The Lullaby Tree: All Access Pass to Play, Free Workshops, Tea With Playwright, Much More
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The last date listed for The Lullaby Tree was Saturday May 4, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Henry
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There were times in the first half hour that I wished I had a decoder ring. The language is dense, elaborate, whimsical and a bit difficult to follow. But the play builds in emotional intensity, and at times is visually quite striking. Strong performances all around and full of important subjects both personal and political.
Quotes & Highlights
- On Earth Day, April 20, 2013, the show will be donating 10% of ticket sales to The Watershed Project, a local nonprofit dedicated to preserving the San Francisco Bay.
Internationally acclaimed playwright Ian Walker “is a writer of impressive political and psychological sensibility,” declares the Examiner.com, “unafraid to tackle large themes and with the skills to do it right.” His work in the field of environmental health lends credibility and insight to the powerful voice he lends to the movement. Walker’s award-winning plays include Vigilance, A Beautiful Home for the Incurable and The Gravedigger’s Tango.
The All Access Pass includes:
-One ticket to The Lullaby Tree
-Happy Hour Every Hour: Half off all consessions
-Create your own story: An interactive workshop based on life stories and clothes (April 24, 2013 at 7:00pm and April 27, 2013 at 1:00pm). Following the smash hits Love, Loss, and What I Wore and The Vagina Monologues, this interactive workshop gives you a chance to create your own dramatic story based on the clothes and scars we wear. Every accident and surgery changes our lives -- and so many of the clothes we wear support, challenge and re-affirm who we are. This workshop, led by producer Misha Hawk Wyatt, is perfect for everyone who wants to tell a story.
-Free staged reading of a new work in progress, Dan Sullivan's Peppertree on May 1, 2013 at 7:00pm
-Join us for "Tea with the Director" on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at noon
-Free returns. You can return and see the show a second time if there is space available.
-Bring a youth between ages 12 and 16 for free. Your free youth pass is good on the night of your paid performance.
This show is recommended for children ages 11 and older.
Seating for these events and performances is limited. Reserve your seat in advance at (415) 335-6087.
About the Ticket Supplier: Second Wind ProductionsNow in its 24th year, Second Wind Productions has performed from San Francisco to Edinburgh, Scotland. Its production of The Gravedigger's Tango was called "fascinating, classy, invigorating, and smart," by The San Francisco Examiner. "Effortlessly enthralls... gripping suspense deftly rendered," writes the SF Bay Times of Second Wind's production of The Woman in Black. And the Marin Independent writes, "Second Wind has a goal that is rare in today's bottom-line theatre world: to use the stage to explore social and political issues that impact ordinary American lives."
Second Wind is dedicated to theatre that approaches social and political issues from the human perspective. They embrace the tradition of theater as an instrument of both education and catharsis.