An early version of Savage Arts, performed as part of The Festival of New Voices, 2006, at The Marsh Theater, San Francisco.
I will be performing “Tortured Artists Fanclub,” an excerpt of my new play in-progress, at a Monday Night Marsh Monday, November 2nd, 7:30 pm. Three other performers and I will be doing work developed in David Ford’s Performance workshop. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA, 94110. (www.themarsh.org) Tickets $7 at the door (cheap!)
Reliable sources in Buffalo said that the reading of Savage Arts was a success. The reading was directed by Betsy Bittar, who played Becca and Heidi when my play, Becca and Heidi, was at the Alleyway Theater in Buffalo. The audience responded to the humor, the drama, and the local references. Hopefully, the play will be on its feet in a full production in Buffalo next year!
If you are in the Buffalo NY area, check out the New Phoenix Theatre
Reading of “Savage Arts”, 4 October 2009, 8pm
New Phoenix to present reading of exciting work based on Buffalo history!
As part of the 2009 – 2010 season, Betsy Bittar directs Wendy Hall in a reading of SAVAGE ARTS, a solo piece written by Sharon Eberhardt, which is based on a true story in Buffalo in 1930, the infamous Clothilde Marchand murder.
Full Press Release: SavageArtsRelease
I will perform an excerpt from Savage Arts, my one-woman show based on the true story of the 1930 “Indian Witchcraft Murder” in Buffalo, NY.
The SF Theater Festival is Sunday, July 26 at Yerba Buena Gardens, 3rd and Mission Streets.
I’m performing in the Action Theater with other Marsh Theater shows.
Savage Arts is 2:35-2:50 pm.
The Festival has 130 shows on 17 stages, all Free! www.sftheaterfestival.org.
I hope you can come to the staged reading of my new play, Seriously Compromised, Thursday, June 11 7:30 pm at 142 Throckmorton Theater, 142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley
A psychology professor, who studies deception, gets an offer to take up clandestine work. She questions the morals of using her research this way, and questions her sanity when she finds her husband engaged in deception of his own.
Directed by Mark Routhier with Sofia Ahmad, Jerin Lynn Cohen, Charles Isen, Joel Mullennix.
Thursday, June 11 7:30 pm
142 Throckmorton Theater
142 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
My one act play “In The Middle” is being performed Friday and Saturday February 20-21 at 7:30pm at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, California.
Buffalo Spree Magazine featured the subject of Savage Arts, the Marchand “Witch Murder Trial” as part of its December 2008 article on famous scandals in Western New York history.
Savage Arts at the Marsh; Stunning Sensual Awakening
by Linda Ayres-Frederick
“A true artist has no shame,” says French painter Henri enticingly as he beds his neighbor’s wife, Margaret in Sharon Eberhardt’s Savage Arts. Based on a true story of an Indian witchcraft trial that took place in upstate New York in the 1930’s, this solo performance is a volatile mix of sexual longing, opposing cultures, criminality, and prejudice. In her quiet but audibly calm voice, Eberhardt takes on the personae of several distinct characters that people her story using a minimum of props — a simple apron and a single chair — with the addition of one shaft of light coming from the artistst’s studio that indicates his haunting presence.
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Based on an actual “Indian Witchcraft Trial” in 1930 Buffalo, NY. A naive housewife enters a world of art, passion and Iroquois tribal lore when a French artist moves next door. His paintings of Seneca Indians lead to a brutal crime.
Performances: January 18 – February 16, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm. Tickets $15-35, sliding scale, available at www.themarsh.org, or 1(800) 838-3006. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia Street @ 22nd San Francisco, CA 94110. Info on local restaurants, transportation and parking.
Savage Arts was originally developed at The Marsh, a breeding ground for new performance, as part of the Performance Initiative, directed by David Ford. It was presented at Emerging Artists One Woman Standing Festival, April, 2007.