The Marsh Berkeley presents

The Kipling Hotel

True Misadventures of the Electric Pink '80's

Event has passed (Sat Jan 7, 2012 - Sun Dec 16, 2012)
$15 - $50
Theater, Plays


Final Extension! Must Close December 16!

Don Reed's The Kipling Hotel: True Misadventures of the Electric Pink '80's

Reed's East 14th chronicled the 70's - and now it's his true misadventures through the 80's. As the awkward son of a pimp struggled through college, he tried being a stripper and a gigolo -- but he ended up serving breakfast at an unforgettable retirement hotel full of the elderly, drifters, drug addicted actors and scrambled eggs.

Don Reed, a San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Nominee and NAACP Double Nominee for Best Actor & Best Playwright, is the writer, director and playwright of one of the longest running solo shows in Bay Area History his highly regarded EAST 14th, which closed at The Marsh after a two-and-a-half year run earlier this year. THE KIPLING HOTEL picks up where the earlier show left off. Leaving behind his somewhat irregular childhood (his stepfather was a Jehovahs Witness but his real father was a pimp), Reed leaves Oakland in 1981 and heads off to LA where his student lifestyle leads to another fistful of hilarious and moving short stories, woven together to form the stand-alone second act of this most unconventional of coming-of-age stories.

Previews: $15-$35 sliding scale
Run: $20-$35 sliding scale, $50 Reserved Seating
For tickets, visit or call 415-282-3055


The Marsh - Berkeley
2120 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA
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  1. The Marsh - Berkeley
    2120 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA