Regional Reviews: San Francisco/North Bay
Durst Case Scenario is a lightning-quick farce, a comedic tour-de-force rant. Durst sometimes uses a microphone to blast the Trump administration. He also used archaic overheads as a visual aid, diagnosing the disorder and how to cure it, as if he were a doctor.
The New York Times said Durst is "possibly the best political comic working today." He analyzes where we are, how we got here, and what possible destinations lie ahead. When first entering the stage, Durst wants to know who in the audience voted for Trump. No one raised their hand at the performance I attended, and he began his tirade of the president, with lines like "We're seeing them through to PTSD: President Trump Stress Disorder" and "The 45th president of the United States is Donald Trump ... That's the joke." He hits a range of targets, such as Ben Carson and Ted Cruz.
Durst Case Scenario is not just an emotional ride but an electrifying one. It is playful and ludicrous, whimsical and droll, silly and sarcastic, mischievous, incisive, trenchant, profound, and chock full of jokes. It's a unique theatrical experience delivered with the stand-up timing of Will Durst. Don't bring a person who voted for Trumpon the other hand, bring a person who voted for Trump so they can see what a mess Trump has made of the presidency.
Durst Case Scenario plays on Tuesdays though September 19, 2017, at The Marsh, 1062 Valencia Street, San Francisco. For tickets and a complete line-up of The Marsh events, visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055.