An independent show guide not a venue or show. All tickets 100% guaranteed, some are resale, prices may be above face value. We're an independent show guide not a venue or show. We sell primary, discount and resale tickets, all 100% guaranteed prices may be above face value. We are an independent show guide not a venue or show. We sell primary, discount and resale tickets, all 100% guaranteed and they may be priced above or below face value.


445 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Soft Power Poster

Soft Power

4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating
Buy Ticketsbuy tickets

Prices from: $20

Until July 8, 2018

Smart, splashy and wonderfully funny. There's never a dull moment onstage. A meeting of dauntingly innovative theatrical minds. You've never seen a musical like 'Soft Power'

Los Angeles Times

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


Opening night: 20 June 2018

Next available performances

Thu, Jun 21



Fri, Jun 22



Sat, Jun 23


Sun, Jun 24


Mon, Jun 25



Tue, Jun 26



Wed, Jun 27


View all times and dates

What you thought

Seen Soft Power? Loved it? Hated it?

Help your fellow San Francisco Theater visitors by leaving the first review!

Write a review now


Venue home

Venue home







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.

You might also like

Until Jun 23, 2018

An Entomologist's Love Story

Every line of dialogue counts here. Ross's observations about life and happiness strike more than a few chords.

Until Jul 1, 2018

San Francisco Opera - Gotterdammerung

A crashing, dashing finale to the epic Ring Cycle

Until Jul 7, 2018

In Branau

Guha's writing sparkles with quirky humor, as the play's offbeat premise translates into an unconventional but utterly charming, funny tone

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.