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Soul of the City

Representation of the performance Soul of the City showcasing Brenda Wong Aoki

Soul of the City

Saturday, June 1, 2024 7:00 PM - Sunday, June 2, 2024 4:00 PM (PDT)


Soul of the City is a captivating live-filmed performance celebrating San Francisco's Asian American roots. Master Storyteller Brenda Wong Aoki takes us on a magical journey to find the Soul of San Francisco. Four precious talismans - a jade bracelet, a fan, a necklace, and a music box - the touchstones of her life, guide her. Based on autobiographical stories of her mixed ethnic family tree, the objects, like time capsules, reveal her rich family history and weave it into the tapestry of the soul of San Francisco. Each of us has a story. Our stories connect with one another and over time, these stories become one big story. This story lives on, long after its storytellers are gone and becomes the Soul of the City. This multimedia drama is rooted in traditional Japanese theater, spoken word, poetry, dance, multimedia imagery, video, and an eclectic fusion of musical origins such as jazz, taiko, koto, and African percussion. Join us at the Presidio Theatre on this journey to find the Soul of the City.

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This production has achieved a TBA Highlight! 


The Homegrown Achievement. This production is creating jobs and creative opportunities right here in the Bay Area.

What are TBA Highlights? We're honoring incredible productions across the Bay that are driving the future of theatre forward. The Highlights program uplifts specific shows that have met the important benchmarks required to earn one (or more) of our four achievements: Homegrown Achievement, Going Green Achievement, Reflection Achievement, and Open Doors Achievement. When you see one of these badges you can expect to see theatre produced, rehearsed, and performed according to these values.



Presidio Theatre
99 Moraga Ave
San Francisco, California 94129 United States
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Saturday, June 1, 2024 7:00 PM - Sunday, June 2, 2024 4:00 PM (PDT)

Saturday, June 1st at 7PM and Sunday, June 2nd at 4PM

San Francisco
TBA Highlight: Homegrown
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