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Bucko: Whaleman!


  • San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park Hyde Street Pier San Francisco, CA, 94109 United States (map)

Antic in a Drain Presents the World Premiere production of Bucko: Whaleman!
Directed by Stephen Buescher
Starring Ross Travis and Amelia Van Brunt

June 10 - 23, 2017
Nine performances: June 10 - 11, 14 - 18, 22 - 23 at 7-8:30PM (90 minutes)
Doors open 30 minutes before the show

PRESALE TICKETS ONLY! Tickets will NOT be sold at the door for this production as tickets cannot be sold on park property.
TICKETS: $20 - $35 http://buckowhaleman.bpt.me/

Bucko: Whaleman! Meet John Bucko, a monomaniacal and scurvy spirit from the sea with a penchant for skylarking on political scuttlebutt, singing tawdry chanteys and killing whales. Live on the salt edge of adventure! Come join the slaughter! Set in the heart of San Francisco's historic maritime center, this site-specific original production uses the provocative humor of bouffon* to investigate religion, natural resource consumption, racism and privilege in maritime history and juxtapose these subjects with our modern times.
*A form of grotesque satirical physical theatre in which characters on the outskirts of society use subversive humor and ecstatic play to highlight ignored or marginalized issues.

Antic in a Drain combines circus, clown, bouffon and improvisational audience interaction, developing extreme characters and telling stories from the fringes, igniting dialogue and change within communities around ignored or taboo social issues.

Recommended for audiences age 14+ for violence, explicit language, and sexual content.

Hyde Street Pier is located in San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park at 2905
Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA (At the intersection of Hyde and Jefferson Streets.) This show is site-specific on a concrete pier and there is no traditional seating. Please bring blankets, collapsable chairs or cushions for sitting as well as warm layers for there's no telling what weather may come on this voyage.

Bucko: Whaleman! is Antic in a Drain's most ambitious project to date. It is generously funded in part through an Individual Artist Grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission and a Zellerbach Family Foundation Grant.

Earlier Event: June 9
Soiled Dove
Later Event: June 18
Flynn Creek Circus