Jeff Raz, a professional clown, presents a one-man show about the ups and downs of adoption in Birth Mark, April 29-May 30 at the Marsh in San Francisco.
Co-written by Jael Weisman, Birth Mark is a recounting of Raz's experience with adoption. Transforming into dozens of characters, Raz recalls experiences with his wife and plays undecided birth mothers and social workers scrutinizing every credential of a prospective parent. Interwoven with passages from the Talmud (explanations of biblical stories), Raz's show questions the idea of when Judaism begins.
Raz and Weisman were both founding member of Vaudeville Nouveau. Weisman, winner of an Obie Award for Dragon Lady's Revenge in New York, has worked with the Berkeley Rep, the Magic Theater and has written numerous solo performances for others.
Raz is best known for his role with The New Pickle Circus. As a stage actor he has performed with Berkeley Rep, TheaterWorks and Marin Shakespeare Festival.
Birth Mark begins April 29 and runs through May 30. Tickets are $8 $15 and can be purchased by calling (415) 826-5750. -- by Becki Heller