Steve Seabrook: Better Than You
Comedian Kurt Bodden '85 assumes the role of master motivator Steve Seabrook, who takes the audience to a safe, nurturing place where they can examine why they're vaguely disappointing.
Think of it as three days of self-help in just over an hour. Comedian Kurt Bodden assumes the role of master motivator Steve Seabrook, who takes the audience to a safe, nurturing place where they can examine why they're vaguely disappointing. As Steve says, "I don't want to change you. I want to allow you ... to blossom into a "you" ... that's Better Than You." This solo show enjoyed a sold-out run at the New York International Fringe Festival, with nytheatre.com declaring, "A fortune of comedic gold... Bodden is terrific."
Kurt Bodden '85 is a writer, comedian, and actor. (See kurtbodden.com.) His previous solo show was Class Notes: True Tales from Harvard's Alumni Magazine. Having trained in sketch comedy at The Groundlings in Los Angeles and toured as a standup comedian, he based the character of Seabrook on his own tenure leading corporate workshops in team-building and creativity and his time spent (for better and for worse) as an erstwhile consumer of personal coaching and transformation seminars. "He nails the character, the presentation, the mind-set, and that wee bit of creepiness," raved a San Francisco Fringe Festival audience member. “If this were any more real, I would have thought I was in a real self-help workshop."
Steve Seabrook: Better Than You begins a six-week run at the Marsh on February 22. Bodden will hold a Q&A for Harvard members and their guests after this March 1st performance.
Friday, March 1st
The Marsh (415) 826-5750 http://themarsh.org/
1062 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110
To purchase tickets please click here or call 415-282-3055
$12 - $35 sliding scale
Parking: New Mission Bartlett Garage (21st St. between Mission & Valencia). The nearest BART Station is 24th & Mission.