THE FISHER KING PROJECT

Based on The Fisher King screenplay written by Richard LaGravenese

Five Shows Only!

Thursday Sep 7th at 8pm
Friday Sep 8th at 8pm
Saturday Sep 9th Matinee at 3pm
Saturday Sep 9th at 8pm
Sunday Sep 10th Matinee at 3pm

Ticket Prices

$25 in Advance, Online
$30 at the Door
Purchase Show Tickets
Raffle ticket sales are at bottom of page - all net proceeds
 from raffle & show ticket sales will go to charity.
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Performed at Magic Theater

Magic Theater
@ Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd, Building D, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA  94123
415-441-8822

THE CAST

Jeffrey Weissman

Jeffrey Weissman as Perry

Jeffrey Weissman is celebrating forty five years in acting. 

He co-stars in Back to the Future II & III, Pale Rider, Twilight Zone the Movie, Corked!, Savior of none, and fifty other film roles.  On television; Diagnosis Murder, Scarecrow & Mrs King, Save By the Bell, The Man Show, Dallas, Max Headroom among others.  On stage he recently ran ten months in The Speakeasy in North Beach, other favorites; Igor in Young Frankenstein the Musical, Theo in [sic], Feste in Twelfth Night, Charles in Blithe Spirit, Matamore in The Illusion, & many others. He’s portraying Mark Twain in Dreamland: Mark Twain in Jerusalem on PBS later this year. 

Mr. Weissman trained at ACT, SFSU and is artistic director of North Bay Improv for Novato Theatre, and he teaches at San Francisco Acting Academy.
Wylie Herman

Wylie Herman as Jack

Wylie moved to San Francisco after training at the Groundlings in Los Angeles in 2001, and has been performing professionally as an actor and improviser in the Bay Area ever since. 

As a writer, his short plays, comedy sketches and films have been produced all around the Bay Area. 

He recently graduated from the Meisner conservatory program at The Waterfront Playhouse in Berkeley.
Megan Slankard

Megan Slankard as Anne

Californian Indie-Rocker Megan Slankard has sold over 35,000 copies of her first four independently released CDs, and she is touring extensively across the US and Europe in support of her band's fifth album, "Running on Machinery." This newest release was recorded with the help of Nashville producer Alex Wong (Vienna Teng, Delta Rae).
 
Her preceding album, "A Token of the Wreckage," was recorded with help from David Bryson (Counting Crows) and Jerry Becker (Train). Megan and her songwriting have received national recognition: in 2016 she was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition and in 2015, she was a two-time "Vox Pop" winner in the Independent Music Awards, a finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition, and a semi-finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest.
Saskia Baur

Saskia Baur as Lydia

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Saskia began her career performing in Improv in Santa Cruz with the Funatics. Since then, she has performed in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, and Healdsburg in such diverse roles as First Witch in "Macbeth" with Shakespeare in the Cannery to Karen Weston in the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award winning production of "August: Osage County" at 6th Street Playhouse.

She is delighted to be performing for the first time with Magic Theatre in this production of "The Fisher King" and grateful to the cast and crew for this opportunity to celebrate the artistry and legacy of Robin Williams.
Christopher P. Kelly

Christopher P. Kelly as Venice

Christopher was last seen as Bill W. in I Am Responsible for SF’s Recovery Works Theatre. Other performances include Harry Cronin’s Matthew Shepard Meets Coyote for the SF Fringe Festival, Arcadia (Bernard Nightingale), Edward II (Edward), Breakfast Fight Club (Bender), and the original production of Andrew Black’s Second Weekend in September (Mark). 

He studied at Studio ACT after working with Theatre Couture in NYC. He has worked with Margery Fairchild and Dark Porch Productions, Stuart Bousel and No Nude Men, Middle School Poetry, Thunderbird Theatre, and sits on the Board of Theatre First, a professional company based in Berkeley. Directorial Credits include Salty Towers, The Man Who Shot Romero for the SF Fringe, and My Will and My Life. 

Christopher spends his days as a Business Consultant for Kaiser Permanente, is father to twins Olivia and Jacob, and shares an Oakland home with his husband, Jonathan.

Jacquie Duckworth

Directed by Jacquie Duckworth

Jacquie is a Bay Area director, choreographer, teaching artist, and actor. She currently directs musicals and plays for student productions at Cal Shakes, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, and Lamorinda Theatre Academy. Additionally she coaches students in monologue and audition preparation. In her spare time she directs, acts and choreographs for the Mess, a sketch comedy theater company.

As an actor, favorite roles include Annette in God of Carnage (Town Hall Theater), Mrs. Boyle in Mousetrap (Altarena), Dame Van Tassel in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival) and King Edward in Henry VI, Part III (Actor’s Ensemble of Berkeley). In addition to stage work, Jacquie has appeared on-camera for commercials (Blue Shield, Youthful Gold), industrials (Safeway, AAA), television (I Almost Got Away With It), and film (The Game, Who Wants to Go to Heaven).  

Jacquie is a graduate of UCLA and studied directing, stage combat, British dialects, and audition techniques at Berkeley Rep and Shakespeare with Cal Shakes.

Ensemble Cast

Shana Chibidakis
Rasheed Custer
Ira Emsig
Peter Finch
Sandy Handley
Paloma Nazario
Tom Slankard
Charles Young

Adapted & Produced by

Peter Illes

Original Artwork by:


CHARITIES

The Following Organizations Benefit from this Event

Spare-a-Coin to Save Children
Spare a Coin to Save Children

Helping Haitian orphans and families in poverty

Miracle Messages
Miracle Messages

Helping people experiencing homelessness get in touch with loved ones through volunteers & the internet

Muttville Senior Dog Rescue
Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

Helping old dogs get a new lease on life in SF

Brady Therapeutic Riding Program
Brady Therapeutic Riding Program

Providing free horse riding for kids with special needs in SF

Each One Reach One
Each One Reach One

Transforming the lives of incarcerated youth

CHARITY RAFFLE

Help Your Favorite Charity Earn $1000

All net proceeds from The Fisher King Project will be distributed evenly amongst the Charities listed above.
In addition, the Grand Prize Winner of our Raffle will decide the Charity which will receive the first $1000 of those proceeds.

You could choose one of the ones above, or name your own favorite registered 501(c)(3) Organization!

SPONSOR
The Fisher King Project is proudly 
 sponsored by San Francisco's premier house 
painting company, celebrating 25 years:
Modamas Inc.

Costume donation by:

Set donation by: 

Raffle prize donations by:
PianoFight:  1 year membership to see any and all their shows ($480 value)
Park Tavern Restaurant:  $150 gift certificate
Alamo Draft House:  6 movie passes & $60 worth of food & drink vouchers
Denise DeShetler, MA, CMT:  2 massage/body work sessions
Red Dog Restaurant:  $100 gift certificate
BATS Improv:  4 show passes
Amici's East Coast Pizzeria:  $30 gift certificate

With a special thank you to the San Francisco Improv Festival

Contact producer to donate to raffle or for any other reason: Peter Illes
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