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Bucko: Whaleman!
Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park
San Francisco, CA
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Bucko: Whaleman!
Meet Captain Bucko and his scurvy crew, on the crest of the most bountiful whale hunt of their careers. But where does mans ambition end? How do you lay down your harpoon and bring home the haul when the thrill of the hunt consumes you? Come join the slaughter ye salty dogs!

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.

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

Tickets will NOT be sold at the door for this production as tickets cannot be sold on park property. PRE-SALE TICKETS ONLY. Tiered Pricing Options Now Available. We ask our guests to pay at the rate they can afford.

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.


Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park (View)
2905 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States


Arts > Circus
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Comedy > Improv
Other > Political

Minimum Age: 14
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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