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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: The Marsh Berkeley Announces February Performances of “Living The Shuffle”

Jan 10, 2020
Due to popular demand, “Living the Shuffle,” Robert Townsend’s one-man rollercoaster-ride through the ups and downs of show business, will return to The Marsh Berkeley in February 2020. Renowned actor/director Robert Townsend has worked with Hollywood icons like Beyoncé, Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy, Morgan Freeman, James Earl Jones, and many more. Now, the trailblazing filmmaker gives audiences a front row seat to his career, from the dangerous streets of Chicago to performing “Julius Caesar” at a pimp convention in New York City, then creating the breakout film that would launch his career, “Hollywood Shuffle,” and becoming a Black film pioneer. Written, performed, and directed by Robert Townsend, as well produced by Marsh favorite Don Reed and Townsend, “Living the Shuffle” will perform February 1 – 29, 2020 at The Marsh Berkeley (2120 Allston Way) in Berkeley, CA.

"Living the Shuffle" has been lauded as "a raw and madcap comedy” and implores audiences to “come for the gossip and stay for Townsend’s imagination.” It has been hailed it as "fascinating and inspirational 90 minutes of captivating tales.”

Nicknamed one of the ‘Godfathers of the Independent Film World,’ Robert Townsend is an actor, director, writer, and filmmaker with over 30 years in show business. Noticing the difficulty Black actors had finding jobs and the lack of good work available in the film industry led Townsend to create opportunities for himself and fellow artists. He co-wrote, directed, produced and starred in his first film, financed by his personal credit cards and a miracle—the critically acclaimed “Hollywood Shuffle,” a satire depicting the trials and tribulations of Black actors in Hollywood.

For tickets (Regular $40, Reserved VIP Seating $50 and $100), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call The Marsh box office at 415-282-3055.

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Photo caption: Celebrated actor, director, and filmmaker Robert Townsend takes audiences on a one-man rollercoaster ride through show business in "Living the Shuffle," performing February 1 - 29, 2020 at The Marsh Berkeley. (Photo Credit: Daniel Baumer)


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