Arts & Events

Directing Duet’s Marriage: College Dreams Come True with Bette & Boo

By John A. McMullen II
Tuesday March 29, 2011 - 06:51:00 PM
David Weiner, Michelle Pond, Anne Collins, Ellen Brooks
Adam Telfer
David Weiner, Michelle Pond, Anne Collins, Ellen Brooks

When DC Scarpelli and Peter Budinger met as undergrads at Yale, they shared a love for the theatre, and decidedly for another Yalie’s work: Christopher Durang’s The Marriage of Bette & Boo.

They came to the Bay Area, and started TheatreTremendo. Two of their entries won Best of SF Fringe. It Came from Beneath the Kilt! in 2000, and Where the Sun Don’t Shine in 2006, Both actively perform, mainly in musicals.

They are consummating another part of their dream by co-directing Durang’s play at the Masquers Playhouse. 

Durang’s autobiographical marriage of satire and tragedy is about the complex, confused and comic lives of two families plagued by death, alcoholism, and Catholicism. 

The cast includes Ellen Brooks, Peter Budinger, Anne Collins, Craig Eychner, Robert Love, Michelle Pond, Nancy Sale, Jerry Telfer, David Weiner and Vicki Zabarte. 

At Masquers Playhouse in Point Richmond through April 30. 

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm with Sunday Matinees at 2:00 pm on April 3 and 10. 

Tickets can be purchased on line at 

or by calling (510) 232-4031. 

The playhouse is located off of Highway 580 (Richmond Parkway exit) at 105 Park Place, Point Richmond across from the Hotel Mac. 

A dinner benefit performance will be held on Sunday April 17. Dinner is at the Hotel Mac and tickets for this performance are $45.