez is the writer/ performer of ten more solo plays that have been performed nationally and internationally. She is a GLAAD Media Award winner, and has over the years been voted “Best Comedian” by The Bay Area Reporter, San Francisco Bay Guardian and SF Weekly. She is the recipient of the 2014 ABC7's Profile in Excellence Award and the 2014 Bay Area Theater Critic’s “Gene Price Award” for "superlative professionalism and passion for Bay Area theatre.” Marga is also proud to be a Brava Artist in Residence where she will be teaching solo performance in October and curating the 4th annual Brava’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Fiesta.
For more information please visit www.margagomez.com
Photo Credit: Ian Douglas