Raise a glass to “Dear San Francisco,” the high-flying circus hit celebrating its one-year anniversary at Club Fugazi, the storied North Beach venue where the venerable Beach Blanket Babylon held court for 45 years.
Shana Carroll and Gypsy Snider, co-founders of Montreal’s famed 7 Fingers troupe, frame this 90-minutes of acrobatic bliss as a valentine to the city. That celebratory vibe is irresistible, making this circus show as bubbly and exhilarating as a glass of prosecco, the perfect night out to mark special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays.
While the piece may lack the piercing existential depth of the troupe’s recent “Passengers,” the unforgettable season opener at American Conservatory Theater, it is a funny and heartfelt tribute to the city that skips through history — from the tragedy of the 1906 earthquake to the psychedelic splendor of the summer of love to the latest tech bro invasion — with aplomb. … Reed full review at the East Bay Times.
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