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Garden District: An evening of Grand Gugnol from the San Francisco Poets Theater

Kevin Killian



Thursday, July 19, 2018



The 500 Capp Street Foundation is proud to present two plays, The Pre Poetic and The Lenticular, by San Francisco poet and playwright, Kevin Killian.

In The Pre-Poetic, set in Berkeley, a young artist undergoes a séance with his psychic sister in order to approach the layer of consciousness that precedes the poetic.  In The Lenticular, a pair of Toronto sisters open up their fabled apartment to show a new room completely made of lenticulars to dazzle their friends.

Each play ends in a scream.


The Pre Poetic: with Lindsey White, Laurie Reid, Craig Goodman, Randall Mann, and Tanya Hollis.

The Lenticular: Lisa Wenzel, Will Nichols, Cliff Hengst, May Wilson, Jocelyn Saidenberg, Margaret Tedesco, and Scott Hewicker.


Kevin Killian is a San Francisco-based poet, novelist, art writer and playwright, whose recent books include Tony Greene Era (poems, from Wonder Books) and Les éléments (poems in French and English, from La Joca Seria). Forthcoming in November: Fascination: Memoirs (Semiotexte), Stage Fright: Plays from the San Francisco Poets Theater (ten plays, from Kenning Editions), and a show of Killian’s photos and drawings, organized by John Neff, at Chicago’s Iceberg Projects.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_column_text]