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King Fool - Battery Wallace

We Players and the National Park Service

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King Fool - Battery Wallace

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We Players presents 


Created and performed by Ava Roy and John Hadden
Adapted by John Hadden from Shakespeare’s King Lear

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
September 5 – 28, 2014


We Players is embarking on a multi-year development of a new piece called King Fool, with a focus on themes of death and dying, loss, grief, and healing. Each performance will be immediately followed by a facilitated conversation with performers, site hosts and audience members. These conversations will inform future iterations of King Fool, as the King and his fool continue to wander through time and space, telling old stories, playing all the parts, reliving their miseries and finding humor in the face of grief and loss.


All performances are at Battery Wallace in the Marin Headlands.

Saturday, September 13, 2-5pm

Sunday, September 14, 2-5pm

Saturday, September 27, 2-5pm

Sunday, September 28, 2-5pm

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Battery Wallace is located in the Marin Headlands, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. To the military, the Marin Headlands was an extremely important site within the Harbor Defenses of San Francisco. Battery Wallace was an integral part of that defensive network. The initial construction of the battery began in 1917 during World War I, and was completed in 1921. The battery is named after Colonel Elmer Wallace who died in France in 1918, a casualty of the Great War. Initially, the battery’s two 12-inch guns were mounted on carriages capable of rotating 360 degrees and firing half-ton shells more than 15 miles. In 1942, at the beginning of the World War II, the army decided to protect the Battery Wallace against aerial attack by enclosing its guns within massive concrete rooms called “casemates.” Connecting tunnels, a power plant, and ammunition magazines were constructed between the casemates. To blend into the landscape, the site was covered with soil and planted with brush to create the artificial hill we see today. The project took about a year at a cost of about $750,000, triple the original cost. As was the case with the other batteries in the area, no enemy ever attacked San Francisco. In 1948 Battery Wallace was declared surplus and its guns sent to salvage. In 1972, the area became part of the new Golden Gate National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service.
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Battery Wallace #1
Conzelman Road
Mill Valley, CA 94941

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We Players and the National Park Service

We Players presents site-integrated performance events that transform public spaces into realms of participatory theater. We bring communities together, reclaiming local spaces for public discourse and civic celebration through art. Extending the transformative powers of performance beyond the stage, we invite our collaborators and audience to engage fully and awaken to the spectacular world around us.


The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.  The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.


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