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San Francisco “Thugs, The Musical” Ticket Links!

Hey, San Francisco & SF Bay Area friends!

If you wanna see Thugs, The Musical at the San Francisco Black Film Festival NEXT WEEK, here are the links to purchase tickets!  The film will be screened twice:

Our regular screening is scheduled for Saturday, June 16th at 6pm at the African American Arts & Cultural Center (762 Fulton Street).  “Thugs” will be shown in a film block with 3 other short films, including a pretty awesome documentary from Law & Order’s S. Epetha Merkerson (I saw it in Dallas – it’s amazing).

You can buy tickets for the SATURDAY, JUNE 16TH screening here!

And if you want to catch an early screening of “Thugs”, there will be a pre-festival screening & reception on Thursday, June 14th at 6:30pm at the Jazz Heritage Center (1330 Fillmore Street).  This will be a special double-feature event featuring “Thugs” and another short film, followed by complimentary food and drinks (1st drink is free).

You can buy tickets for the THURSDAY, JUNE 14TH screening here!

Both theaters are somewhat small (I think the Jazz Heritage Center only seats 39), so these screenings will very likely sell out.  I’d definitely recommend buying tickets as soon as you can.

Also, despite what the link page for the June 14th show says, I will NOT be appearing as “Elrus Pearsley” – that’s someone else.  I will be at both screenings though, so I hope to see all my SF peeps there!


“Thugs, The Musical” Festival News!

So this happened…

Kevin holding the envelope and Audience Award trophy, which was made by 3rd graders.

Okay, let me back up! It’s been a minute since you guys have heard from me, and a lot of stuff has happened. So let’s start with the craziness that is the above photograph.

On April 26th Thugs, The Musical made its west coast premiere on the opening night program of the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival. And what does a packed opening night look like, you ask? Just like this!

Sold out opening night of the L.A. Comedy Shorts Festival at the Downtown Independent Theater

And as if that wasn’t cool enough, later that weekend, “Thugs” took home the Audience Choice award!

In addition to screening in Los Angeles, “Thugs” has continued to hit the festival circuit, playing the New York No Limits Film Series on May 2nd, and the Tupelo Film Festival on May 19th, where it won 1st prize for Best Short Film, and the Ron Tibbett Award for Best of Show!

“Thugs” Executive Producer Daresha Kyi at the Tupelo Film Festival

But let’s talk about what’s coming in the next few weeks. On June 9thThugs, The Musical will be screening at the Bonnaroo Art & Music Festival in Manchester, TN! Yep…WE’RE GOIN’ TO BONNAROOOOO!!! Music, comedy, hippies, and now thuggin’.

Saturday, June 9th at 5:30pm. You can get all the info at the Bonnaroo website!

And finally (almost), as “Thugs” was originally born in San Francisco, it’s only appropriate that we bring “the wrongness” back home. So, I’m incredibly excited to announce that Thugs, The Musical will come to SF for the San Francisco Black Film Festival on Saturday, June 16th at 6pm.  It will be screening at the African American Arts and Cultural Complex (in the Buriel Clay Theater), located at 762 Fulton Street!

Tickets go on sale today!  I’ll be sure to post a link as soon as I get one.  But for now, you can visit to get any information about the festival.

We expect/hope to be hitting other cities in the next few months, so stay tuned!

That’s all (and probably enough) for now. Thanks for reading and, of course, thank you guys for your super-awesome support. Talk to ya again soon…for real!