Castro's spooky Halloween opera
"Merging local politics with murder and mayhem, the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco, under the direction of Stephanie Lynne Smith, presents Jack Curtis Dubowsky's horror opera 'Halloween in the Castro,' a biting, in-your-face social commentary about what has gone wrong with Castro Halloween.
"In this world premiere opera, horrors past and present haunt San Francisco's iconic street. As Halloween approaches, neighborhood residents, suburbanite tourists, city politicians and local business owners have conflicting ideas of how the evening should unfold. But will they all survive to see the dawn?"
The Castro's Halloween party began decades ago as a fun, neighborhood event but devolved in recent years into a scene of out-of-control mayhem where stabbings and even shootings took place. City Hall pretty much shut it down a couple of years ago.