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"Who Killed Sylvia Plath"

The Marsh

Poet Sylvia Plath returns to her burial place in West Yorkshire, England to view the fourth replacement of her tombstone. The previous ones have been defaced by feminists who chiseled off her married name, claiming it was Ted Hughes who caused Sylvia Plath's death. Did Hughes kill Plath? Was her suicide at age 30 a "good career move"? Would she do it again? And what does it say to us today?


This is what SF/Arts curator Jean Schiffman had to say about "Who Killed Sylvia Plath" :

Gifted local actress Lorri Holt recently embodied French author Colette at The Marsh; now she’s back as American poet Sylvia Plath, thanks to equally gifted San Francisco playwright Lynne Kaufman. Feminists have long believed that Plath’s suicide at age 30 was the fault of her husband, British poet Ted Hughes. Was it? Warren David Keith, who last appeared in Kaufman’s “Acid Test,” about Ram Dass, directs.

Event Info
May 11 → Jun 16
Sat at 8:30pm, Sun at 5:30pm
$25-$35 sliding scale; $55 and $100 reserved seating
The Marsh
1062 Valencia, San Francisco
Info: 415-282-3055
Venue: 826-5750
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