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Memory Tricks at A.C.T's Costume Shop


To commemorate 25 years as a solo theater artist Marga Gomez will revive her early 90's show "Memory Tricks" at A.C.T's Costume shop - four shows only. Memory Tricks, set in New York and Paris, is the funny and poignant story of Marga's complicated relationship with her hyper feminine showgirl mother. Memory Tricks remains the most critically acclaimed of her 12 solo plays. Memory Tricks has been presented in San Francisco at The Marsh, Off Broadway at The Public Theater, and internationally at London's ICA, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Montreal's Juste Pour Rire.

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Variety 1993
"The autobiographical monologue has been raised to a new level with a new generation or writer performers. Among the best is Marga Gomez... hilarious and moving 'Memory Tricks'"

Frank Rich, New York Times 1993
"funny and touching stage autobiography...I warmly recommend it""

Chicago Reader 1993
"There are two kinds of laughter in the comedy world: the laughter of anesthesia and the laughter of enlightenment. Most stand-up comics aim for anesthesia, dispensing a kind of comedic narcotic to deaden our pain and allow us to deny, however fleetingly, our problems. San Francisco-based monologuist Marga Gomez does something much more difficult in her performances. She takes her most personal foibles and most painful childhood memories and transforms them into a very liberating kind of comedy. In Memory Tricks, for example, she holds up for all the world to see her love-hate relationship with her difficult father (who was a comedian) and her vain, high-strung mother (who was an exotic dancer). Gomez's performances are a kind of spiritual exercise: though they're entertaining--Gomez is a very funny woman--they also provide a kind of psychological road map for self-discovery."

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Marga's Comedy Salon
8:00 PM20:00

Marga's Comedy Salon

Join comedian, playwright and culture vulture Marga Gomez,  for the July 26th premiere of "Marga's Comedy Salon" featuring the brilliant minds of Bay Area favorites Natasha Muse (SF Weekly's “Comedian to Watch”) and Karinda Dobbins (Nickelodeon, W. Kamau Bell guest artist) Marga's Comedy Salon will mix all genres of comedy stand-up, performance, variety arts and includes discussions with innovators and regular folks. Laugh, chill, and enjoy the visual art in the gallery every fourth Tuesday at Spark Arts, 8pm. Limited seating. Reservations available shortly at

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Latin Standards Preview (70 Minutes)
8:00 PM20:00

Latin Standards Preview (70 Minutes)

Latin Standards - Marga Gomez’s work in progress about fathers, entertainment, wealth, poverty and cafe cubano. $10 Low priced tickets can be reserved at (limiteds seating) Marga reenacts the the triumphs and demons of her father, Willy Chevalier, comedian, producer, songwriter, Cafe El Pico spokesperson, and a prominent figure in the golden era of New York’s Latino culture while illuminating his impact on her life as a queer Latina performing artist.  Latin Standards will be Marga’s twelfth solo show. 

MARGA GOMEZ  Marga is the writer/performer of eleven more solo plays which have been presented in the Bay Area, Off-Broadway, nationally and internationally. HuffPost named her a 2015 “Agent of Change.” The SF Weekly named Marga one of “2016’s Artists To Watch.” She teaches solo performance online and at Brava Theater where she is a tenured artist in residence. As a stand up comedian she has appeared on LOGO’s “One Night Stand Up,” Showtime's "Latino Laugh Festival,” Comedy Central’s “Out There" and HBO’s “Comic Relief” at the invitation of Robin Williams. Her website is

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Marga at "Sudden Owl" at The Battery
7:00 PM19:00

Marga at "Sudden Owl" at The Battery

Sudden Owl

Fri, Feb 26

7:00P - 9:00P


When novelist George Dawes Green founded The Moth almost 20 years ago, he launched a modern storytelling renaissance. In doing so he reminded us that real stories, from real people, simply relating their own real experiences, can be more compelling, rewarding, and just plain fun than even the most lavish and expensive Hollywood blockbusters. His new project, Sudden Owl, is an exploration of storytelling at its most essential, both in the sense of its essence, and its fulfillment of a human necessity. This evening Sudden Owl will present six storytellers from our community of brilliant raconteurs, along with several short story videos curated and directed by George Dawes Green himself.

Hosted by Jon Levin

Storytelling By:

  • Marga Gomez
  • Larry Bogad
  • Harriett Jernigan
  • David Nihill
  • Adam Ross
  • Jeffrey Zorn

Doors/Bar will open at 7pm

Show starts at 7:30pm

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