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Fall Arts Come to Campus


USF's fall arts include a dozen performances by the Performing Arts and Social Justice Department beginning Sept. 29. (File photo)

As San Francisco celebrates the arrival of the fall arts season, the University of San Francisco is kicking off its own series of fall dance, musical, and theatrical performances beginning Sept. 29 and running through December. 

USF’s Performing Arts and Social Justice Department (PASJ)—with involvement from Bay Area artists and community members—will put on 12 events, ranging from a film and lecture on the history of San Francisco theater, to student dance works, and solo and group musical performances.

One of several highlights this season will be the production of “Heroes and Saints,” written by Chicana activist and award-winning playwright, poet, and essayist Cherrîe Moraga. The play focuses on immigrant families affected by the rampant use of pesticides in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

Directed by Roberto Guiterrez Varea, USF associate professor of theater, the play runs from Oct. 25-29. View a complete schedule and purchase tickets.

Written by Kathleen de Lara »email usfnews@usfca.edu | Twitter @usfcanews