Presented in Partnership with KQED
November 5, 2014; San Francisco, Calif. – NPR and KQED are proud to announce NPR Presents Water +/- in San Francisco on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8PM ET. The performance combines national and local news coverage, music, poetry, storytelling and visual projections to explore how too much or too little water is shaping lives and affecting communities around the country and the world. Tickets for the event at The Regency Ballroom are $25 and available for purchase now, here.
In San Francisco, the production will be co-hosted by NPR’s Michele Norris and KQED Science Editor Craig Miller. Featured actors include Tony Award-nominee, Jason Dirden (Tony Award-winning Production, A Raisin in the Sun); Michele Shay (August Wilson's Seven Guitars); Lucas Caleb Rooney (Boardwalk Empire); and Tamela Aldridge (One Life to Live).
"NPR Presents Water +/- brings together journalistic rigor with the artistic and poetic nature of theatrical storytelling, amplifying local and national stories about water issues that are significant to each region and have a global resonance," said Indira Etwaroo, executive producer and director of NPR Presents.
“As we are now in one of the worst droughts in California history, the issue of water is pertinent to the Bay Area and California as a whole,” said Jo Anne Wallace, KQED vice president and general manager for radio. “KQED has been at the forefront of covering climate change and water issues for years, and we’re looking forward to the dialogue that NPR Presents Water +/- will create around the topic. It’s an exciting new way to bring life to this issue.”