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Staff PickCinderella (Dec 20-22)

December 20, 2019 - December 22, 2019

| $-40

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This beloved annual holiday treat—which has sold out each of the past 4 years—is a timeless tale, brought to whimsical, magical life in an uplifting re-telling of the classic fairytale, featuring all of the pageantry, hilarity, and charm of the original, but with a decidedly soulful twist.

About the African-American Shakespeare Company (AASC):
The award-winning African-American Shakespeare Company (AASC) was established in 1994 by professional theater artists from the American Conservatory Theatre as an alternative answer to the “Color Blind Casting” initiative that began in the early 90s. While this initiative temporarily changed the diversity on stage, African-American Shakespeare Company noticed color blind casting discounted these artists’ rich cultural heritage, and not making the most of the dynamic cultural vibrancy that actors of color could bring to classical works—a vibrancy that African-American Shakespeare Company aspired to highlight. Moreover, “traditional” classical theaters seem to lack the ability to truly attract diverse audiences. African-American Shakespeare Company’s work has received honorary acknowledgement from San Francisco City and County’s former Mayor Gavin Newsom; was awarded The Paine Knickerbocker Award in 2014 for Outstanding Achievement for a Theater Company by the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle; a Community Partner Award from University of San Francisco’s Leo T. McCarthy Center for outstanding collaboration in providing quality Service-Learning program; Winner of 6 Broadway World Regional Awards in 2019; and winner of The Best Live Theatre in 2018 by San Francisco Magazine The African-American Shakespeare Company is funded in part by the Hitz Foundation, Wattis Foundation, Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest, San Francisco Arts Commission, Grants for the Arts, California Arts Council, Theater Communications Group, Black Arts Future Fund, and Zellerbach Family Foundation.



December 20, 2019
December 22, 2019
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Herbst Theatre
(415) 392-4400
401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102 United States


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4 shows