Solo performer Marga Gomez will give up her life of crime and misdemeanors in jaywalker [sic], her successful New York Fringe Festival show, which extended at San Francisco's Theatre Rhinoceros through Dec. 18. Performances, which began Nov. 11, were originally set to end Dec. 12.
jaywalker is a one-woman rampage against Hollywood that erupts into littering, loitering and jaywalking when a law-abiding Latina pedestrian is denied her dream to become the first lesbian on "Baywatch." Inspired by her run-in with the John Tesh Day and Star Dedication Ceremony that proves anyone can be famous, she embarks on a misdemeanor crime spree, fueled by her frustration with Jennifer Lopez and chihuahuas getting all the Latin attention.
Harlem-native Gomez has written and performed three solo shows (A Line Around the Block, Memory Tricks and Marga Gomez is Pretty, Witty & Gay) and performed in New York at both the Public Theater and the Whitney Museum. As a comic, she released her first recording "Hung Like a Fly." Recently she appeared in Barry Levinson's "Sphere" and as a guest star on TV's "Tracey Takes On..."
Tickets are $20-$12 and can be reserved by calling (415) 861-5079. Theatre Rhinoceros is located at 2926 16th Street at South Van Ness.
-- By Christine Ehren