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What Had Happened Was...

Date(s) & Time(s): Fri, Jun 16, 8:00 PM and Sat, Jun 17, 5:30 PM and Sun, Jun 18, 2:30 PM
Duration: 60 mins w/out intermission
Location: 2840 Mariposa St, SF, CA, 94110
Venue: Theatre of Yugen

Ticket Information

Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28

For the best deals, see multiple shows with a discount Festival Pass.

Health Policy
Audience members and participants are encouraged to wear a mask to protect against COVID-19. We ask people who have a temperature or feel unwell to not attend.

If you cannot attend, but would like to support the artist, thank you for making a donation.

Engagement funded in part by:

California Non-Profit Performing Arts Grant, CSU East Bay. Us in the US is fiscally sponsored by SFIAF

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What Had Happened Was...

Follow a young, orphaned African American woman as she wades through emptiness, disrespect, and anxiety toward a joyous future. Will she ever get there, and how the heck is she going to do it? This supremacy parasite latches on and feeds on us. That’s why this country is so anxious and depressed. But do you know what this parasite’s weakness is? Your Joy! Join US in the U.S. this Juneteenth as we shed Black power, Black strength and oppression and instead trade it in for Joy! Featuring an original script, music, and choreography, come see “What Had Happened Was…” this summer. Join the joyous rebellion!

There will be an onstage conversation with the artists following the performance on Friday June 16.

San Francisco International Arts Festival
Phone Number: 415-399-9554 | Email: [email protected]
1222 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109



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