The Marsh San Francisco Extends "Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?"

Event has passed (Sat Dec 22, 2018 - Sat Jan 26, 2019)
The Marsh Theatre - San Francisco
5pm - 6pm
$20 - $100
Theater / Performance Arts


The Marsh San Francisco announces the extension of "Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?," Irma Herrera’s hit solo show weaving history and comedic insights into stories about names, shedding light and throwing shade on societal prejudices and assumptions. When giving her name its correct Spanish pronunciation, she often gets the “where are you from?” question. The assumption: that she is a foreigner. Irma’s family has been in South Texas for generations, and the award-winning social justice activist, lawyer, and journalist thinks of herself as American as apple pie. Irma’s notes from American history and laugh out-loud humor invite audience members to consider what it will take for everyone to get along.

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  1. The Marsh Theatre - San Francisco 1062 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA