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One City One Book 2016: The History of San Francisco Theater | SF

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

San Francisco Main Public Library | 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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One City One Book 2016: Carey Perloff’s “Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater”

One City One Book: San Francisco Reads is an annual citywide literary event encouraging everyone to read the same book at the same time and then discuss it at events throughout the City.

The 2016 book is Carey Perloff’s Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater, published locally by City Lights Foundation Books. Perloff’s personal and professional journey—her life as a woman in a male-dominated profession, as a wife and mother, a playwright, director, producer, arts advocate, and citizen in a city erupting with enormous change. She offers a behind-the-scenes perspective, including her intimate working experiences with well-known actors, directors, and writers.

Carey Perloff is a playwright and current artistic director of American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) in San Francisco. Perloff writes and lectures regularly about the American theater and about issues in culture and contemporary life that are close to her heart. She and her husband have two children: Alexandra, and Nicholas, best known as the electronic music producer Flaxo.

An experience that brings San Francisco performing arts history to your fingertips. Get a close-up show-and-tell with San Francisco history through original manuscripts, newspapers, and photographs which document the city’s performing arts.

Free, but an RSVP is required. Pre-registration is requested, with limited space for walk-ins.

A special highlight will be broadsides of Joseph Rowe’s 19th century circus, and the San Francisco Mime Troupe. The behind-the-scenes event is led by knowledgeable archivists, who will guide the tour of documents with anecdotes and San Francisco trivia while guests hold San Francisco’s treasured documents.

This exclusive program takes place within the San Francisco History Center and is limited to 30 participants. Photography is welcomed and encouraged during the program.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
Categories: Literature, San Francisco, Theater & Performance
Address: 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102