Faculty Members Team Up in Musical Tackling Gentrification in Mission District

Thursday, November 10, 2016
MISSION LOCAL --For Barón, the story is important and nurturing young potential talent a key element, but the show is also about showcasing high quality music and performance. He calls being surrounded by the show in full swing “intangible payment.” “Nothing beats it. So in the middle of all this BS living in this country … To know that we have that, and that’s a certainty, that’s a good thing,” he said. “It makes me feel good, and I think people who go see the show, that’s the way they’ll feel after the show. Hopefully they’ll feel inspired, they’ll feel good.” The second Son de la Mision is also supported by 3 Lopez Productions, the company that was founded by “The Sherriff’s Wife” and actress Eliana Lopez and her brother. John Calloway, an educator in local schools and San Francisco State University, composed and arranged the music. Carlos Barón, who also teaches at San Francisco State, wrote and directed the play.