Playwright Sean San Jose’s Superheroes tells the story of a journalist working to separate fact from fiction as she investigates the sordid history of the crack-cocaine epidemic. Partially inspired by Gary Webb’s groundbreaking investigative journalism into the relationship between the CIA and Nicaraguan drug traffickers, this world premiere–developed in collaboration with The Cutting Ball Theater–“traces a lyrical labyrinth through churches, courthouses, and street corners in pursuit of a shocking truth.” Previews begin on November 21. Performances runs through December 21, with a press opening on December 2 and gala opening on December 5. Tickets are available.
Through extensive interviews and exchanges with undocumented youth and collaboration with the creative team at Marsh Youth Theater, poet Gary Soto developed In and Out of Shadows, a musical play. Marsh Youth Theater presented the play last year–drawing considerable acclaim and press coverage. In and Out of Shadows now has been further honed and developed and now returns–directed by Cliff Mayotte–for performances by San Francisco Youth Theater at Brava Theater in San Francisco on November 23 and Fresno City College Theater, December 6-7. Tickets are available.