Posts Tagged ‘414 Mason’

Dennis Herrera Throws Down: Demands Response from 414 Mason, Site of Tourist Slaying

Friday, August 13th, 2010

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis J Herrera is going after the owner / operator of 414 Mason, the site of the recent Union Square shootout that resulted in the death of German tourist Mechthild Schröer. (The SFPD is still working on this case – they were down in Fremont yesterday.)

Mr. Herrera is alleging that the August 8th party was illegal and overcrowded. All the deets are below.

San Francisco’s Happy Warrior, DJH:

Herrera initiates legal action against teen party venue in Union Square tourist shooting. Demand letter to owner, operator of rental space alleges Fire Code violations, unlawful business practices in ‘horrific incident’ 

SAN FRANCISCO (Aug. 13, 2010) — City Attorney Dennis Herrera has taken a step toward suing the owner and operator of a Union Square venue where an illegal, overcrowded party for high school-aged youths last Sunday was marred by gunfire that injured two teens and took the life a German tourist. 

Herrera’spre-litigation demand letter to Joseph Ursino, owner of the building at 414 Mason Street, and Curtis Matthews, who rented out the party space, alleges that the two face, “at a minimum, civil liability for violating the California Fire Code and for unlawful business practices.”  Such violations can be punishable by fines and penalties as well as disgorgement of all profits related to the unlawful conduct.  The letter sent this morning acknowledges that the City Attorney’s Office is also evaluating the potential liability of Labriette Collins, the event’s promoter. 

“Because of the tragic circumstances and grave public safety concerns surrounding the event and how you and others managed it, I will seek full legal redress to affirm public confidence in laws intended to protect the safety of San Francisco’s residents and visitors,” Herrera’s letter states.  “Vigorous enforcement of these laws is additionally essential to guarantee fair treatment to the vast majority of responsible entertainment business operators, who invest the care and expense necessary to abide by the law, and who comprise one of our City’s most important economic sectors.” 

All the deets, and the demand letter itself, after the jump.

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Pulp Scripture Play at the Fringe Festival a Huge Success

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Well, they’ll say what they will about the Fringe Festival (the preview was a “total disaster” - really?) but I’ll you, there was nothing wrong with Pulp Scripture, playing this week and next at the Phoenix Theatre at 414 Mason right next to the Ruby Skye.

It played to a full house that seemed quite entertained with R-rated Bible Stories. Short and punchy, but it gets a little blue, so those of you aged 15 and less can’t go.

A chat Eve and Adam have with The Big Guy opens the show:

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The full cast:

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Get your showtimes here. I think they reserve half of the seats for the night of the show, so don’t be discouraged if you can’t get tickets online.

See you there!

 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/75219

In the San Francisco Fringe Festival Sept. 10-19.

Directed by Kimberly Richards
Co-produced by Kat Anderson
Featuring: Rand Courtney, Christy Crowley, Sally Dana*, John Mercer, Kimberly Richards*

*member Actors Equity

at the Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason St.

Thursday, Sept. 10, 8:30pm
Friday, Sept. 11, 7pm
Saturday, Sept. 12, 10pm
Thursday, Sept. 17, 7pm
Friday, Sept. 18, 8:30pm
Saturday, Sept. 19, 7pm

 

 

Pulp Scripture
Phoenix Theatre
THURSDAY 10 8:30 PM
FRIDAY 11 7:00 PM
SATURDAY 12 10:00 PM
THURSDAY 17 7:00 PM
FRIDAY 18 8:30 PM
SATURDAY 19 7:00 PM by William Bivins
Original Sin Productions
San Francisco
WORLD PREMIERE
55 Minutes
Tickets: $10 ($12 online)
COMEDY, NOT FOR PEOPLE UNDER 16, MATURE CONTENT
 
 
Sisters get Dad Drunk, have Sex with him!… Human Sacrifice at Father-son Camping Trip!… Widow Becomes Hooker, Tricks Father-in-law into Getting her Pregnant!… Strongman Sold to Rival Gang by Girlfriend, Eyes Gouged Out!… Crowd of Horny Sodomites Demand Sex with House Guests! Ripped from the tabloids? Try the Good Book. Pulp Scripture: Bible stories they didn’t teach you in Sunday school. “Brow-raising, funny!… Challenges the broader culture’s sense of feminine sensuality.” -Sean McConnell, DioCal.org
Website: http://www.pulpscripture.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=93115618397

CAST AND CREW:

Rand Courtney has spent most of his career in television and film, appearing in Dawson’s Creek and One Tree Hill. A filmmaker at heart, but an actor always and forever.

Christy Crowley is a transplant to the Bay Area. A former dancer and dance teacher, she relocated to Northern California to further her acting studies and work with Bay Area theater companies. This is her first time performing in the Fringe Festival.

Sally Dana’s* stage credits include: Julie Taymor and Elliot Goldenthal’s Juan Darien, Campo Santo’s The Language of Angels, Something in the Air at the B Street, A Common Vision at The Magic and Iphigenia and Other Daughters with Mettle Theatre. She is a company member of PlayGround.

Nancy Madden* is delighted to be making her first Fringe appearance. Her work has been seen at many Bay Area theatres including San Jose Stage, TheatreWorks, Willows, Encore, Unconditional Theatre and CCT. She is a graduate of UC Davis and Penn State and a proud member of Equity since 1979.

John Mercer is making his Fringe debut at last. He is a Shotgun Players company member. And yes, God does speak with an English accent. Though some say the devil does too!

Kimberly Richards (Director) Is excited to work with this amazingly talented cast and playwright. When not directing she is touring as “Sister” in the one woman comedy hit Late Nite Catechism.

William Bivins (Playwright) is thrilled to be working with everyone on this show. He also wants to shamelessly plug his other fall premiere: “The Afterlife of the Mind,” a comedy about brain transplantation produced by Virago Theatre Co., opens in October. (www.viragotheatre.org)

Karee Stubbs (Stage Manager) began her Bay Area theater career 20 years ago at the The Phoenix Theatre. Since then she has enjoyed working with Genisius Theatre, Fred Raker, North Beach Repertory Theatre, Chamber Theatre and Joe Goode Dance Company, among others.

*Member, Actors Equity. This is an Equity Approved Project.

www.pulpscripture.com

The 2009 San Francisco Fringe Festival is Coming – September 9-20

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

The San Francisco Fringe Festival will soon return for 2009. So what is Fringe Theatre….?

“It’s new and experimental theatre that you won’t see on the mainstream stages. It’s Dangerous Theatre, where anything can happen…. All tickets are $10 or less and 100% of the box office sales go to the performing companies. It’s over 200 performances in downtown SF from September 9th to the 20th, 2009.”

O.K. then. For example, you’ll soon have the chance to see the Bible stories of Pulp Scripture from Original Sin Productions on September 10-12 and 17-19 at the Phoenix Theatre in Union Square.

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Here’s what a reading of PS looked like last year at a Cow Hollow church:

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Even then, people were rolling in the pews with laughter. And that’s just one joint out of 42 the Fringers will have for you this go around.

Check out this year’s Fringe Fest offerings and get your tickets now.

See you there!

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