Open Tues-Sat 10am-4pm: Closed Tuesday June 18th

Yerba Buena Night at ABM Presents

A Word for Word Reading of:

HOME by George Saunders

Directed by Sheila Balter

“Home” by George Saunders was first published in The New Yorker, June 13 & 20, 2011.

The story of a vet, returning from the war only to discover family trouble at home. Of “Home”, George Saunders says, “If you send four hundred thousand people into a shitstorm, don’t expect everybody to come back smelling like roses. Some of them are going to come back damaged. To show ourselves to be an honorable culture, we have to step up and deal with them with all the generosity and love we can summon, or shame on us.”

Performed with permission of the author. The cast includes Word for Word actors: Brian Rivera, Patricia Silver, Bob Ernst, JoAnne Winter, Norman Gee, Carolina Morones, Andre Amarotico, Anne Yumi Kobori and Jed Parsario.

Free Admission: Limited Seating, First Come-First Served, General Admission

Doors open at 6:30pm.

Masks and Proof of Vaccination required

Word for Word

WORD FOR WORD Performing Arts Company performs short works of fiction in their entirety, preserving the author’s voice and honoring her/his intent with exciting visuals and inventive staging.

Word for Word Performing Arts Company is an ensemble whose mission is to tell great stories with elegant theatricality, staging performances of classic and contemporary fiction. Founded in 1993 by Susan Harloe and JoAnne Winter, Word for Word believes in the power of the short story to provide solace, compassion, and insight into our daily lives. They bring stories from diverse cultures to our diverse communities, and develop future audiences’ love for the printed and spoken word.

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American Bookbinders Museum

The American Bookbinders Museum is the only museum of its kind in North America, celebrating and exploring the history, tools and stories of bookbinders and bookbinding, from its earliest forms through the changes and innovations of the industrial revolution.

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