446 Valencia at 16th
San Francisco, California 94103

“In My Corner” by Joe Orrach
Co-written by Lizbeth Hasse
Musical direction and original music by Matthew Clark
With: Matthew Clark, piano; Micha Patri, drums, Eugene Warren, bass, and special guest Andrew Speight on saxophone

Friday and Saturday, September 5,6 @8pm
Sunday, September 7 @2pm
Thursday – Saturday, September 11,12,13 @8pm
Sunday, September 14 @1pm

Intersection for the Arts Theatre
446 Valencia Street @ 16th Street, San Francisco

Tickets: $20 general admission
Box Office: BrownPaperTickets.com
More information: JoeOrrach.com or [email protected]

Internationally renowned tap dancer, actor, singer, storyteller, and US Air Force welterweight boxing champ Joe Orrach presents his solo show, “In My Corner,” for two weekends only, at Intersection for the Arts Theater.

Known as one of Teatro Zinzanni’s “power acts,” from 2000 to 2006 Orrach bowled audiences over with memorable characters such as Tino the Puerto Rican parking attendant, Gentleman Joe the Barabary Coast pugilistic hoofer, and Joey the short-order cook.

Now Orrach has put together a high-powered evening of drama, music and movement. “In My Corner” is the autobiographical tale of a Puerto Rican/Italian kid growing up in a family dominated by a violent ex-boxer father. His coming-of-age story is one in which he makes his way out of chaos and violence through his discovery of dance. Orrach’s fast-paced narrative riffs shift seamlessly into boxing sequences and driving tap numbers, accompanied by a jazz ensemble led by musical director and world-class pianist Matthew Clark. This moving and transformative work delivers a powerful punch guaranteed to leave audiences breathless.

Joe Orrach was discovered by Gregory Hines twenty years ago and has since danced with Hines, Nicholas Brothers, Honi Coles, Charles “Cookie” Cook, and Savion Glover. As an actor, he has appeared in movies by Woody Allen, James Mangold and Tim Boxell. He has toured internationally, appearing onstage with Bob Hope, the Smothers Brothers, Bill Irwin, and David Shiner.

Official Website: http://www.joeorrach.com

Added by lokuhn on September 2, 2008