The Wind Cries Mary: Drama by Philip Kan Gotanda
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Widely considered to be one of Shakespeare's greatest works, The Tempest is a lyrical play that tells the story of Prospero, an exiled duke who lives as the master of an enchanted isle where fantastical creatures, mystery, music and romance abound. A shipwreck delivers Prospero's enemies to the island, and the plot thickens when his beloved daughter falls for the enemy's son. It's a magical tale about the transformative power of forgiveness and the bond between parent and child. The Tempest, believed to be the last play Shakespeare wrote alone, opens City Lit Theater's 34th season. Learn More
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Ample street parking even on a Friday night.Location of theatre in venue is slightly confusing (second floor). I really enjoyed the play itself and all of the actors. A little slow here and there, but overall a great time. Get there early enough to score a seat in front of the wall unit air conditioner otherwise it's pretty hot in there.
Loosely adapted from Hedda Gabler, The Wind Cries Mary explores Ibsen's timeless themes of power and gender politics during the high point of the civil rights movement and '60s rock 'n' roll. Philip Kan Gotanda transforms Hedda Gabler into Eiko Hanabi, a Japanese American woman whose strength and intelligence is handcuffed by the burdens of gender and tradition. However, the political and racial climate of 1968 San Francisco could bring about a new model of freedom and choice for minorities and women.