Who can you trust to share your secrets?
A shadowy thief sneaks into the vaults of a prominent movie
studio…Film critics and curators across America receive a mysterious
but exciting invitation…A television personality is fired up to hit a
casino for a major Hollywood press junket…And a private investigator
receives an urgent summons…
The lives of
these disparate characters all intersect in MEN WITH
MICROPHONES, a thought-provoking and moving new play by Aaron S. Luk.
MEN WITH MICROPHONES revolves around a pirate film festival. Drawn
into the festival's orbit is a pair of estranged partners. One is a
beloved and well-connected television personality; the other is a
newspaper film critic who values cinema over much else. These two men
will once again come together in a conflict for what may be the very
soul of cinema.
WITH MICROPHONES, Luk has crafted a story drawn largely from
real-life events. The play is approachable from many angles: it is at
once an essayistic discourse on the state of cinema; a thrilling
narrative in which colorful individuals take on a faceless, enveloping
conspiracy; a political call to cultural action; and an exciting,
almost fantastic tale in which film critics are heroes fighting the
MEN WITH MICROPHONES: If the cinema is their church, this is their pilgrimage.
MEN WITH MICROPHONES is an independent production that will be
performed at the Dark Room Theatre, 2263 Mission Street at 19th, in
San Francisco, California. It will be performed Friday and Saturday
nights at 8pm, June 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28. Ticket information
available at http://www.menwithmicrophones.com and
The cast includes John Harrison, Michelle Lai, Leaf Nunes,
Pettus, David Robson, Susan Salituro, and Chris Sellers.
MEN WITH MICROPHONES is written and directed by Aaron S. Luk.
WHEN: Fridays and Saturdays June 13 - 28
WHERE: The Dark Room Theatre
2263 Mission Street, San Francisco, between 18th & 19th Streets