Open Tab Productions in association with Footloose presents at Shotwell Studios
San Francisco Premier of FISHING by David J. Duman
New Comedy Finds New Home in the Mission,
Every Foodie's Wet Dream
MAY 7-29, 2010


FISHING by David J. Duman; directed by Mark Drumm
Fridays and Saturdays, May 7- 29, 2010 at 8:00 pm
Shotwell Studios, 3252 19th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 [map]
Tickets are $25
Info/Reservations: 415-786-3451; fishingtheplay.com
Advance tickets with credit card online at brownpapertickets.com/event/100095 or call 800-838-3006


Fishing is the brainchild of playwright and successful Los Angeles comedy writer, David J. Duman. In Fishing, Duman, a Bay Area native, details his true life travails as a waiter of five years in a hip, Berkeley seafood restaurant. The two lead characters, Thomas, the brilliant but caustic chef, and Sandra, the ennui-riddled manager, attempt to hold together a hot new restaurant where sardonic waiters and kinky foodies are the least of their problems. The lines between food and sex, jobs and relationships blur and bend in this profane and irreverent satire. The play features a cast of six veteran actors. The seventh presence onstage is the restaurant itself--the platter on which life, love and sex are intermingled. It's Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" meets "Sex in the City" with a sprinkling of Christopher Guest's "Best in Show."

Open Tab Productions was recently formed by Alex Plant, Matt Ingle and Ben Euphrat. The trio of actors grew tired of avant garde theater and decided to deliver more narrative and original content to Bay Area audiences. All three are part of the acting ensemble and are co-producing this inaugral production. They have a personal connection to the playwright, David J. Duman, who will be coming up to San Francisco for the opening night gala this Friday, May 7 at Shotwell Studios.

Fishing was first presented by No Nude Men Productions in February, 2009 in Emeryville. This is the play's San Francisco premiere and was originally slated to open at Intersection for the Arts until a recent fire code violation with their sprinkler system closed that theater. Open Tab members were fortunate to relocate the production with Footloose presents at Shotwell Studios and will open as planned Friday, May 7 at 3252-A 19th Street in San Francisco 's mission district.

The experienced and talented cast is directed by Mark Drumm and includes Laurie Burke, Molly Gazay, Ben Euphra, Matt Ingle, and Alex Plant.