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September 6-21, 2013
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Press Contact: Gary Carr, Fringe Publicist
Singulariteen Tops 2013 San Francisco Fringe Festival in Advance Ticket Sales
Audiences eager to spend the Apocalypse with the Bristols.
San Francisco. August 29, 2013. Theatergoers are grabbing up seats for Singulariteen, a new play by Patrick M Brennan opening September 7 as part of the 2013 SF Fringe Festival. This week the Fringe office named Singulariteen the leader in advanced ticket sales for the festival.
Perhaps the draw is the story of a normal American family, the Bristols, trying to keep it together as the world hurtles toward the abyss. On the eve of the Singularity they face the prospect of the end of life as they know it. Jesus, Drones, the Second American Revolution, Cyber-sex, Guns, and a mysterious man named Raoul all conspire to activate our apocalyptic fears and private foibles.
“Singulariteen is great political theater. Patrick M Brennan has created a romp through the state of the world sure to delight and surprise,” said director Hester Schell, MFA. “I am thoroughly enjoying directing this cast.”
Something more lurks within this production. The most terrifying topics can be the most absurd. The most absurd works can be the most truthful. In rehearsals the Bristols are crying but the cast and crew are laughing. This tells us they have hit a nerve.
“I never had as much fun producing a new play as I’ve had with the cast and crew of Singulariteen! I’ve watched the Bristol family come to life in the hands of these amazing actors, and they keep finding ways of making me laugh,” said author Patrick M Brennan. “This show is very special.”
Savvy Fringe fans order early. Exit Theater, which hosts the annual festival, reserves 25% of Fringe show tickets for sale at the theater starting 30 minutes before each performance. Tickets at the door are cash-only and sell quickly. Once the festival begins word of mouth spreads between staff, volunteers, performers, and audience members like an apocalyptic airborne disease.
Singulariteen stands to win, at the very least, one of the SF Fringe Festivals “Sold Out” awards.
Singulariteen is produced by Undefined Symbol Theater and the Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco and plays September 7, 8, 14, and 20 at the Exit Theatre. To secure advance tickets for Singulariteen, go to www.brownpapertickets.com/
The 2013 San Francisco Fringe Festival runs September 6 through 21 at San Francisco’s EXIT Theatreplex, 156 Eddy Street. For complete listings of venues, shows, and times, go to www.sffringe.org. Or call the fringe hotline at (415) 673-3847.