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After a wild night in the city, a Jewish farm girl stumbles home with a Czech refugee who stays the night and then refuses to leave. A one-woman autobiographical coming-of-age tale filled with a disapproving dad, hippies, heifers, and steaming potato dumplings.  Show runs about one (1) hour. A previous incarnation of this show, “Getting it Wrong” played to standing-room-only crowds at the 2002 San Francisco Fringe Festival.

The Cast (in order of appearance):

  • Vivien (Vivien)
  • Dad – Disapproving German Jewish father (Vivien)
  • Dieter – One of Vivien’s dates (Vivien)
  • Phil – Another date (Vivien)
  • Adam – And yet ANOTHER date (Vivien)
  • Bollie – Czech boyfriend (Vivien)
  • Security Guard (Vivien)
  • Party Guest #1 (Vivien)
  • Party Guest #2 (Vivien)
  • Mom (Vivien)
  • Party Guest #3 (Vivien)
  • Dr. Rosenberg – therapist (Vivien)
  • Hospital Staff Person (Vivien)
  • Sarah – potential roommate (Vivien)
  • Israeli – And yes, ANOTHER date (and … Vivien)

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Director:  Brian Glenn Bryson

Bryson HeadshotBrian is the Founder and Artistic Director of the award winning Walking Elephant Theatre Company where young humans walk a mile in the shoes of their neighbors and then create original documentary plays about the elephant in the room. Plays they’ve created include: “Petaluma River Anthology”, “the HABIT project,” “Civil Disobedience – The Musical” (Editor’s Pick in Theatre Bay Area magazine), “The BULLY Theatre/Film Project,” “Prop 8 Love Stories” (which traveled to NYC for an Off-Off-Broadway run, was “Critics Pick” in Time Out New York magazine, voted “Best Special Theater Event” – Broadway World, and was published.)

Brian is currently working with a group of 7 to 17-year-olds in Sonoma County on an original play that explores ideas about how to live a life without exploitation or pollution; a life participating in the upliftment of all beings. The play is called “WILD NEIGHBORS (Rediscovering What it is to be Human).” Brian’s website.

Sound Designer: Dan Adamsky

Lighting Designer: Sophia Fong

Photographer:  Naomi Fisswww.NaomiFiss.com

Graphic Designer:  Lisa Keene – Click here to email

Co-Producer:  Michael Strauswww.MichaelStraus.org