Saturday, July 23, 2011

"Bringing the Southern experience

to the Bay Area,

one hush puppy at a time."



"Fabulous acting, intimate setting,
down home hospitality"

4.5 out of 5 Stars

     -SF Gate



4 MERCY: Friendly Fires


Four new short plays

written by Susan Jackson**  

Photo by Eric Nelson
Pictured: (l to r) Diana Brown as Rhonda, Susan Jackson as Beth and Adrienne Krug as Sylvie in ADOPT A HIGHWAY from 4 MERCY: Friendly Fires

Directed by Diana Brown, Stephen Drewes*,
Susan Jackson and Ann Thomas

"Playwright Jackson zooms in on the perfect moment in a life to pinpoint and flesh out.”
-Tom W. Kelly, San Francisco Bay Times

*BATCC award--Director; **BATCC award-- Playwright

After our sold-out run of 4GIVENESS: In a Family Way, the Southern Railroad Theatre Company returns to the Royce Gallery this September to present award winning playwright, Susan Jackson's latest additions to her Southern Universe, four new short plays united under the theme of Mercy.
 4 MERCY: Friendly Fires presents a new installment to our good ol' Southern soap opera, where everyone is related by blood or marriage, where dogs rule, where road trips and backyards reveal more than just weeds----and where mercy can be found.

The plays:

Crazy Lacy, Nandy, Peaches, and Salacious come together in a "cometojesusmercymeeting" to determine just who ends up with whom.
Directed by Stephen Drewes

Salacious's soft side contrasts with his ambition as he prepares to pick up his bigamist Daddy.
Directed by Diana Brown

 Three friends traveling three hours learn more than just three secrets; some are better left unspoken, especially when facing the law.
Directed by Ann Thomas

Presents a different perspective on terminal illness, seen through the eyes of two friends; what price, friendship?
Directed by Ann Thomas

FOR I AM NOT BREAKING, part 3 (Mercy/Merci):
Socialite Marion Peallin, against her lawyer's advice, writes a letter to her soon-to-be-ex, bigamist husband; will he let her keep the one thing she wants?
Directed by Stephen Drewes

Nandy and Salacious, FORMER LOVERS, face-off with which opponent (Peaches or Salacious) deserves to be the next Mayor of Beaver Dam.
Directed by Susan Jackson

2901 Mariposa Street @ Harrison

WHEN: (6 Performances Only) Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Thursday, September 8 & 15
Friday, September 9 & 16
Saturday, September 10 & 17
All shows at 8 PM (doors open @ 7:30 PM)

Complimentary wine, coffee, water and snacks provided by Royce Gallery

 For tickets and information:

Brown Paper Tickets 24/7 hotline: 1-800-838-3006          

 For more information call: 415-505-2151 or

Monday, July 4, 2011

"Bringing the Southern experience

to the Bay Area,

one hush puppy at a time."

" Funny, thought-provoking
& (bitter)sweet."
                   -SF Gate
Diana Brown as Nandy, Susan Jackson as Peaches
Eric Nelson as Salacious P. and
Adrienne Krug as Crazy Lacy
Photos by Stacy Marshall (top) and Cindy Shine (middle and bottom)

"An excellent cast, great script & a cracking pace
make this well worth your time."

5 out of 5 stars
       -SF Gate

The Southern Railroad Theatre Company
award-winning playwright
Susan Jackson’s**

Directed by Stephen Drewes*, Susan Jackson


*BATCC award--Director; **BATCC award-- Playwright

"The plays all add up to a wonderful evening's entertainment."
-Floralynn Isaacson,

Direct from their sold out run of Susan Jackson's 4GIVENESS: In a Family Way at the Royce Gallery in San Francisco, the Southern Railroad Theatre Company makes a surprise one-night stop at the Exit Theatre. 
The SRTC will be featured in MARK ROMYN'S THURSDAY NIGHT COMBOMark Romyn, hosts the long running EXIT variety show with appearances by Bay Area theatre artists.

Cast members will perform three scenes from Jackson's
ROCKETS RED GLARE (parts 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0):

Southern gothic meets healthy cuisine as Nandy (Diana Brown), Peaches (Susan Jackson), Crazy Lacy (Adrienne Krug) and Salacious P. (Eric Nelson) negotiate the course of love at the Sonic Drive-In, with stolen red trucks, tofu hot dogs, and How to Become a Lord and Lady over the internet.

Critical Praise For ROCKETS RED GLARE:

"The ladies (Brown and Jackson) have great playing energy as well as a flare for comedy."

"They (Brown and Nelson) have wonderful chemistry in this delightfully comic scene."  

"Adrienne Krug stars as Crazy Lacy in a Lily Tomlin-like performance."
-Floralynn Isaacson,

Located at 156 Eddy Street (between Mason & Taylor Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94102

Thursday, July 21 at 8:30 PM, Café opens at 7:30

 No reservations are required.  Food and Beverages available for purchase in the Exit Cafe
 For more information call: 415-505-2151 or