Sixty Plus Lecture: Shakespeare in Disguise with Roberta D'Alois

When: July 23, 2018 - 1:00pm

Roberta D’Alois - Playwright, Performer, Artistic Director, and teacher

Most of us are probably aware that West Side Story is a version of “Romeo and Juliet” But did you know that the television show “Empire” is based on “King Lear” as is the book and movie “One Thousand Acres”?  And there is even a Bollywood version of “Romeo and Juliet” with a happy ending!  In this presentation we will watch a couple of clips and have a brief discussion of all the ways it is possible to adapt even a well-known text into something unrecognizable and still interesting.

Roberta D’Alois is a playwright, performer and artistic director of Jump! Theatre, whose mission is to produce plays based on authentic stories of mental illness.  She has an MFA from SF State in Creative Writing, taught Shakespeare to eight-year-olds and currently teaches writing at SF State and USF as well as classes for OLLI-SFSU.

Sixty Plus welcomes you to check out this Premiere Membership program, only ask that you sign in as a guest! You can also RSVP ahead of time with Eileen Ward at

These programs will be held in Knuth Hall in the Creative Arts Building.  They start at 1:00 with a short business meeting which is followed directly by the program.  Light refreshments will be offered afterwards in Room 154 which is directly across the hallway from Knuth Hall.

There is no shuttle during the summer months but parking on campus and nearby is available since there on few classes or students on campus.

Parking and transit:   There is a garage ($7/day); otherwise, only meter or 2 hour street parking. We recommend transit! The M stops at 19th and Holloway. Also the 57 (to/from West Portal & Daly City BART), 29 (to/from Richmond/Sunset & Balboa BART), and 28 to/from the Golden Gate Bridge & Daly City BART. From Daly City BART, the 28 and the 57 both stop at Holloway (7-10 minutes).

View more Sixty Plus progams.

SF State University, 1600 Holloway, Creative Arts