Eth-Noh-Tec presents a lively reading of Jeff Gillenkirk’s 10,000 Steps: the story of the Chinese-American woman who chose to look after the Chinese bachelors of rural Locke, California in 1912. After the turn of the last century, Locke grew from a bump in the road to a town with 15,000 Chinese immigrant workers who cleared the deltas and built levees–for $1 day. 10,000 Steps shares the story of how the residents turned the sleepy town in a colorful destination of restaurants, brothels, gambling halls, dry goods stores, saloons, hotels and homes. And how this woman led the resistance for the town citizens to own the land beneath their homes.
This performance by Eth-Noh-Tec is hosted by Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC) as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival, which runs from May 25 – June 4 exclusively at FMCAC. The Festival features more than 100 performances by over 60 different artists, ensembles and companies. Get discounts on tickets to see multiple shows at the Festival by buying a Festival pass. More details HERE.