The life and music of rock-n-roll icon Janis Joplin explodes onto the stage in Love, Janis, a new rock musical that makes its Bay Area premiere at the Marines Memorial Theatre. Love, Janis is a hauntingly intimate portrayal of one of America's most celebrated icons that goes behind the music to offer a glimpse at the soul of a legend both through the letters she wrote home and the songs she made famous. Conceived, adapted and directed by Randal Myler (It Ain't Nothin But The Blues, Hank Williams: Lost Highway) and inspired by the best-selling book of the same name by Laura Joplin. Janis' journey is told in her own words; the entire spoken text comes directly from Janis' actual letters and her many print, radio and television interviews. There is no 3 p.m. performance on July 9 or 16.