Generation Theatre premières "Fanny" by French playwright Marcel Pagnol

"Fanny," second in the "Marius" "Fanny" "César" trilogy, runs April 16 through 26 at the Southside Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco.

Online PR News – 17-March-2015 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Generation Theatre premières a new production of "Fanny" written by famous French playwright, Marcel Pagnol. The production runs April 16 through 26 with curtain times on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm at the Southside Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco. Generation Theatre’s production of Fanny benefits from the support of the French Consulate, the Alliance Française of Berkeley, the French-American International School of San Francisco, and Chez Panisse.

"Fanny" offers a window into the intimate world of the old port of Marseilles when Provence and the villages along the Côte d'Azur formed a distant, exotic culture that captured the imaginations of Parisians, securely ensconced a world away. Patrons of the waterfront Bar de la Marine share an intimacy that can only be found in the rustic environs of a trading port, enveloped in traditions and community relationships that have evolved over the centuries, well-seasoned by interaction with sailors and explorers from exotic foreign lands.

This second, in a trilogy of works, "Marius," "Fanny" and "César," is a French classic that captivated Parisian audiences of the 1930’s. Parisians were hungry for insight into the exotic culture of Provence that was provided by Marcel Pagnol, one of France’s most renowned authors of the 20th century, who spent his childhood in Marseilles. The trilogy’s powerful imagery has provided inspiration to many, including Alice Waters who named her world renowned restaurant, “Chez Panisse,” in Berkeley, California, after one of the central characters of "Fanny." "Fanny" takes us to a place in time where relationships between friends and family shared common threads that formed tight knit communities that sailed leisurely through life’s joys and travails.

"Fanny," translated from its original French and directed by Roland David Valayre, features Alan Badger, Fabien Ferhani, Benoit Monin, Nicolas Poler, Andrea Satin, Karen Sellinger, Puneet, R. David Valayre, Ket Watters and Genevieve Wilton. Experience "Fanny" at the Southside Theater, Fort Mason Center, Bldg. D, San Francisco from April 16 through 26. For information and tickets: – Ticket Prices: $35 - School/group Rates: $20 upon request. Press contact: Bill Berdux – Email: – Telephone: (415) 644-8676.

Generation Theatre, an ensemble theater company, is a California Non-profit Corporation.