Frail Ophelias
This spring, SF's the Frail Ophelias are shaking things up a bit with Xerces Blue.

With many of the songs originally commissioned by San Francisco dance troupe Project Agora back in 2015, Xerces Blue isn't Shakespeare-related, but it's still based on a scholarly source material, and one that's about as tragic: an extinct species of butterfly. Once native to the Richmond/Sunset region of the city, they were the first species in North America to be eradicated by human influence.

Take a listen to the title track here. You can get your hands on the whole thing on April 22 (yes, that's Earth Day).

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