Kicking off this season of @TheStrand are award-winning writer-perfomer Martin Moran's acclaimed solo shows The Tricky Part and All the Rage. Performed in repertory at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater in San Francisco, both plays center around true stories from Moran's adolescence, exploring themes of sexuality, spirituality and the mystery of human experience. Winner of the 2004 Obie Award, The Tricky Part recounts the true story of Moran's sexual relationship with a much older counselor he met at a Catholic boys camp and how, years later, he tracked down and confronted the man. All the Rage follows Moran from a Las Vegas funeral to south of Johannesburg with a guide who can't read maps, where he finds himself translating the details of a political refugee's torture as he attempts to solve an ancient human riddle: How is it that we might reach out in compassion one moment ... and strike out in anger in the next?
Running time: 90 minutes, with no intermission.
Written and performed by Martin Moran
Directed by Seth Barrish
A coproduction with Piece by Piece Productions.