TOKE, a play by Deedee Kirkwood, was put up in the summer of 2011 at the Ashby Stage in Berkeley, California with a great run of 4 weeks. People enjoyed the show so much, we will be toking it up once again, but this time in Sacramento, California at the Ooley Theatre.
Based on a true 'coming out green' story, TOKE is a socially conscious comedy-drama about Weedee, a big hearted Betty Crocker, soccer mom, who crashes through the suburbian tupperware wall with the courage to admit she inhales. TOKE follows her adventures as a young woman of the '60s in what appears to be lighthearted fun, but as usual, there is something more looming behind her wild journey. Armed with the Pot Fairy as her chronic side-kick, Weedee takes her life into her own hands one toke at a time.
“An adult-rated psychedelic Alice-in-Wonderland trip down the rabbit hole into a world seen as it should be whether it is or not.” - Backstage
“The perfect upbeat antidote to Reefer Madness.” - High Times
“An epic celebration of all things Mary Jane.” - Stark Insider
“Thoroughly entertaining, grin-inducing and unforgettable experience.” - Stark Insider
“You don't need to be a Jack Herer historian or totally counter-culture to enjoy such a well-staged production.” - Stark Insider
Read the full review at http://www.starkinsider.com/2011/08/review-toke-lights-up-berkeley.html
“One could see TOKE performing similar feats for weed that Eat, Love, Pray enacted on Middle America's acceptance of yoga and women traveling solo.”- San Francisco Bay Guardian
“Weedee is on a mission to bring down harsh cannabis stereotypes.” - San Francisco Bay Guardian
Read the full review at http://www.sfbg.com/2011/08/23/good-girls-inhale
"Few stories of pot-smoking women have been told in any media, and Toke is an enjoyable romp through one woman's journey that's illuminating and righteous."- Cannabis CultureSupporters:
Author of prop 215, Californians for Compassionate Use, and fellow community activist, Dennis Peron, is a fan and supporter of TOKE!
Mr. Peron’s Thoughts: “TOKE challenges public policy by dispelling negative stereotypes and invites legalization conversations into the living room.” “I can relate on many levels and give my full endorsement to TOKE as a powerful tool to bridge a new audience of support for liberating medical marijuana. I have contributed $500 to help get TOKE up and running in Sacramento at the Ooely Theater, May through June, 2012. Become a TOKEr like me and support however you can.”
"Let's come together for a laughing matter. Seriously.”
Find more on toketheplay.com
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