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"Rat Girl" - Exit Theatre
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Playwright: Stuart Eugene Bousel, adptd from Kristin Hersh Director: Claire Rice Drama $15-$25 5/1-24

5/3/2014
When: 5/1-24
Where: Exit Theatre
156 Eddy St.
San Francisco
Presenter: Exit Theatre

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Playwright: Stuart Eugene Bousel, adptd from Kristin Hersh
Director: Claire Rice
Drama
$15-$25
5/1-24

Part biography, part rock concert, part experimental theater, this world premiere is based on Hersh's memoir of the same name. It tells the story of how, in one year, she went from a gifted college student to an icon of art rock music when her band, Throwing Muses, was signed onto the British label 4AD Records. Along the way, Hersh discovered that she was bipolar after a suicide attempt landed her in a mental hospital, in addition to being pregnant with her first child. As much a story about one woman's struggle to live with her own particular demons as it is about the rise of a gifted and unique artist, the play is a surreal and often comical exploration of how we make peace with who we are. 

The show, which is part of the Exit Theatre's DivaFest, will feature live covers of songs from the album Throwing Muses, which was recorded at the time Rat Girl takes place.

Tickets and info: theexit.org/divafest; (415) 673-3847