The San Francisco Olympians Festival III Is Here!

Looking for this year’s schedule? Look no further! All the information you need is right here, at your finger tips!

The festival returns to its home at the Exit Theater (156 Eddy Street in San Francisco). Tickets will remain a very low $10.00 per night and can only be purchased in cash, at the Theater, starting half an hour before the show begins.

Press inquiries or other questions can be directed to sfolympians@gmail.com.

December 5 @ 8 PM

Hestia by James Kierstead, directed by Anthony Miller
Not all homemakers are created equal.

Dionysus, or Die oh! Nice, us! by Lily Janiak, directed by Anthony Miller
The party god is re-imagined as a deeply unpleasant nerd in a feminist play that hates its own feminism and wants to die.

December 6 @ 8 PM

Mnemosyne and Themis, or The Broken Frame by Larissa Archer, directed by Neil Higgins
A matriarch’s death pits two sisters against each other in a battle of passion versus pragmatism, the past versus the future, and instinct versus intelligence.

Mnemosyne and Themis, or Leaving Earth by Susan Sobeloff, directed by Neil Higgins
Facing their waning Titan powers, two sisters Mnemosyne and Themis gather their respective daughters for a last family reunion.

Athena, The Musical by Roberta D’Alois and Marilyn Harris Kriegel, with lyrics by Roberta D’Alois and Marilyn Harris Kriegel, and music by Roberta D’Alois, directed by Rebecca Longworth
Even goddesses buy elections. But will Twenty-five million get Marley Nathena what she wants?

December 7 @ 8 PM

Phoebe & Theia, or How to Get to Tartarus by Amy Clare Tasker, directed Annie Paladino
The Titan goddesses of light are plunged into darkness as they struggle to understand why they have been banished to Tartarus, the metaphysical gloom deep inside the earth. In this Beckettian landscape, Phoebe and Theia wrestle with their culpability in the defeat of the Titans.

Aphrodite, or The Love Goddess by Marissa Skudlarek, directed by Sara Staley
A gorgeous starlet, a sexy war hero, a cuckolded sap of a husband. The Aphrodite-Ares-Hephaestus love triangle as you’ve never seen it before — in 1940s Hollywood!

December 8 @ 2 PM

Iapetus by Neil Higgins, directed by Amanda Ortmayer
A mysterious man appears at the doors of an asylum. Is he delusional or is he, as he claims, an immortal Titan who wants to teach the doctors a lesson?

Hermes: The Computer That Wanted To Love by Kirk Shimano, directed by Amanda Ortmayer
A computer seeks to find his place in a land without wi-fi hotspots.

December 8 @ 8 PM

Prometheus: Playing With Fire by Jeremy Cole, directed by Jeremy Cole
Mythology repeats itself when a scientist working with genetically-altered clones takes pity on them and helps them against the Administration’s wishes.

Hephaestus or Heffy by Colin Johnson, directed by Colin Johnson
A deformed, disgruntled man of power attempts to solve the problem of his philandering wife.

December 12 @ 8 PM

Coeus and Creos or 12.12.12 by Evelyn Jean Pine, directed by Karen Offereins
Two rebellious Titans, twins who despise each other, are thrown by blood-thirsty Zeus into the depth of into Hades’ underworld. Coeus and Creos, one scientist, one poet, vow to use Hades’ power of invisibility to destroy the Olympians, god by god, experiment by experiment, line by line.

Hades by Robert and Benjamin Cooper, directed by Tracy Held Potter
The Underworld: a nice place to visit, but you wouldn’t want to die there.

December 13 @ 8 PM

Tethys or In The Deep by Meghan Kathleen O’Connor , directed by Annie Paladino
When Tethys and Oceanus are replaced by a lustful, hot-headed Olympian, Tethys must come to terms with her new life. But are a loving husband and 3,000 daughters enough? And can she drown out the voices lost at sea, calling for her help?

Demeter or In the Silence of Tangerine Groves by Patricia Milton, directed by Michaela Goldhaber
A high-powered perfume executive, stressed to the point of exhaustion, has a nervous breakdown in the middle of a product pitch. Yanked from the land of men, she journeys to the land of women — where she struggles to come to her senses.

Decemeber 14 @ 8 PM

Oceanus or The Death of All Dolphins by Evan Winchester, directed by Christy Crowley
Two Sea Desk employees struggle to write a press release explaining the freak airborn death of Sharky, the star bottlenose dolphin. But what if Sharky’s collision was only the first sign of some greater calamity gliding up from the deep?

Poseidon or Caenis and Poseidon, by Bridgette Dutta Portman, directed by Katja Rivera
Set in classical Greece, Caenis and Poseidon is the story of a defiant young woman who transforms into a man — and the vengeful god determined not to let her get away with it.

Decemeber 15 @ 2 PM

Atlas, or Do a Good Turn Daily by Charles Lewis III, directed by Charles Lewis III
A cranky old man, an obnoxious teenage boy, and a precocious nine-year-old girl. It’s a hot summer day in 1995. Who knows where they’ll go from here?

Ares and Eris, or The Upper Hand by Claire Rice, directed by Karen Offereins
An anarchist and a Tea Party leader walk into a bar, they both order car bombs.

December 15 @ 8 PM

Hyperion by Seanan Palmero & Clint Winder, directed by Stuart Bousel
Hyperion is reincarnated as the apex of a bootlegging empire during Prohibition. Shit happens, hilarity ensues and miscommunication among well meaning underlings jeopardizes the family business.

Artemis and Apollo or Twins by Stuart Eugene Bousel, directed by Stuart Bousel
Artemis is a loner, Apollo is a golden-boy, both as dangerous as they are beautiful, but will we ever truly know why they come together to murder fourteen children?

December 19 @ 8 PM

Rhea by Maria Leigh, directed by Rebecca Longworth, musical direction by Charlie Gurke
On December 21, 2012 the Maya calendar ends and the apocalypse begins. At the end of the world, as buildings crumble and are washed away, there is only one thing to pray for: may I be the water and not the rock.

Hera by Barbara Jwanouskos, directed by Amy Clare Tasker
Hera is sick of Zeus impregnating mortals, so she impregnates one of her own…

December 20 @ 8 PM

Chronus by Christian Simonsen, directed by Stuart Bousel
Chronus is the Father of Zeus, and the Father of Time. Both will turn against him.

Zeus by Megan Cohen, directed by Stuart Bousel
The ruler of the universe travels the Earth knocking up women and seeking existential redemption, using a mélange of texts from Sophocles, Aeschylus, and Top 40 pop songs, all lovingly re-imagined by the Bay Area’s most frequently produced female playwright.

This year’s festival includes the acting talents of:

Bruce Alvin, Christina Augello, Patrick Barresi, Annika Bergman, Mikka Bonel, Candace K. Brown, Megan Briggs, Kat Bushnell, Linda Ruth Cardozo, Bill Chessman, Andrew Chung, Tony Cirimele, Melissa Clayson, Tom Cokenias, Jeremy Cole, Lisa Darter, Laura Domingo, Julie Douglas, Danielle Doyle, Lisa Drostova, Colleen Egan, Juliana Egley, Siobhan Doherty, Caitlin Evenson, Catz Forsman, Jean Forsman, Jeff Fisher, Cameron Galloway, Jan Gilbert, Dana Goldberg, Ben Grubb, Matt Gunnison, Don Hardwick, Eric Hannan, John Lennon Harrison, Allene Hebert, Dashiell Hillman, Joan Howard, Travis Howse, Colin Hussey, Paul Jennings, Kate Jones, Tavis Kammet, Kat Kneisel, Dan Kurtz, Helen Laroche, Scott Leonard, Will Leschber, Arielle Levine, Charles Lewis III, Juliana Lustenader, Luna Malbroux, Jan Marsh, Brian Martin, Marilet Martinez, Nolan Mecham, Theresa Miller, Tonya Narvaez, Eden Neuendorf, Allison Page, Annie Paladino, Sunil Patel, Carla Pauli, Anthony Pingera, Mary Powelson, Hannah Quigg, Scott Ragle, Dorothy Reading, Evangeline Reilly, Sara E. Renauer, Shane Rhodes, Jessica Risco, Annette Roman, Jessica Rudholm, Stacy Sanders Young, Kim Saunders, Sarah Savage, Ronen Sberlo, Louel Senores, Claire Slattery, Paul Stout, Nick Strubbe, Brian Thomen, Sam Tillis, Peter Townley, Alaric Toy, Nick Trengove, Aaron Tworek, Richard Wenzel, Shay Wisniewski

Our twelve artists this year are:
Emily Barber, Molly Benson, Emmalee Carol, Liz Conley, Brett Grunig, Chelsea Harper, Kaitlinn Jan, Kelly Lawrence, Emily Martin, Cody Rishell, David van Patten and Brandon Witte

All the artwork associated with the festival remains on display at the Café Royale in San Francisco (800 Post Street) for the month of December!

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