2014

Ripple Effect

Written by Michael Gene Sullivan, Eugenie Chan, and Tanya Shaffer
Composer, Lyricist Ira Marlowe
Co-Directed by Wilma Bonet and Hugo E Carbajal
Music Direction by Michael Bello

RIPPLE EFFECT featured Velina Brown, Lisa Hori-Garcia, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro and Michael Gene Sullivan.

And band members Michael Bello, Peter Penhallow and Mick Berry

Skyrocketing rents. Loss of diversity. Certain workers welcomed like saviors, while other workers are discarded like trash. The War on the Poor. And San Francisco - the capital of the Revolution - becoming the center of corporate surveillance technology.

What is The City coming to?

Veteran of the Revolution Deborah Johnson thinks she knows. So does immigrant-turned-super patriot Sunny Nguyen. And so does Silicon Valley's newest star, small-town transplant Jeanine Adenauer. And each has reason to despise the other. So how do they end up together in a tour boat in the middle of San Francisco Bay? Each one has a story to tell; a broken dream that brought them to this moment, and a past that divides them from the others. But can the old commie, the tech newbie, and the flag-waving beautician find common ground ashore, or will they all sink under the waves?

Who - or what - is S.U.S.I.? And can anyone stop... The Octopus?

Ripple Effect

Poster by Nina Grosser

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