American Conservatory Theater Extends UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL thru Nov 23

American Conservatory Theater Extends UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL thru Nov 23

Due to popular demand and incredible ticket sales, American Conservatory Theater announced today the extension of Glen Berger's captivating solo drama Underneath the Lintel, starring Academy Award nominee David Strathairn (Lincoln, Good Night, and Good Luck, Scorched at A.C.T). Tickets are now on sale through Saturday, November 23 and may be purchased online at act-sf.org or by calling 415.749.2228.

In addition, A.C.T. announced that they will host a select number of post-performance on-stage tours where audience members will have the opportunity to get a closer look at the set for Underneath the Lintel. Designed by Nina Ball, the set features an assortment of odd and whimsical props and pieces from A.C.T. past 20 seasons.

On-stage tours will be held on the following performance dates:

· Saturday, November 2 (matinee and evening)

· Sunday, November 3

· Wednesday, November 6 (matinee and evening)

· Thursday, November 7

· Friday, November 8

· Saturday, November 9 (evening only)

· Tuesday, November 12

· Wednesday, November 13 (evening only)

· Thursday, November 14

· Friday, November 15

· Saturday, November 16 (matinee and evening)

· Sunday, November 17

· Wednesday, November 20

· Thursday, November 21

· Friday, November 22

· Saturday, November 23 (matinee and evening)

In this riveting ghost story, an eccentric librarian finds a weather-beaten book in a return bin-and discovers that it is 113 years overdue. Sparked by a message left in its margins, he sets off on a quest to unravel the secrets of the book and the person who borrowed it. From the hallways of his library, he follows a chain of clues that spans the globe and dates back thousands of years. With astonishing twists and turns, Underneath the Lintel is a magical piece of storytelling that draws audiences into an unforgettable odyssey that is both "powerfully human and ultimately sublime" (Variety).

The creative team for A.C.T.'s production of Underneath the Lintel includes Carey Perloff (director), Nina Ball (scenic design), Jessie Amoroso (costume design), Alexander V. Nichols (lighting design and projections), and Jake Rodriguez (sound design).

A.C.T. will offer numerous InterACT events in association with Underneath the Lintel that will give patrons opportunities to get closer to the action while making a whole night out of their evening at the theater. Visit act-sf.org/interact to learn more about subscribing to these events throughout the season:

• Theater on the Couch:
Friday, November 1, following the 8 p.m. performance
Led by Mason Turner, chief of psychiatry at San Francisco's Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, this exciting postshow discussion series explores the minds, motives, and behaviors of the characters and addresses audience questions.

• Audience Exchanges:
Tuesday, November 5, at 7 p.m.| Sunday, November 10, at 2 p.m. | Wednesday, November 13, at 2 p.m. After the show, stick around for a lively Q&A session with the actors and artists who create the work onstage.

• OUT with A.C.T.:
Wednesday, November 6, following the 8 p.m. performance
The best LGBT night in town! Mingle with the cast and enjoy free drinks and treats at this popular afterparty.

• Wine Series:
Tuesday, November 12, at 7 p.m.
Before the show, raise a glass at this wine tasting event featuring leading sommeliers from the Bay Area's hottest local wineries.

• PlayTime:
Saturday, November 16, at 12:30 p.m.
Before this matinee performance, get hands-on with theater with the artists who make it happen at this interactive workshop.

A.C.T.'s production of Underneath the Lintel is made possible by executive producers Jeri Lynn and Jeffrey W. Johnson; producers Celeste and Kevin Ford; Don and Judy McCubbin; David and Carla Riemer; and associate producers Clay Foundation-West; Drs. Caroline Emmett and Russell Rydel; Harvey and Gail Glasser. A.C.T. would like to acknowledge its 2013-14 company sponsors Frannie Fleishhacker; Priscilla and Keith Geeslin; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon P. Getty; Mr. and Mrs. John Goldman; Ambassador James C. Hormel and Michael P. Nguyen; Fred M. Levin and Nancy Livingston, The Shenson Foundation; Burt and Deedee McMurtry; Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock; Patti and Rusty Rueff; Ms. Kathleen Scutchfield; Mary and Steven Swig; Jeff and Laurie Ubben.

A.C.T.'s 2013-14 season continues with the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol; a sumptuous production of George Bernard Shaw's political comedy Major Barbara; a hilarious new translation of Eduardo De Filippo's hilarious and poignant Italian comedy Napoli!; the Northern California premiere of David Ives's captivating cat-and-mouse drama, Venus in Fur; the West Coast premiere of Peter Brook's internationally acclaimed music-infused The Suit; and James Fenton's beautiful reinvention of The Orphan of Zhao, starring the inimitable stage and film star BD Wong.

A.C.T. subscribers enjoy incredible savings, unparalleled access, exclusive benefits, and personalized customer service. Subscriptions can be ordered via the A.C.T. subscriptions office by calling 415.749.2250 or online at www.act-sf.org/subscribe. Subscribers save as much as 33 percent off single-ticket prices. Full-time students, educators, and administrators with valid ID save up to 50 percent off select packages. Senior discounts are available for certain series. A.C.T.'s competitive subscriber benefits include free ticket exchanges up to the day of scheduled tickets, priority seating, ticket insurance, access to convenient prepaid parking one block away from the theater, and discounts for neighborhood restaurants.

Pictured: Academy Award nominee David Strathairn stars in Glen Berger's captivating solo drama, Underneath the Lintel, at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater now through November 17, 2013. Photo by Kevin Berne.

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