Danny Scheie is Weston Ludlow Londonderry. Photo by Peter Ruocco

A House Tour of the Infamous Porter Family Mansion with Tour Guide Weston Ludlow Londonderry

A new play by me
Starring Danny Scheie
Directed by Jason Eagan

"Nachtrieb supplies Scheie with absurdity, hyperbole and originality and Scheie imbues them with mirth, passion and heart. [Director Jason Eagan, Designer Sean Riley, Scheie, and Nachtrieb's] unique talents and vibrant collaboration, along with a bottomless delight in juvenile humor, make “House Tour” a raw and polished gem." - Claudia Bauer, SF Chornicle/SF Gate

"There are tours and then there are tours de force. A House Tour is the latter, a triumph for playwright and star, and a theatrical experience to remember." - Chad Jones, Theatredogs

"An alternatively gut-bustingly hilarious and intensely poignant dive into what it means to not quite fit in. Go see this extraordinarily bizarre, lewd, and endearing piece of theater." Jack Morse, SFist

"Because Scheie is so electric and Nachtrieb’s writing so alert and ornate, the situation of the tour gathers a tension and depth that you never would have imagined." John Wilkins, KQED

"This combination of playwright and actor is a heady one, joining the efforts of one of the Bay Area's brightest playwriting talents with those of the region's arguably best character actor. They play to and off each other's talents, offering something akin to a wild abandon that's been finely tuned for an immersive experience." Richard Dodds, Bay Area Reporter

"Playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb has hilariously fulfilled his promise to use every double entendre he could come up with in his world premiere at Z Space." - Leslie Katz, SF Examiner

"A singular 90-minute monologue that delivers an astounding amount and variety of sexual innuendo and euphemism." Jeffrey Edalatpour, SF Weekly

"One of the most innovative plays of the new season and sure-fire hit. Nachtrieb’s script and double narrative are wonderfully played out, turning a bland tour with huge logistical challenges, into a creative triumph." Steve Murray, For All Events

"A tour de force of wonderful acting. Director Jason Eagan has choreographed the performance flawlessly as our tour guide goes through adjustments of his personality. Bravo to Peter Sinn Nachtrieb for writing such an interesting piece." mRichard Connema, Talkin Broadway

Deeply probe the most private rooms of legendary eccentric couple Hubert and Clarissa Porter. Come face to face with “The Stick of Butter That Changed Everything.” Touch furniture. Stroke walls. Unlock secrets? Savor intimate, penetrating anecdotes and parables exuded by the worldly, singular and particular, Weston Ludlow Londonderry.

World Premiere Z Space, San Francisco
March 29 - April 23
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