Friday, January 18, 7pm
Saturday, January 19, 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, January 20, 2pm
Tickets on sale now at BrownPaperTickets.com or in the school offices. Bring in a non-perishable donation for the San Francisco and Marin Food Bank and get a $1 discount! Additional food and financial donations for the Food Bank will be collected at all performances.*
San Francisco Waldorf High School's production of the musical theater classic "Oliver!" is not what you might expect if you've seen the well-known show and are familiar with the ill-fitting top hats, grubby velvet breeches and standard Victorian garb. This production is set in modern times and while "London" is definitely suggested, it's specific time and place have been left deliberately ambiguous. While "Oliver!" definitely has its comedic moments and characters, the issues of child trafficking, violence, spousal abuse and hunger are still a part of our world, in fact, part of our city. By taking the play out of its original context, the hope is to draw attention to one of issues we can do something about, immediately: hunger.
*The cast and crew of "Oliver!" is partnering with the San Francisco Food Bank to help raise money, food and above all, awareness about the hungry in our own city. Come see this timeless classic and participate in supporting our students, the theater program and our goal of raising at least $500 and 250lbs of non-perishable food.
About the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks
Hunger is a serious problem in our community – with one in four children and adults at risk of hunger in San Francisco and Marin. Every day, the Food Bank sources, collects, sorts, inspects and repackages thousands of pounds of food, then distributes it to soup kitchens, neighborhood pantries, school programs and seniors in need.
The Food Bank serves more than 225,000 people each year throughout San Francisco and Marin counties, and will distribute more than 45 million pounds of food to the community this year alone – enough for more than 100,000 meals every day. Nearly 60 percent of what is distributed is fresh fruits and vegetables.