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445 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Soft Power

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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.

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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.



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Opening night: 20 June 2018

COVID 19 SECURE

You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

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2 reviews, average rating: (3.0 Stars)

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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

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