The Ins and Outs of Fingers Spoons and an Open Marriage

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The Ins and Outs of Fingers Spoons and an Open Marriage

A raw and funny adventure into truths about being a woman, mother and lover in this live solo show. "Winner MARSH MADNESS Award"

By Robert Chestnut

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May 27 · 8pm - June 3 · 9:30pm PDT


Santa Cruz Actor's Theatre 1001 Center Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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A suburban Mom accepts her husband’s invitation to an open marriage and proceeds with a singleness of purpose no one saw coming. The Ins and Outs... acknowledges and embraces the acute discomfort of living out our inescapable sexuality. A funny and shameless exploration of shame itself that for good measure upends accepted notions about healing and self-realization along the way - A brutally honest outing in 80 minutes. Warning: Explicit language Adults18+ Winner Marsh Madness Award


Michael Billington, The Guardian: A remarkable journey into the interior of a woman experiencing what Shakespeare called 'the very wrath of love'... brilliantly performed and written with gut-wrenching honesty by Pascale Roger-McKeever.

Pittsburgh: OnStage Pittsburgh: … This is raunchy and sometimes uncomfortable, it is sex, not smut but humanness...

Nova Scotia, NS Review: Roger-McKeever strips away all the bells and whistles of theatre and conventional ideas about mothers and sexuality …

ACTOR & WRITER: local theatre artist and mother, Pascale Roger-McKeever still refuses to compromise. Acclaimed performances include Rosannah in Brilliant Traces, May in Fool For Love, 3 women in Tennessee William’s Dragon Country. Recent film and TV credits: Here She Comes, Deadly Garage Sale, Dark Phoenix. Her writing is inspired by the following quote, “…the whole sky has fallen on [me] and all [I] can do about it is shout.” (Antigone by Jean Anouilh).

DIRECTOR: B’way director, playwright, legendary NYC theatre actor and teacher, Austin Pendleton Austin has worked extensively on and off Broadway and is a Tony Award nominee, recipient of Drama Desk and Obie Awards, Screen Actors Guild award winner. He wrote Orson’s Shadow, Uncle Bob, and Booth. Recent acting work includes the Broadway production of Tracy Letts’s The Minutes. Current directing credit: Between Riverside and Crazy on Broadway.

ORIGINAL DIRECTOR: local theatre artist, Andrea L. Hart is the newly appointed Artistic Director of Cabrillo Stage, Andrea is a writer, director, performer, and educator whose work ranges from large, sprawling devised pieces to one-woman shows and everything in between. Her work has been developed and performed at the #AmericanAF Festival in NYC, Great Plains Theatre Conference, the MacDowell Colony, CounterPulse, 6NewPlays, and companies in and around San Francisco.

DRAMATURGIE: local theatre artist, Tracy Ward is a Freelance Director based in the Bay Area. Recent: Fun Home at 42nd St. Moon, Disbelief at Playground, World Premiere of The Lady Scribblers at CMT.

MUSICAL SCORE: local active recitalist and chamber musician, Tanya Tomkins has appeared to critical acclaim throughout Europe, Israel, and the USA.

PRODUCER: Robert Chestnut - Local Real Estate Agent supporting local Artists. SAG-AFTRA Board Member. Award winning Film/TV Performer, Dedicated to bringing more work to our San Francisco Norcal Performing Professionals.

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Robert Chestnut