San Francisco Youth Theatre presents
Written by CAITLIN PARRISH
Directed by CLIFF MAYOTTE
Thursday, February 8 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 9 at 8pm
Saturday, February 10 at 3pm & 8pm
San Francisco Youth Theatre is pleased to present the West Coast Premiere of Caitlin Parrish’s The Burials. Another day, another school shooting--only this time the shooter is the son of a prominent politician running for office. While daughter Sophie struggles with whether to support her father or reject his pro-gun stance, her classmates turn against her as they grieve the loss of their friends and their hope for the future. Using the ancient Greek tragedy Antigone as inspiration, The Burials takes a long, hard look at how high school youth affected by gun violence examine their place and value in the world. The play incorporates dynamic multimedia video and sound design as it examines social media’s role in the continuing debate about mass shootings. The Burials premiered at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre in 2016 to rave reviews.
San Francisco Youth Theatre creates cutting-edge theater that represents the unique sensibilities of youth. SF Youth Theatre is in residence at Brava Theater and Red Poppy Art House. SFYT’s DREAM Ensemble consists of high school and college-aged actors dedicated to creating and performing works of art that tells the compelling stories of their community. For more information visit sfyouththeatre.org.