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Fathom This September 2012 Newsletter

September, 2012
Issue #51

Peter Kasin
Park Ranger, Interpretation Division
Editor/Writer

IN THIS ISSUE:
WE PLAYERS PRESENTS SHAKESPEARE'S TWELTH NIGHT
KEITH KENDRICK AND SYLVIA NEEDHAM SEA MUSIC CONCERT
FLOATING FILMS SERIES: MOBY DICK
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WE PLAYERS PRESENTS SHAKESPEARE'S TWELTH NIGHT
Fridays through Sundays through October 13. On Hyde Street Pier and onboard Eureka. Ticket prices: $45-$80. Information and tickets: www.weplayers.org
In an ongoing partnership with the park, the theatre group We Players presents a unique setting of Shakespeare's tale of shipwrecks, mistaken identity, and unruly love. The We Players transform Hyde Street Pier into the busy seaport of Shakespeare's Illyria, where you might encounter a shipwrecked youth, local jazz musicians riffing in the streets, or witness a fight break out between rivals. Evening shows and matinees available.

KEITH KENDRICK AND SYLVIA NEEDHAM SEA MUSIC CONCERT
Saturday, September 15, 8pm, onboard Balclutha. Tickets: $14 general, $12 San Francisco Maritime National Park Association members. Tickets and information: 415-561-6662, ext. 16, or email : events@maritime.org. Photos and bios at www.nps.gov/safr/planyourvisit/seamusicconcerts2012.htm
With strong voices and a striking harmony sound, Keith and Sylvia sing traditional and contemporary songs of the sea. On tour from England, and accompanying themselves on concertina, they bring "breathtaking harmony work that leaves the listener gasping." - The Folk Mag (UK).
In addition to the reservation information above, tickets will also be available at the door (entrance to Hyde Street Pier) beginning 7pm on concert night. Entry begins 7:30pm for 8pm concert.

FLOATING FILMS SERIES: MOBY DICK
Saturday, September 29, onboard Balclutha. Open seating begins 7:30pm. Movie begins 8:30pm. Donation: $5-$15, suggested. RSVP: events@maritime.org, or 415-561-6662. Website: www.maritime.org
Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab, Richard Baseheart as Ishmael, in the classic 1956 John Huston directed version of Melville's epic novel. Watch for Orson Welles in a cameo as the minister Father Mapple, and legendary English folksinger A.L. Lloyd as the ship's shantyman.This is our last film in the 2012 series. To guarantee your seat, RSVP before Saturday, September 29.

Did You Know?

The 300 foot long wooden ferryboat EUREKA moored at Hyde Street Pier.

EUREKA is a wooden-hulled, sidewheel paddle steamboat. From the passenger deck up, she is nearly identical fore and aft. Her "double-end" design made disembarking quicker and easier. EUREKA'S large "walking beam" steam engine remains intact. More...