Here’s a new performance coming up this weekend.  It sounds really, really interesting:

LIVING, LEAVING, WORKING, PLAYING in South of Market Inspire Four Mini-Plays

STORIES HIGH XIII:  THE SOMA EDITION at Bindlestiff Studio (185 Sixth Street, San Francisco)

August 1 to August 17

Thursdays to Saturdays

All shows, 8 p.m.

Here’s the official announcement:

Ongoing gentrification has transformed South of Market, and since opening in 1989, Bindlestiff Studio has witnessed every boom, bubble, and bust. Depending on where you stand, it can feel like SoMa is either benefitting from or being besieged by the changes.  Stories High XIII:  The SoMa edition explores life in this dynamic, ever-evolving corner of the city from four different perspectives:  1) a Filipino youth from the neighborhood caught shoplifting at Marshalls; 2) a starving artist pushed out by encroaching tech firms; 3) a non-profit organization fighting for SoMa’s cultural soul; and 4) a man’s (literally) scintillating experience at a porno-shop.

The show is a culmination of Bindlestiff’s long-running writing/directing/acting workshop series, Stories High.  Now in its 13th cycle, Stories High continues to foster new talent, expand artists’ skills, and champion fresh perspectives.

Stories High XIII:  The SoMa edition features four stand-alone theatrical pieces which were inspired by the writers’ real life experiences as residents, artists, activists, and patrons of SoMa.

  • “Gotta Love Them Immigrants!” by Dianne Aquino Chui
  • “The Last Unicorns” by Paolo Salazar
  • “Rally Fights the Man” by Cristal Fiel
  • “Last Night of the Tarantula” by Ed Mabasa


Stay tuned.

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