Sat. Dec. 7 Season Announcement & Fundraising Event

Theatre, Performance Art & Comedy

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Artists are listed in REVERSE alphabetical order


Spitfire Company

Czech Republic - Antiwords (2013, West Coast Premiere)

Date and Time: Thursday May 30, 8:30pm; Saturday June 1, 7:30pm; Sunday June 2, 7:00pm
Duration: 55 minutes, no intermission
Location: Southside Theater
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
At the door: $28

Internationally acclaimed performance influenced by the works of Václav Havel, especially his play Audience and its legendary film adaptation. What happens when a brewer and a persecuted politician, alter ego of Václav Havel himself, meet on stage? Two actresses, a crate of genuine Czech beer, huge original masks and absurd humour. A hit in Berlin, Prague, Milan, Florence, Krakow, Washington, New York, London, Beijing, Oslo, Seoul, Edinburgh…

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Magic Theatre

USA - Oedipus El Rey

Date and Time: Wednesday-Saturday May 29 - June 1, 8:00pm. Sunday June 2 2:30pm
Duration: 90 minutes, no intermission
Location: Sam Shephard Theatre
Ticket Information:
General Admission: -
Reserved Table Seating: $50

Oedipus el Rey is a gritty and electrifying take on the Greek tragedy, written by the acclaimed Magic playwright Luis Alfaro. Oedipus is re-imagined as a young man whose dreams of controlling his own destiny soar beyond the prison walls where he’s spent his life. In a place where everyone is trapped by desperation, violence, and history, can one man transcend his own story?

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Ledoh

USA & Burma - POOLREADY! (World Premiere)

Date and Time: Tuesday May 28, 8:00pm; Wednesday May 29, 8:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
Location: Gallery 308
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
At the door: $28

POOLREADY!, choreographed by Salt Farm's founding artistic director Ledoh, explores the complexities of climate change, and the irony in the futility of individuals being able to act collectively in their self-interest and for the good of humanity. Ledoh's character is prepared for the next Noachian flood-at the ready, with floaties, snorkel and fins.

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Jessica Fertonani Cooke

USA - Spectacle of the Snake II

Date and Time: Friday May 31, 7:00pm
Duration: 26 minutes no intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $9
General Admission: $15
At the door: $17

Spectacle of the Snake II performance alludes to the nature of ‘spectacle‘; the pop showcase in the art world in juxtaposition to issues of urgency. The utilization of the SNAKE is a reference to shamanic healing where the ambiguity of the snake is in its venom that kills as heals.

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Jeremy Talamantes and Jordan Cerminara

USA - The Art Critique Comedy Show

Date and Time: Saturday June 1, 9:00pm
Duration: 90 minutes, no intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $9
General Admission: $15
At the door: $17

{comedians roasting thrift store art} puts the best stand-up comics in front of the most ridiculous second-hand disasterpieces we can find. You'll love this treasure trash so much, you'll wanna bid on it for the chance to take it home in the post show auction!

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Felicity Hesed

USA - Cara Vita: A Clown Concerto (World Premiere)

Date and Time: Thursday May 30, 8:30pm; Friday May 31, 7:00pm; Saturday June 1, 2:00pm
Duration: 25 minutes, no intermission, Shared Program with Tara Brandel
Location: Firehouse
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
At the door: $28

A solo clown piece which explores the joys, sorrows, and hilarity of romance, relationships, and child-rearing through music, acrobatics, and magic.

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Chris Carlsson

USA - The Hidden Histories of Fort Mason, Black Point, the North Shore

Date and Time: Saturday June 1, 12:00pm
Duration: 90 minutes, no intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $15
General Admission: $25
At the door: $28

We begin in the shadow of the Fontana Towers at Van Ness and Bay and conclude at the Fort Mason gates. During our excursion we’ll traverse the grounds of the old military base and discover nearby histories of farms, soldiers, lost lagoons and water flumes, and an epic World’s Fair.

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Abdul Kenyatta

USA - The Speakeasy Storyteller Series

Date and Time: Friday May 31, 9:00pm
Duration: 120 minutes with intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Information:
Early Bird: $10
General Admission: $17
At the door: $20

The Speakeasy Storyteller Series is a new program founded by poet and storyteller Abdul Kenyatta as a forum for storytellers celebrating the art and craft of story-making. The Series promotes and encourages participation in storytelling and storytellers in the Bay Area- in a supportive atmosphere. The performance at the Festival on Friday May 31 will mark the Series inaugural San Francisco event.

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San Francisco International Arts Festival
Phone Number: 415-399-9554 | Email: info@sfiaf.org
870 Market Street, Suite 1258, San Francisco, CA 94102