On Saturday, December 13, at 1pm, Marin Theatre Company presents a staged reading of The Emperor of America, a funny and poignant new work by Arvind Ethan David.
The Emperor of America tells the (mostly) true story of one of San Francisco's most notorious and beloved figures: Joshua Norton. After failing in business, Norton declared himself Emperor of America in the 1850s - making proclamations, printing his own currency, and even corresponding with Presidents and Queens. His legacy also includes outlawing the term "Frisco."
The cast includes Rosie Hallett, Brian Herndon, Adam Magill, Robert Parsons, Max Rosenak, Robert Sicular, Liz Sklar, and Jomar Tagatac. Jasson Minadakis directs, Margot Melcon provides dramaturgy, and Gabriela Schneider serves as dramaturgy intern.
This event is free of charge and open to the public. We recommend reserving your seats in advance. Call 415-388-5208, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or reserve online here.