Created by Bay Area natives and The 7 Fingers co-founders Shana Carroll and Gypsy Snider, Dear San Francisco pays homage to the stunning beauty, storied characters, and astounding resilience of the City by the Bay. The production earned the highest rating from the San Francisco Chronicle and has been hailed as a “living, breathing love letter” (TheaterDogs), “breathtaking'' (San Francisco Examiner), and “a stunner” (Hoodline). The San Francisco Chronicle recently included Dear San Francisco on its list of the “22 San Francisco Things Everyone Should Do In 2022,” and the Los Angeles Times featured Dear San Francisco on their “10 tips to know before you go” list for the San Francisco Bay Area.
Powered by exhilarating acrobatics, choreography, spoken word, video projections, shadow play, and original music, Dear San Francisco invites locals and visitors alike on a heart-stopping romp through both the essence and the myth that has San Francisco indelibly etched on our collective imagination. From the 1906 earthquake and Summer of Love to beat poetry and the mysterious fog, San Francisco comes vividly to life through a series of tableaus (acts), including hoop diving, Chinese pole, Korean plank, juggling, and “hand-to-trap” (a form first created by Shana Carroll), performed by an international cast of world-class acrobats.