Irma Herrera

WHY WOULD I MISPRONOUNCE MY OWN NAME?

Written & Performed by Irma Herrera
Developed with David Ford
Directed by Rebecca Fisher
Character Development with Julia McNeal
Sound/Lightboard Operator: Jacque Bugler & Aaron Aguilar

NOW EXTENDED Through January 26

October 25 – December 8 | San Francisco
Thursdays at 8pm | Saturdays at 5pm
&
December 22 – January 26 | San Francisco
Saturdays at 5pm

button

“Speaks volumes about the ingrained power structures in American society”-The Mercury News

“Delights us with the oft-tongue-in cheek ways she tells her stories”- The Theatre Eddy

Show Description

What’s in a name? A minefield of misplaced notions – comical, sad, demeaning. Irma’s observations from the front-lines, notes from American history, and laugh out-loud humor allow us to consider what it will take for all of us to get along.

Special Talkbacks

Saturday, December 8: “Lawyer Writers: People of Color Making An Impact Through Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry” with Sara Campos (writer, lawyer, and consultant specializing in immigration and refugee issues) and Adam Smyer (attorney and author of Knucklehead)

Artist Biography

When Irma Herrera gives her name its correct Spanish pronunciation, some people assume she’s a foreigner. She’s not. Irma proudly claims her Tejano roots and her Mexican and American identity as well as her native languages: Spanish and English. Irma worked three decades as a San Francisco civil rights lawyer and journalist. Her solo play Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name? sheds light and throws shade on our prejudices and assumptions.

Show Info

Tickets: $20 – $35 sliding scale | $55 and $100 Reserved Seating
October 25 – December 8 | San Francisco Studio Theater
Thursdays at 8pm | Saturdays at 5pm
&
December 22 – January 26
Saturdays at 5pm
60 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 14+ | Please do not bring infants to the show

For more information on the sliding scale ticketing policy, late seating and reserved seating please click here.

Buy Tix Online:
To purchase tickets online, please click on a date below
(please review price descriptions above):

  • December 22, 2018 5:00 PMWhy Would I Mispronounce My Own Name 12-22-18 (SF)
  • December 29, 2018 5:00 PMWhy Would I Mispronounce My Own Name 12-29-18 (SF)
  • January 5, 2019 5:00 PMWhy Would I Mispronounce My Own Name 01-05-19 (SF)
  • January 12, 2019 5:00 PMWhy Would I Mispronounce My Own Name 01-12-19 (SF)
  • January 19, 2019 5:00 PMWhy Would I Mispronounce My Own Name 01-19-19 (SF)
  • January 26, 2019 5:00 PMWhy Would I Mispronounce My Own Name 01-26-19 (SF)
AEC v1.0.4

Buy Tix by phone:
Monday – Friday 1 – 4pm, 415.282.3055
(Additional service fees apply)