You are viewing a past performance of Soft Power

Unfortunately, we don't have any information about upcoming performances of this show. Maybe we can interest you with something similar from the options below...

You might also like

Until Aug 25, 2018

Tomfoolery: The Wicked Words & Mischievous Music of Tom Lehrer

If, after hearing my songs, just one human being is inspired to say something nasty to a friend, or perhaps to strike a loved one, it will all have been worth the while.

Until Sep 8, 2018

Sunday in the Park with George

This is one of American musical theatre's finest literary creations

Until Sep 1, 2018

Washed Up On The Potomac

Rosen has crafted a twisty script that relishes its surprises, and clearly juggles a complex tangle of relationships, slights, intrigues, and unspoken fears without muddling the issues.

location

445 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Soft Power Poster

Soft Power

4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Closed July 8, 2018

With a tantalizing tip-of-your-tongue tang of familiarity, the songs seem as if they must have been as much of a blast to create as they are to behold.

Mercury News

Why See Soft Power?

An Exciting East-Meets-West Musical Fusion

A brand new take on the east-meets-west musical is set to premiere at San Francisco's historic and newly refurbished Curran Theatre, as part of a groundbreaking inaugural season of bold new works. Written by Tony Award-winning creative team David Henry Hwang, the playwright behind hit musical M. Butterfly, and Jeanine Tesori, the composer behind Broadway smash Fun Home, Soft Power sifts through recent political events from a stunningly original point of view.

Set against the backdrop of China's rise to ruling world power, the thought-provoking production lovingly lampoons the West's exaggerated portrayals of Asia and asian culture. Underpinning its provocative comedy is a vibrant fusion of traditional asian music and the glimmering nostalgia of the golden era of the Broadway musical.

What Is Soft Power About?

Beginning in the present day, the story gathers a fast pace, exploding 150 years into the future amidst culture clash, confusion and a thoroughly modern romance. A Chinese government executive finds himself falling for a kind-hearted US leader just as China takes the lead on the world stage. As the power dynamic begins to shift, the pair must walk a cultural tightrope as conflict and misunderstanding loom.



show content hide content

Additional Information

Dates

Opening night: 20 June 2018

What you thought

2 reviews, average rating: (3.0 Stars)

3.0 star rating

Susan Dunn: “Healing begins with SOFT POWER”

This is a tremendous show in so many ways. Being among an audience that... more

Lisakow: “How did it get produced?”

A non-sensical, mish mash of scenes, which make no sense. Singing and dancing... more

Read all reviews Write a review

Nearby

Venue home

Venue home

location

Location

restaurantsDiningRestaurants
parking

Parking

hotels

Hotels

Additional Information

seating chart
SeatingSeating map

Spread the word

Sound good to you? Share this page on social media and let your friends know about Soft Power at Curran Theatre.

Keep up to date

I want email news and updates for events in my area! Read how we protect your data.

Please note: The term Curran Theatre and/or Soft Power as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Curran Theatre and/or Soft Power and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Curran Theatre and/or Soft Power and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.