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The Compton's Cafeteria Riot

When: Fri., April 13, 7:30 p.m., Sat., April 14, 7:30 p.m., Fri., April 27, 7:30 p.m., Sat., April 28, 7:30 p.m., Fri., May 4, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., May 5, 7:30 p.m. 2018
Price: $60
An original, interactive theater piece directly inspired by the historic riots that launched transgender activism in San Francisco. The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot is an integral piece of the Tenderloin’s identity, and this play offers a singular opportunity for audiences to celebrate the individuals whose tenacious spirit spawned a movement against the long history of discrimination and violence. Attendees will convene for a late night breakfast at the New Village Cafe (a surrogate for the long-gone Compton’s on Turk and Taylor), where a 12 person cast will recreate the neighborhood's seminal act of resistance and immerse the audience in the tribulations of a marginalized community striving for survival and recognition.

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