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Iron Shoes


“Stunning visuals”
—Lily Janiak | San Francisco Chronicle
“Exquisite flashes of beauty”
—Emily S. Mendel | Berkeleyside
“[Iron Shoes] mines a rich vein and results in a stunning theatrical event”
—Victor Cordell | ForAllEvents
“Shotgun Players is always ahead of the curve in producing work by and about women. This one’s pure magic.”
—Jean Schiffman | San Francisco Examiner
“Poetic and funny”
—Sam Hurwitt | The Mercury News
“Gorgeous vocal music”
—C.S. Soong | KPFA
“What's best in Iron Shoes, is the way it asks what it means to be a sympathetic, empathetic person, even when telling a tragic tale.”
—Cy Musiker | KQED Do List
“Every now and then an evening at the theatre sweeps you off your feet.”
—George Heymont | My Cultural Landscape
“[Iron Shoes] creates a new world where the heroines reject the sexist fate imposed by the traditional folktales.”
—Michael Rodriguez | THEATRIUS
“Startling and original”
—Jeffrey Edalatpour | SFWEEKLY
“Edgy story-telling and remarkably fluid movement”
—Adam Broner | Repeat Performances


“Wry, sympathetic, and often hilarious”
—Andrew Gilbert | San Francisco Chronicle
“Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes will change you, [composer] Kutulas suggests. Fairy tales are transformative, after all. Will the magic that put you in iron shoes pull you down, or will you use it to break free?”
—Lou Fancher | San Francisco Classical Voice