Come see Futurestyle79 take on 1980

LIVE! On Stage! One Night Only!

Friday, Jan 14 at 8pm @ Off-Market Theaters

965 Mission St (btwn 5th & 6th) in SF!

Part of the Best of Off-Market (B.O.O.M.) Fest 2011

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"Futurestyle 79 offers a funny, off-the-cuff look at San Francisco's heyday."

"A good cast helps make this an enjoyable evening of improv."

"When improv works, it can generate a kind of giddy joy for both actors and audience... On the night I attended, the story totally worked."

Chris Jensen, SF Weekly

CHECK OUT THE ON-LINE VERSION OF THE REVIEW @ SF WEEKLY.COM: CLICK HERE!

Writers and staff in front of the Future Style offices, San Francisco, CA, 1979. Photo by Daniel Sullivan

Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – August 23, 2010
Live Theatre/Improvised Comedy

Contact:  Maximillian McCal, Co-producer

Email: futurestyle79@gmail.com

Phone: 510-213-3150

Contact: Diana Brown, Co-producer

Email: futurestyle79@gmail.com
415-359-7365

For questions re: photos and digital images please contact:
 Marcus Sams, Co-producer
Email: marcussams@gmail.com

Phone: 530-521-1555

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Confused Parade Productions presents
 Futurestyle ‘79


A live, fully improvised sitcom played against the backdrop of San Francisco in 1979

“They're writing the future one issue and a time, and they have no idea what's coming!”

Futurestyle ‘79 is a live, fully improvised, episodic comedy played
 against the backdrop of San Francisco in 1979. The show is set in the
 publishing offices of life and style magazine Future Style during the 
last 6 months of the 1970’s.

Featuring a colorful cast of characters 
including wild-eyed staff writers, overworked and underpaid
 management, devil may care reception, and wave riding advertising
 specialists. They must predict the taste and trends of the future
while attempting to deal with a rapidly changing present.

Inspired by the process employed by Christopher Guest and his actors,
 Confused Parade Productions entered into a development phase with this
 production working to create a shared history and relationships 
between the characters.

Our live theatrical hybrid enjoys the benefits 
of developed characters and relationships and the spontaneous, high
 stakes environment of improvised performance.

 In the world of the show, our characters as feature writers and staff
are tasked with predicting the future styles and trends for the 
magazine that employs them.

In our current age of renew, reuse and 
recycle, forward thinking sometimes includes looking back. Therefore
, the cast of FS79
 dedicates substantial time outside of rehearsals researching the
cultural, social and political milestones of 1979.  Finding vintage
 clothing from 1979 to costume their characters is an added bonus of
fun for the company.

 They hope to “know themselves” well enough to respond interestingly in
any given situation.  Armed with that “self-knowledge”, the characters
 will enter the first episode with one over arching reality:

 The company has just been sold and the Future Style team will have
 just 6 issues, 6 short months to overcome their own issues and prove
themselves to the new Publisher or be discontinued.



The final show (October 27) will be set on New Years Eve 1979, as the
 staff awaits their fate and the dawning of the 80’s. The show will be
presented weekly in a live, improvised format.  Throughout the show,
 the audience, with their suggestions will help determine the direction 
the show takes. Audiences are encouraged to return during the six
-week miniseries with special pricing on a run-of-series ticket
 package.

We hope people will dress in their favorite 70's style when 
they boogie down to The Off-Market Theater to catch the show.


“Doing it on a deadline.”

Meet the Contributors:



Tom Collins, Editor-in-Chief:
 He may get old, but having the same name as a cocktail never will.



Iris Robinson: The boss’s right hand woman, but she wishes she could be so much
more to him…



Chad Rollins: Surfer turned republican. His advertising savvy can make or
break this rag.



Jeb Wilkerson: Technology Features on wheels! If he’s not at the disco for real, you can
 be sure his head is…



Gradey Faders : The music “critic” who gives new meaning to the term “easy
listening”, it’s a “slow ride”, for sure.



Bunny Van der Meer: Out and Proud! If this fashion writer doesn't’t
 know about it,
it’s not going to happen!



Cheryl-Lynn McAlister:  Features writer and romance novelist. This
 southern belle won’t let a silly little thing like a divorce keep 
romance from her life! Those pages are aflame with passion…
 New:
Check out Cheryl-Lynn's advice column Listen Sugar...



Duchess Greene: the surly, drunken Londoner. Mary Poppins she is not.
 Don’t expect any warmth from this reception…



“8 people, one office, 1979, Improvised”


Featuring:

Mia Blankensop as Iris Robinson


Diana Brown as Cheryl-Lynn McAlister


Maximillian McCal as Chad Rollins


Keara McCarthy as Duchess Green


Marcus Sams as Jeb Wilkerson


Greg Shilling as Bunny Van der Meer


Daniel Sullivan as Gradey Faders


Barry J. Weir, Jr. as Tom Collins



“That’s how we do it  Future Style!”

Futurestyle ’79 ONLINE:

 Get to know the characters before the September premiere. Visit the 
Futurestyle ’79 BLOG.  Watch the videos and read articles from the
magazine written by the Future Style writers.
www.futurestyle79.blogspot.com




WHAT, WHO, WHERE, WHEN AND HOW TO GET TICKETS:



What:

Futurestyle 79: A live, fully improvised sitcom played against the
backdrop of San Francisco in 1979. The show is set in the publishing
offices of life and style magazine Future Style during the last 6
months of the 1970’s.  The editor, publisher, writers and staff of
 Future Style must predict the taste and trends of the future while 
attempting to deal with a rapidly changing present.



Who:
 Presented by Confused Parade Productions, Futurestyle ’79 features:
 Mia Blankensop, Diana Brown, Maximillian McCal, Keara McCarthy,
Marcus Sams, Greg Shilling, Daniel Sullivan, and Barry J. Weir, Jr.



Where:
 OFF-MARKET THEATER, STUDIO 250
965 Mission Street (between 5th and 6th streets)

When:  Performs every Wednesday at 8 PM for 6 weeks
September 22 through October 27

.

For tickets and information:



Tickets:

General: $20.00 
Students/Seniors: $15.00
Run of Series Tickets: 6 shows for $50


www.brownpapertickets.com            

Brown Paper Tickets 24/7
Hotline: 1-800-838-3006



For more information call: 510-213-3150
or email: futurestyle79@gmail.com






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