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Event Archive - Zero Tolerance, Sex, Math and Seizures (a Victoria Fringe Show):

Fri. August 24th 2012 - Fri. August 24th 2012 Fairfield Hall (No Minors)
5:30 pm - 6:40 pm
$11/ general/ $9 student, senior

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Music: Theatre:
Part of the Victoria Fringe Festival
Friday, Aug. 24, 5:30-6:40 pm
Sunday, Aug. 26, 5:30-6:40 pm
Monday, Aug, 27, 7:15-8:25 pm
Friday, Aug, 31, 5:30-6:40 pm
Saturday, Sept. 1, 7:45-8:55 pm
Sunday, Sept. 2, 6:00-7:15 pm

In "Zero Tolerance: Sex, Math and Seizures," Barbara Selfridge, at age 49, is asked to institutionalize her somewhat-estranged and more-than-somewhat-strange mathematician father. Selfridge the daughter, however, has never forgiven her father for the institutionalization, at age 11, of her brain-damaged sister. Yikes! The story also includes Selfridge's surprisingly witty sister, surprisingly racy mother, and two conferences: one for number-theorists and the other for social workers dealing with "Abandoned Daughters" like Selfridge. Double-yikes!

"Barbara Selfridge is what a writer should be: truthful and brazen and attentive to pain" -- Grace Paley.

"Zero Tolerance" is Barbara Selfridge’s first Fringe effort. She is a writer & performer from Oakland, CA. She works with Theatre Unlimited, a troupe that features actors and playwrights with developmental disabilities; Stagebridge, a troupe featuring senior story-tellers; and the Marsh, a Bay Area Theatre for developing new work. Her sister, Margaret Selfridge, sings back-up with the Magic Makers, a special needs rock band. Barbara says that she aspires to match her sister’s on-stage enthusiasm. She also hopes to shine a light on our medical system’s unspoken need for family advocates.

"Zero Tolerance" was developed with and directed by David Ford, artist-in-residence at the Marsh.

The 26th Annual International Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival runs August 23 to September 2, with previews of many shows -- including "Zero Tolerance: Sex, Math and Seizures" -- on Wednesday, August 22nd.


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