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Hallowen “Shelter” Live Radio Performance (Bayview Opera House)

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Monday, October 31, 2022 - 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Bayview Opera House | 4705 3rd St., San Francisco, CA

Event Details

COVID-19, La Croix and one woman’s journey navigating isolation. A Live Radio Performance.

Developed with Campo Santo’s Familia of artists, SHELTER originated from within the first few months of the shelter-in-place orders at the very start of the pandemic, when all the elements of a classic paranoid thriller were a part of daily life: eerie silences, the threat of the presence of strangers and the volatility of trust when the world shrinks itself down to the walls we live within.

Fleeing the pandemic and attempting to revive their troubled relationship, a young Bay Area couple retreat to the Sierra Mountains. When a stranger arrives at their door seeking help after an accident, they are forced to weigh their personal safety against the desire to assist someone in crisis.

Through the use of a meticulously crafted soundscape and a theater lit exclusively by candlelight, the Magic Theatre’s space will be transformed into an intimate, visceral atmosphere designed to concentrate and heighten the senses of the gathered audience. From there it’s a game of the imagination: Where your eyes go and what sounds you select to hear. The story may be told through sound, but the event is gathering and listening: to the play and the audience all around you.

From Playwright Bennett Fisher:

I started writing Shelter in May of 2020, just a few months into the pandemic. I wanted to capture something about the feeling of the moment, this sense that we were all profoundly unsafe in places that felt totally secure just a short time ago. And it wasn’t so much that that lack of safety was something new, but rather that the illusion of safety was falling away. Shelter is about reckoning with the horror of uncertainty.

The cast of Shelter features Campo Santo Familia and All Stars: Juan Amador, Catherine Castellanos, Brian M. Rivera, and Lauren Spencer.

In addition to director Omar Metwally and playwright Bennett Fisher, the Creative Team includes: sound design by Christopher Sauceda, and an original score by Saucy, sound engineering by Thayer Walker and lowdown haus, producing director Joan Osato, line producer Daniel Duquue-Estrada, project director Ashley Smiley, production manager Brittany White.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Halloween, In Person, Theater & Performance
Address: 4705 3rd St., San Francisco, CA