35 Famous Speeches in 35 Famous Places #4 - Kick-off Event and Sir Thomas More

Starts: Thursday February 16 2017, 6:00pm

Ends: Thursday February 16 2017, 7:30pm

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In 2017, SF Shakes will present a series of free, short, site-specific performances called “35 Famous Speeches in 35 Famous Places” celebrating the Festival’s 35-year history in San Francisco. From February to August 2017, culminating in the opening performances of Hamlet in San Francisco, the Festival’s professional actors and students will present free public performances of the Bard’s most famous speeches, surrounded by iconic San Francisco landmarks.

Artistic Director Rebecca J. Ennals and Resident Artists of SF Shakes will share a repeat performance of three of the speeches, the plans for the rest of the series, and a look back at 35 years of performing Shakespeare free in the parks. Audience members will be encouraged to suggest their favorite speeches and places. At the end of the evening, everyone is invited to take part in a reading of a speech from Sir Thomas More, inspired by the order for Japanese-Americans to report to the Presidio for deportation to the camps in 1942. Featuring performances by Davern Wright, Carl Holvick, and Radhika Rao.

Please register your attendance here, as space is limited.