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CASA’s “This American Hive” and Ira Glass @ Lowell High School (TODAY & TOMORROW) 5/14 & 5/15

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The Children’s After School Arts program at Rooftop Elementary has long been a jewel famous amongst San Franciscans, but when their annual production caught the attention of NPR’s Ira Glass last year, their challenging and radical productions depicting socio-economic challenges facing kids today started conversations in households across the nation.

Glass returns to Rooftop in a small cameo as the kids and teachers of CASA put up this year’s production entitled, but of course, This American Hive. The premise this time around is that a group of students, entered at the annual White House Science Fair, get to embark on an incredible journey of their own, when they get transformed to the size of bugs and encounter a struggling community of honeybees imperiled by our society’s wanton disregard for our planet. If anything, CASA proves, once gain, an uncanny ability to deftly handle complex material in a simple, straightforward way. After all, whom else would the universe pick to understand the seeming doom of one nature’s most fragile, yet integral creatures than the most fragile, yet integral groups within the human race? Will our liaisons and, arguably, smartest members of our society be able to convey the plight of their insect friends before it’s too late? That, you’ll have to see for yourself!

This American Hive runs for TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY at Lowell High School this weekend, one today at 6:00 p.m. and the other tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. Don’t miss what is going to be another phenomenal production and the opportunity to help sustain our own buzz worthy little friends living in an environment on the brink.

 

CASA presents This American Hive

Saturday, May 14, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 15, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

Lowell High School
1101 Eucalyptus Drive (@ Lake Merced Boulevard)
[Merced Manor]
SF

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Stephen's early years were spent in a boxcar overlooking downtown Los Angeles. From there he moved around the state with his family before settling under the warm blanket of smog that covers suburban Southern California. Moving around led to his inability to stay in one place for very long, but San Francisco has been reeling him back in with its siren song since 1999.
By trade he pours booze, but likes to think he can write and does so occasionally for the SF Bay Guardian, Bold Italic and 7x7. He also likes to enjoy time spent in old eateries, bars and businesses that, by most standards, would have been condemned a long time ago.