February 3, 2019
1 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA 94710
Senior Trips & Excursions: SHN Golden Gate Theatre: Come from Away
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Come from Away is a musical with book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. It is set in the week following the September 11 attacks, and tells the true story of what transpired when 38 planes were ordered to land unexpectedly in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, doubling the population of one small town on the edge of the world. The characters in the musical are based on real Gander residents, as well as some of the 7,000 stranded travelers they housed and fed. Come from Away is about how hosting this international community of strangers spurred unexpected camaraderie under extraordinary circumstances. This truly is a feel-good story of how fellow humans showed kindness and compassion to complete strangers in their time of need.