Landmark Musical Theatre's re-imagined revival of Evita remains totally faithful to the words and music of the Tony-winning Broadway musical, while giving it a fresh and unusual setting. An Argentine guerrilla theatrical group gathers in a dusty Buenos Aires tango bar, exactly 20 years after the death of their patron, Eva Duarte Peron, to celebrate her life by reenacting it for you, the invited audience. Her story unfolds, from her beginnings as a poor teenager to her success as a radio/film star to becoming the most powerful woman in Latin America as the wife of Argentine President Juan Peron, before her untimely death at the age of 33. This more intimate version of the show at The Shelton's off-Broadway-like Main Stage in San Francisco, with seating for just 72, puts you close to the action and offers you an unprecedented opportunity to connect with each character in this masterpiece of musical theater. The classic score features some of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's biggest hits, including "On This Night of A Thousand Stars," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and of course, the signature song of the show, "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," all performed, as always at Landmark, with live music.
For nearly 20 years, playwright Lauren Yee's father Larry has been a driving force in the Yee Family Association, a seemingly obsolescent Chinese American men's club formed 150 years ago in the wake of the Gold Rush. But when her father goes missing, Lauren must plunge into the rabbit hole of San Francisco Chinatown and confront a world both foreign and familiar. At once bitingly hilarious and heartbreakingly honest, King of the Yees is an epic joyride across cultural, national and familial borders that explores what it truly means to be a Yee. Don't miss the Bay Area premiere of this cultural comedy at the San Francisco Playhouse.