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Eye Zen Presents: Queer History Tour Live Production of “Out of Site: Sylvester, The Mighty Real”

June 16th - September 2nd, 2023
East side of Buena Vista Park (Exact location forthcoming) San Francisco, CA

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 12, 2023 – Eye Zen Presents is proud to announce the world premiere of Sylvester, The Mighty Real, fifth in its OUT of Site series of performance-driven, queer history walking tours of San Francisco. With a 12-week run opening in previews Friday, June 16, Sylvester, The Mighty Real runs at noon on Fridays, and again at noon and 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

The opening performance and press opening will take place on Saturday, July 1 at 4 p.m. Tickets are available on a sliding scale from $15 – $125. Buy Tickets Here. More information at:

Sylvester was San Francisco’s very own disco diva, a Black, flamboyant, gender-fluid artist and activist who soared to international fame in the 1970s with his pioneering blend of disco beats and gospel vocals. In 2019, his song “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for its cultural, historical and aesthetic significance.

In loving homage to Sylvester, Eye Zen’s newest performance project will transport audiences back to the places where Sylvester lived and performed in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, to the era of love-ins and be-ins, to the counterculture revolution of the 1970s and its backlash in the 80s as HIV/AIDS gripped the nation.

Sylvester, The Mighty Real presented by Eye Zen Presents. Sylvester is fifth in Eye Zen’s OUT of Site series of performance-driven walking tours, rediscovering the hidden queer history of San Francisco. Sylvester, The Mighty Real is written by Marvin K. White, directed by Michael French and stars Lambert Moss.

WHEN: June 16 – September 2, 2023
Previews: June 16 at noon and 4 p.m.; June 18 at 4 p.m.; June 23 at noon and 4 p.m.; June 24 at noon and 4 p.m.; and June 30 at noon and 4 p.m.
Opening Performance: Saturday, July 1 at 4 p.m.
Following dates: July 2, 7 – 9, 14 – 16, 21 – 23, 28 – 30, August 4 – 6, 11 – 13, 18 – 20, 25 – 27, September 1 – 2

Showtimes: Fridays at noon; Saturdays and Sundays at noon and 4 p.m. Note that there is no noon performance on the opening date, July 1.
Running Time: 1 hour 15 minutes.

East side of Buena Vista Park (Exact location forthcoming)
San Francisco, CA 94117

$15 – $123 sliding scale. Tickets are now on sale here.
For all press inquiries please contact John Hill at

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