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Crowded Fire Commission and World Premiere

A Tale of Autumn

By Christopher Chen
Directed by Mina Morita
Sep 14–Oct 7 · At the Potrero Stage · Directions

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Christopher Chen

Set in a parallel world, A TALE OF AUTUMN is a psychological rise-to-power fable. When the popular founder of the benevolent but formidable Farm Company dies, the struggle to find her successor unfolds in an absurd and eerily familiar landscape. With each twist and turn, Christopher Chen creates a perilous ‘House of Mirrors,’ in which intentions are blurred and convictions are shattered.


Sustenance. Synergy. Citizenship.

Founded with the rebellious notion of ‘Ambitious Citizenship,’ Farm Company operates with an aggressive altruism in pursuit of the common good. We are united in a combined passion and purpose: all citizens will have access to food and water under our watch.
— Liv, Founder and former CEO of Farm Company

Featuring Ed Berkeley, Maria Candelaria, Skyler Cooper, Nora el Samahy◼, Sarah Nina Hayon◼, Michele Apriña Leavy★◼, Lawrence Radecker★, and Christopher W. White.

Assistant Director: May Liang★
Development Dramaturg: Laura Brueckner★
Production Dramaturg: Sarah Rose Leonard
Scenic Design: Adeline Smith★
Lighting Design: Ray Oppenheimer
Costume Design: Miriam R. Lewis
Sound/Video Design: Theodore J.H. Hulsker
Props Design: Devon LaBelle★
Fight Director: Carla Pantoja
Stage Manager: M. Sohaa Smith★
Assistant Stage Manager: Benjamin Shiu

★ Crowded Fire Resident Artist
◼ Member of Actors’ Equity Association


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Ed Berkeley

Maria Candelaria

Skyler Cooper

Nora el Samahy

Sarah Nina Hayon

Michele Apriña Leavy

Lawrence Radecker

Christopher W. White


Production Sponsors:
Luis Tamayo & David Thompson
Susan, Tom, & Chelsea Looy

Production Support:
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation “NEW Program”
The National Endowment for the Arts (ArtsWorks)
The San Francisco Arts Commission (OPG)
The Tournesol Foundation
The Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation

2017 Season Sponsor:
Dugan Moore
Karena Fiorenza Ingersoll & Emerys Ingersoll
G Tiphane

2017 General Operating Support:
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Grants for the Arts