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LAFCo Presents

Date Thu, 27 Sep 2001 123611 -0700
From Laughing Squid <>
Subject [9/28] LAFCo "Sphere of Influence"

LAFCo "Sphere of Influence"
Friday, September 28th
* FREE *

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LAFCo presents - "Sphere of Influence"
Free performance Friday, September 28st, 400 p.m.
City Hall (1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 263)

A local cast featuring comedian and county supervisor Tom Ammiano performs LAFCo's "Sphere of Influence." We are transforming a City Hall hearing room into a performance space for this *free* Friday afternoon performance, featuring as a guest-star, Tom's board-of-supervisors colleague Matt Gonzalez.

NOTE "Sphere of Influence" was always intended as an audience-participation show. But we ask that people who are new to the show take some time to understand the tone and mood of the production. Don't participate as a heckling audience member a la "rocky horror" but try to participate as a full-fledged cast member (even if you only take a bit part).

About LAFCo's "Sphere of Influence"

Imagine a government committee composed entirely of members of other government bodies and appointed by yet more princes of bureaucracy - meeting to decide the boundaries, duties and purposes of yet more bureaus, departments and districts - and spending most of their time trying to define the protocols of lobbyists who in turn are lobbying only to try to stretch the boundaries of their allowable pleas for influence over this defining process.

Is it some sort of Hell for bureaucrats, or is there a festival of dance, rhythm and sacred ritual hidden behind the legal pads and coffee mugs? In the heart of the seemingly purposeful drudgery of government is a hidden spring of playful theater in which play is camouflaged in the trappings of importance, and Emperor Norton bangs the gavel.

"Sphere of Influence" is a Kafkaesque parody of bureaucratic drudgery - meticulously scripted but playfully improvisational. It stubbornly refuses to draw the line between spectacle and spectator.


About us LAFCo was founded in 1963 by director and playwrite Cortese Knox, and has since been performing and publishing innovative plays that straddle the boundaries between drama and reality, secular and sacred, performer and audience.


In order to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees of LAFCo Presents productions are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help us accommodate these individuals.

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City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 263
San Francisco

Access The venue is wheelchair accessible. The closest accessible BART Station is Civic Center, three blocks from City Hall. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are #42 Downtown Loop, and the #71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line to Market and Van Ness and the Metro stations at Van Ness and Market and at Civic Center. For more information about MUNI accessible services, call 923-6142. There is accessible parking in the vicinity of City Hall at Civic Center Plaza and adjacent to Davies Hall and the War Memorial Complex.

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