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May 12, 2011 - 8:00 PM

Swedish American Hall
2174 Market Street

$15 in advance; $18 at the door
Advance tickets at Brown Paper Tickets

“You don’t have to keep up, dear. You just have to keep open.”
— Anna Madrigal (from Michael Tolliver Lives)

Litquake joins forces with American Conservatory Theater and BARtab to co-present Thoroughly Modern Maupin: The Legacy of Armistead, an evening of readings and music. The event comes as the City ramps up for the world premiere of A.C.T.’s much-anticipated “Tales of the City” musical later this spring! Featuring the next generation of writers who continue to further ideals Armistead helped pioneer and champion in his work.

Proceeds to benefit Litquake 2011, October 7-15.

With appearances/performances by:

  • Michelle Tea, Sister Spit and RADAR organizer, author of several books including Rose of No Manâs Land
  • K.M. Soehnlein, author of the award-winning The World of Normal Boys and its sequel Robin and Ruby, just released in paperback
  • Kemble Scott, New York Times journalist and author of SoMa and The Sower
  • Kevin Simmonds, filmmaker, composer, performer, and author of upcoming poetry collection Mad for Meat
  • Drag superstar Precious Moments
  • Plus special guests!

Beer, wine, and cocktails from

About Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City

Andrew Dugas The already-extended world premiere production of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City has been extended an additional week through July 10. Based on Armistead Maupin’s popular series of newspaper columns and novels, Tales of the City was adapted into an award-winning television production on PBS, but this will be the first time it has been put onstage. The all-star creative team includes Tony Award–winning writer Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), who is writing the book; Jake Shears and John Garden of the glam-rock band Scissor Sisters, who are writing the music and lyrics; choreographer Larry Keigwin; and Tony Award–nominated director Jason Moore (Avenue Q and Shrek: The Musical). Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City plays May 18–July 10, 2011, at the American Conservatory Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). For exclusive first looks, ticket info, and special offers,visit

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