E-i-E-i-OY! – Organic Actress Vivien Straus
Brings Together Jerseys, Jerks and Jews
In Her One-Woman Autobiographical Comedy in San Francisco
San Francisco (March 4, 2014) – Actress Vivien Straus, perhaps best known for her award-winning performance as Marketing VP on behalf of the Bay Area’s organic Straus Family Creamery, is now betting the farm on her new theatrical show, “E-i-E-i-OY! – In Bed with the Farmer’s Daughter,” opening April 4th in San Francisco.
The one-woman autobiographical show recounts Straus’ search for love in 1970s, after moving from her family’s rural dairy in West Marin to urban San Francisco to launch her acting career.
Thanks to Straus’ ongoing deep ties with the sustainable farming community, including having created the New York Times-lauded CheeseTrail.org mobile app, every performance will be followed by a complementary artisan cheese reception. Featured cheese makers include Cowgirl Creamery, Point Reyes Farmstead and Marin French.
In her coming-of-age story, Straus blends farm trivia with a mad-cap portrayal of 15 different characters, including her German Jewish immigrant father who gruffly offers cryptic relationship advice: “To find a husband, he must have sparkling eyes and a deep soul,” and “Boleslav” the Czech political refugee who she meets one drunken evening.
Straus’ film, television and stage acting credits include “Thirteen Days,” “Heaven and Earth,” “Peggy Sue got Married,” “One Good Cop,” the television series “Freddy’s Nightmares” (in which Straus died … twice), and the New York comedy group, “BOB.” She performed a previous incarnation of E-i-E-i-OY! to standing-room-only crowds at the San Francisco Fringe Festival in 2002.
E-i-E-i-OY! runs April 4 – May 10 (Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm) at NOHSpace theater, 2840 Mariposa Street in San Francisco’s Mission district, with an additional benefit performance in June in Point Reyes Station. Tickets for the show –which runs about one hour– cost $20, and can be purchased here.
Media Contact: Michael Straus, Michael@StrausCom.com, (415) 390-2228.
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