Program Details

Song of the Magpie

September 22 / 2:30 PM - September 22 / 4:30 PM

Martha Boesing's new, deeply moving play, SONG OF THE MAGPIE is about a 69-year-old woman who goes out to experience the world as a homeless person. Growing out the work of the Faithful Fools, a San Francisco-based organization that enables non-homeless people to go out into the streets of the Tenderloin and live there for a day, or in this case a week, the play portrays the dangers, hardships and unexpected humanity that is found there.

"SONG OF THE MAGPIE is a masterpiece of homeless drama. It conveys both the individual's harsh experiences on the streets, along with the political injustices perpetuating homelessness. Most importantly, Boesing somehow reveals the inward fears and joys and the hidden, deep emotions that very few artists could render so well on stage" -Street Spirit

Martha Boesing was the founder and Artistic Director of At the Foot of the Mountain theater in Minneapolis and has written and produced over 40 plays, which have been produced nation wide, in her 60 year long theater career. She is the writer/director of THE WITNESS, a one-woman play about the street retreats of the Faithful Fools.

Suggested donation  $10    All are welcome regardless of funds

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