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PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS by Sam Shepard Photo PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS by Sam Shepard
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2020

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of Sam Shepard. Today's play, Curse of the Starving Class!

FUTURE IDS AT ALCATRAZ On Display At New Industries Building on Alcatraz Island Photo FUTURE IDS AT ALCATRAZ On Display At New Industries Building on Alcatraz Island
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019

Future IDs at Alcatraz, a yearlong project, exhibition, and series of monthly public programs on view in the New Industries Building on Alcatraz Island until October 2019, brings attention to criminal justice reform efforts and second chances. The exhibition encourages the viewer to reevaluate ideas about rehabilitation, reentry, and reintegration, which features ID inspired artwork created by individuals who have a conviction history as they conceive and develop a vision for a future self.

The Actors' Gang Presents VIOLENCE: THE MISADVENTURES OF SPIKE SPANGLE, FARMER Photo The Actors' Gang Presents VIOLENCE: THE MISADVENTURES OF SPIKE SPANGLE, FARMER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

The Actors' Gang presents VIOLENCE: The Misadventures of Spike Spangle, Farmer, written by The Actors' Gang Artistic Director Tim Robbins and Adam Simon and directed by Bob Turton, who was most recently seen at The Actors' Gang as "The Maniac" in Accidental Death of an Anarchist. This no-holds barred satire of militarism and media manipulation begins performances May 2nd (Press Opening May 11th at 8:00pm) and will run Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through June 22nd. 

The Actors' Gang Theater Announces One Act Festival, March 14 - April 20 Photo The Actors' Gang Theater Announces One Act Festival, March 14 - April 20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

The Actors' Gang presents One Act Festival, featuring two contrasting programs performed in repertory. Show one, entitled The Classic, begins performances March 14th (press opening March 23) and features two classic one-act plays -- Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit, directed by Brian T. Finney, and Samuel Beckett's Krapps's Last Tape, directed by Cynthia Ettinger. Show two, entitled The Original, begins performances March 16 (Press Opening March 29) and features three new one-act plays written, directed, and acted by The Actors Gang ensemble:  Tradition, written by James Edward Bane and directed by Tess Vidal, A Perfect World, written by Lynde Houck and directed by Danielle Powell, and Clean Slate, written by Bob Turton and directed by Zoe Hall. Both programs will run Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through April 20th.  

BWW Flashback: Beyond TRUE WEST- The Great Plays of Sam Shepard! Photo BWW Flashback: Beyond TRUE WEST- The Great Plays of Sam Shepard!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2019

On Thursday night, Roundabout Theatre Company brought Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, True West, back to Broadway, continuing the legacy of the late playwright's work.

The Actor's Gang Theater Presents APHRODITE'S HOLIDAY SHOW Photo The Actor's Gang Theater Presents APHRODITE'S HOLIDAY SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

The Actors' Gang production of APHRODITE'S HOLIDAY SHOW will begin Thursday, November 29th as part of The Actors' Gang 2018/19 Hellzapoppin' Season. APHRODITE'S HOLIDAY SHOW will perform every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, through December 16th.

JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN Extends At The Actors Gang Through Today Photo JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN Extends At The Actors Gang Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

The Actors' Gang has announced an extension of 'Johnny Got His Gun' at the Ivy Substation, adding two performances, a matinee performance on November 11th, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and Veteran's Day and an evening performance on November 14th. The stage adaptation of Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo's war novel, Johnny Got His Gun, written by Bradley Rand Smith and directed by Tim Robbins, began previews on October 6th and opened October 13th.

JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN Extends At The Actors Gang Through 11/14 Photo JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN Extends At The Actors Gang Through 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

The Actors' Gang has announced an extension of 'Johnny Got His Gun' at the Ivy Substation, adding two performances, a matinee performance on November 11th, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and Veteran's Day and an evening performance on November 14th. The stage adaptation of Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo's war novel, Johnny Got His Gun, written by Bradley Rand Smith and directed by Tim Robbins, began previews on October 6th and opened October 13th.

JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN Opens At The Actors' Gang Next Month Photo JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN Opens At The Actors' Gang Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

The Actors' Gang announced today that the stage adaptation of Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo's war novel, Johnny Got His Gun, written by Bradley Rand Smith and directed by Tim Robbins, will kick off The Actors' Gang 2018/19 Season from Saturday, October 6th to Saturday, November 10th, 2018. The press opening is Saturday, October 13.

The Actors' Gang Announces 2018 Free Shakespeare In The Park Photo The Actors' Gang Announces 2018 Free Shakespeare In The Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

The Actors' Gang will begin performances for the 2018 Free Shakespeare in the Park for Families production of Much Ado About Avengers beginning Saturday, August 4th, continuing a 12-year tradition of free theater in Media Park. Based on William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" and inspired by the characters of Marvel's The Avengers, this 45 minute, all?ages production will run every Saturday and Sunday of August at 11am, through August 26th.

The Actors' Gang Presents ANGELS, DEVILS AND OTHER THINGS Photo The Actors' Gang Presents ANGELS, DEVILS AND OTHER THINGS
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

The Actors' Gang presents Angels, Devils and Other Things, an evening of eleven original short plays written and directed by The Actors' Gang ensemble that begins previews on Thursday, May 17, has its world premiere on Saturday, May 19 and runs through Saturday, June 16, 2018.

THE NEW COLOSSUS Extended At The Actors' Gang Photo THE NEW COLOSSUS Extended At The Actors' Gang
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

The Actors' Gang has announced an extension of "The New Colossus" due to strong ticket sales. The production will now continue through May 12 at The Actors' Gang Theater. Directed by Tim Robbins and written The Actors' Gang ensemble and The Actors' Gang's Artistic Director, Tim Robbins. The world premiere of The New Colossus began previews on February 8 and opened on February 17, 2018. Six new performances have been added on Saturday nights at 8:00pm - April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, and closing night, May 12.

THE NEW COLOSSUS Directed By Tim Robbins Comes to The Actors' Gang Photo THE NEW COLOSSUS Directed By Tim Robbins Comes to The Actors' Gang
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

The Actors' Gang presents The New Colossus, a new play written by The Actors' Gang ensemble and directed by Actors' Gang Artistic Director Tim Robbins. The New Colossus begins previews on Thursday, February 8, has its world premiere on Saturday, February 17 and runs through Saturday, March 24, 2018.

Tim Robbins-Helmed A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Kicks Off OZ's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Today OZ, Nashville's first contemporary arts center, announces its 2014-15 season, which runs today, September 12, 2014 - June 27, 2015. The season is bookended by premieres, beginning with two performances (September 12 & 13) of Tim Robbins' interpretation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, produced and acted by the company he founded and leads, The Actors' Gang, in the production's first U.S. engagement outside of the company's home theater in Los Angeles. OZ's 2014-15 program will conclude with the world premiere (June 18-20) of Memory Rings, the latest multi-media stage production from innovative New York City-based puppetry collective Phantom Limb Company.

Actors' Gang to Return to LA with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM; Tim Robbins to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

For a month this summer, The Actors' Gang, the renowned Los Angeles based ensemble theatre company, will perform A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Actors' Gang Theater in Culver City. Tickets for performances can be purchased anytime at www.theactorsgang.com, by calling the box office: (310) 838-4264 or by visiting The Actors' Gang theatre in Culver City (9070 Venice Boulevard). The box office is open Thursdays through Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tim Robbins-Helmed A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Kick Off OZ's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Today OZ, Nashville's first contemporary arts center, announces its 2014-15 season, which runs September 12, 2014 - June 27, 2015. The season is bookended by premieres, beginning with two performances (September 12 & 13) of Tim Robbins' interpretation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, produced and acted by the company he founded and leads, The Actors' Gang, in the production's first U.S. engagement outside of the company's home theater in Los Angeles. OZ's 2014-15 program will conclude with the world premiere (June 18-20) of Memory Rings, the latest multi-media stage production from innovative New York City-based puppetry collective Phantom Limb Company.

The Actors' Gang to Launch A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM International Tour this Summer; Tim Robbins to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The Actors' Gang, the critically acclaimed Los Angeles based ensemble Theatre Company, will be heading overseas bringing William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Academy Award winner Tim Robbins, to international audiences. The production will put on six performances in Beijing, China, June 10th - 15th at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, four performances in Shanghai, China, June 19th - 21st at the Daguan Theatre, Zendai Himalayas Art Center and four to six performances in Italy, June 28th - July 6th at the prestigious Spoleto Festival.

Portland Playhouse Presents ANGELS IN AMERICA: Millennium Approaches
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2011

For the holidays this season, Portland Playhouse brings audiences a transcendent, pivotal play that reaches into the human heart seeking to find a tether during a season rife with memory and in anticipation of change in the year to come.

Portland Playhouse Presents ANGELS IN AMERICA: Millennium Approaches
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2011

For the holidays this season, Portland Playhouse brings audiences a transcendent, pivotal play that reaches into the human heart seeking to find a tether during a season rife with memory and in anticipation of change in the year to come.

A CHRISTMAS STORY Plays Portland Center Stage, Previews 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2010

Department store Santas, schoolyard bullies, freezing flagpoles and a certain horribly embarrassing pair of bunny pajamas… these are just some of the pleasures awaiting audiences at Portland Center Stage's first-annual production of A Christmas Story, adapted by Phil Grecian from the cult holiday film of the same name.

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