Campo Maldito: Darkly Comic Play About Gentrification | Tenderloin
Angry ghosts are disrupting business at a tech startup in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. When the young CEO hires a Santeria priest to purify the office, he gets more than he bargained for.
A darkly comic fable about the cost of gentrification and the price you pay when you piss off the dead.
For the opening weekend, they are offering 10 free tickets at every performance. Tickets can be claimed at the box office prior to curtain, first come, first served.
Pre-show Activity: Free walking tours of the Tenderloin before every performance the first weekend. Meet at the Exit Theater at 6 pm.
“It’s hard to weave contemporary social issues into truly theatrical storytelling, but a company of graduate students from the University of California, San Diego, has done that beautifully with “Campo Maldito,” a comic ghost story with a conscience. Written by Bennett Fisher and directed by Jesca Prudencio, it’s set in the gentrifying Tenderloin district of San Francisco, where a young white tech entrepreneur (Walker Hare, excellent) calls on a Latino Santeria priest (Luis Vega, ditto) to rid his office of a spirit. The play runs through Saturday on the Lower East Side, where the resonances are unignorable.” – New York Times