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Gary Soto's "In and Out of Shadows" (Undocumented Musical)

San Francisco Youth Theatre proudly presents.

Gary Soto's "In and Out of Shadows.

In San Francisco: Brava Theater; November 23rd at 2 & 7 pm

In Fresno: Fresno City College: December 6 at 2 & 7 pm; December 7 at 2 pm.


IN AND OUT OF SHADOWS, a musical by famed Chicano writer Gary Soto, is about the lives and experiences of undocumented teenagers.

Soto based his play on interviews with Bay Area DREAMers, mixing humor and pathos in the voices of teens who dream and despair as they navigate the shadows of undocumentation. The talented actors of San Francisco Youth Theatre's DREAM Ensemble bring their personal experience to the stage and mix English, Spanish, Tagalog, Spanglish and other languages as they unfold the complicated human effects of this charged political issue. Directed by Voice of Witness Education Director Cliff Mayotte, with music by SFYT Director Emily Klion and Bay Area luminary George Brooks, In and Out of Shadows is performed with a live band.

The show opens at Brava Theater in San Francisco on November 23rd before it moves to Soto’s hometown at Fresno City College on December 6-7.