If I Were You

If I Were You - World Premiere

Jake Heggie and Merola Opera present the world premiere of a new opera called If I Were You at Herbst Theatre. A story about supernatural powers that will allow the writer to transfer his soul into other people’s bodies, living their lives as their own souls languish in a shadowy netherworld.

Red Curtain Addict Night Out to ONE65 and 'If I Were You' Production

About The Experience

We don't know about you, but we love discovering new experiences in the Bay Area! On August 6th, be one of the first to try ONE65's contemporary French Cuisine + a world premiere production of If I Were You at the Herbst Theater (based on a French book!).

Tickets include food and drinks at ONE65 compliments of ONE65 and William Grant & Sons, and tickets to the performance! So come on! Treat yourself to something new. Space is limited!

Click HERE to get a peek of what to expect!

Date, Time & Locations

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Pre-show Mixer:
5 PM - 7 PM - Exclusive Pre-Show Mixer at ONE65
Location: 165 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Herbst Theater - 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
*Note - this is a WORLD PREMIERE - Cocktail attire is preferred.

What To Expect

About ONE65

One65 is a new 4 story french restaurant led by Chef Claude Le Tohic who brings extensive Michelin star experience to the San Francisco culinary scene! Each floor is a different theme. Some are fast-casual, and some are french fine-dining at it's finest.

One65 is setting up an entire buffet of bites so we can sample their tasty pastries, fried cod balls, beef tartare, and more! PLUS an entire dessert station so we can indulge in housemade macarons, chocolates, and other tasty treats!

And to top it off, William Grant & Sons are going to be serving crafted cocktails including the French 75 (french champagne, Hendricks Gin, Lemon Juice and a dash of sugar), and more! Come thirsty.

What else you should know?

ONE65 is located near Union Square in San Francisco which is only 1.5 miles away from the theatre. In an effort to save you time parking, paying, etc, we HIGHLY recommend taking a Lyft or Uber!

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About the Performance

If I Were You

If I Were You is loosely based on the novel Si j’étais vous by the French-American writer Julien Green. It follows the journey of a young man that feels like he has to ‘be’ and ‘look’ a certain way to gain the affections of his desired lover. He thinks that if he were someone else (hence, If I Were You), then life would be easier or better.

Jake chose this storyline because he felt that a lot of audiences could relate to this today. We are often bombarded with ads, social media or television shows that can make us feel like we have to ‘look’ or ‘be’ a certain way to be defined as beautiful, successful or even happy. But when it comes down to it, it’s up to us to define our own truth and in that is beauty, success, and happiness.

Snapshot from previous Red Curtain Addict experiences!