Cornerstone Theater Company

California: The Tempest – San Francisco


California: The Tempest

San Francisco

DSCF8511Cornerstone’s work in San Francisco for California: The Tempest will be focused in the Mission District where amazing arts organizations like Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Intersection for the Arts, Z Space and Brava Theater Center serve their local community. The neighborhood was originally known as ”the Mission lands” referring to the lands belonging to the Mission San Francisco de Asís, the oldest building in the city. The microclimate of The Mission is often warmer and sunnier, insulated from fog and wind, than other parts of the city. This neighborhood is famous and influential for its restaurants, Latino art and cultural institutions.
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Lethe, 2006. Photo by Mia Osherow.

Performs June 4, 5 & 6, 2015,
at Z Space in the Mission District
450 Florida Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 (View Map)

June 4 & 5, 2015 – 8:00pm Curtain.
June 6, 2015 – 4:00pm Curtain.

Call 1-866-811-4111 to purchase tickets. Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can (Suggested donation $20).


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NOTE: NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS. Patrons will be accommodated at the door.

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Lethe, 2006.

Phyllis Wong in Lethe, 2006. Photo by Mia Osherow.

Community Partners:
Curry Senior Center
Institute on Aging
Z Space
Brava Theater Center

Joji Koyuri was in the cast of Cornerstone’s 2006 production Lethe, and is in the touring cast of California: The Tempest.

In 2006, Cornerstone Theater Company accepted the offer of friends at University of San Francisco to utilize their beautiful campus for our 3rd Institute Summer Residency. We found inspiration and support with nearby local organizations that serve seniors and their caregivers in a variety of ways. The Institute on Aging, Ruth Ann Rosenberg Adult Day Health Center, St Anne’s Home for the Elderly – Little Sisters of the Poor, Hospice by the Bay and Family Caregiver Alliance all assisted with our production of an original play called Lethe written by Octavio Solis with original music by Beth Custer. Lethe was a story of new love between older people and also included complex stories loss, learning and aging. Juliette Carrillo directed the cast of 45, 31 of whom were local seniors and/or caregivers. Performed for audiences totaling about 785 people at the lovely Presentation Theater on Turk Blvd.


Cast of Lethe, 2006. Photo by Mia Osherow.


Illustration by Nephelie Andonyadis / Design by Ray Tejada,

Illustration by Nephelie Andonyadis / Design by Ray Tejada,


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