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BWW Review: RHINOCEROS at American Conservatory Theatre Photo BWW Review: RHINOCEROS at American Conservatory Theatre
by Tim Sullivan - Jun 11, 2019

Eug√®ne Ionesco's Rhinoceros is brought boisterously into the Trump era in this hilarious production directed by Frank Galati at A.C.T.'s Geary Theatre. Existentialist themes are explored through absurdity and a great deal of wit‚ÄĒif you've avoided avant-garde theatre in the past, Galati's version is strong enough to make you rethink the genre.

Photo Flash: Ionesco's RHINOCEROS At A.C.T.'s Geary Theater Photo Photo Flash: Ionesco's RHINOCEROS At A.C.T.'s Geary Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 3, 2019

Below see brand-new production photos from Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros, performing at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater now through Sunday, June 23, 2019.

ACT and SF Zoo Announce Partnership During Run of RHINOCEROS Photo ACT and SF Zoo Announce Partnership During Run of RHINOCEROS
by Julie Musbach - May 20, 2019

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) and San Francisco Zoo & Gardens announced today a partnership during the run of Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros, performing at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater May 29-June 23, 2019. As part of this unique partnership, A.C.T. and San Francisco Zoo will host San Francisco Zoo Day at The Geary Theater following the 2 p.m. matinee performance of Rhinoceros on Sunday, June 9.

A.C.T. Closes Its 2018‚Ä"19 Season with RHINOCEROS Photo A.C.T. Closes Its 2018‚Ä"19 Season with RHINOCEROS
by Julie Musbach - Apr 11, 2019

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced the full cast and creative team for Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros, closing out A.C.T.'s 2018-19 season.

BORDERS, ISLANDS & WALLS Announced At Berkeley Repertory Theatre Photo BORDERS, ISLANDS & WALLS Announced At Berkeley Repertory Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 13, 2019

PlayGround concludes the 25th season of its celebrated Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series with a special evening of environmental-inspired plays as part of the 5th annual PLANET EARTH ARTS NEW PLAY FESTIVAL on Monday, April 1, 8 PM at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. The topic for the April 1 program (rescheduled from the previously announced March 18 date) is "BORDERS, ISLANDS & WALLS". Members of the 2018-19 PlayGround Writers Company have just five days to generate their original ten-minute plays inspired by the topic. The top six scripts will each receive an hour-and-a-half rehearsal and a professional script-in-hand staged reading at Berkeley Rep on April 1.

Aurora Theatre Company O+G Commission 'Eureka Day' Receives 2019 Glickman Award Photo Aurora Theatre Company O+G Commission 'Eureka Day' Receives 2019 Glickman Award
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 11, 2019

Aurora Theatre Company is pleased to announce that Jonathan Spector's EUREKA DAY--an Originate + Generate commission that made its world premiere in 2018--today received the Will Glickman Award, presented by Theatre Bay Area.

Monday Night PlayGround 25th Season Continues With Six 10-Minute Plays Inspired by 'A Photo Monday Night PlayGround 25th Season Continues With Six 10-Minute Plays Inspired by 'ADAPT A FAIRY TALE'
by Stephi Wild - Jan 9, 2019

PlayGround continues its 25th season of its celebrated Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series with the first 2019 Monday readings on Monday, January 21, 8 PM at Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Roda Theatre. The topic for January's round, announced last Friday, is "ADAPT A FAIRY TALE". Members of the 2018-19 PlayGround Writers Company have just four-and-a-half days to generate their original ten-minute plays inspired by the topic. The top six scripts will each receive an hour-and-a-half rehearsal and a professional script-in-hand staged reading at Berkeley Rep on January 21. PlayGround writers in Los Angeles are working simultaneously on the same prompt and their finalists will be presented at Hollywood's Broadwater Mainstage (home of Sacred Fools Theatre Company) on January 14. Tickets are $15-$30 and 3-admission flex subscriptions are just $60 ($45 for 25-and-Unders). For tickets or more information, visit http://playground-sf.org/monday.

47 Playwrights in Four-and-a-Half Days Write Original Plays Inspired by The Topic FAL Photo 47 Playwrights in Four-and-a-Half Days Write Original Plays Inspired by The Topic FALL DOWN, GET UP
by Rebecca Russo - Nov 2, 2018

PlayGround continues its 25th season of its celebrated Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series on Monday, November 26, 8 PM at Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Roda Theatre. The topic for November's round, announced this morning, is "FALL DOWN, GET UP". Members of the 2018-19 PlayGround Writers Company have just four-and-a-half days to generate their original ten-minute plays inspired by the topic. The top six scripts will each receive an hour-and-a-half rehearsal and a professional script-in-hand staged reading at Berkeley Rep on November 26. PlayGround writers in Los Angeles are working simultaneously on the same prompt and their finalists will be presented at Hollywood's Broadwater Mainstage (home of Sacred Fools Theatre Company) on November 12.  Tickets are $15-$30 and 5-admission series subscriptions are just $75 ($50 for 25-and-Unders). For tickets or more information, visit http://playground-sf.org/monday.

PlayGround Kicks Off 25th Season at Berkeley Rep Theatre with JUSTICE Photo PlayGround Kicks Off 25th Season at Berkeley Rep Theatre with JUSTICE
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2018

"A man may see how this world goes with no eyes. Look with thine ears see how yond justice rails upon yon simple thief. Hark, in thine ear change places and, handy-dandy, which is the justice, which is the thief." - William Shakespeare

Aurora Theatre Company Extends Jonathan Spector's EUREKA DAY Photo Aurora Theatre Company Extends Jonathan Spector's EUREKA DAY
by A.A. Cristi - May 1, 2018

Aurora Theatre Company will add seven performances to its world premiere commission of EUREKA DAY by Jonathan Spector.

Aurora Theatre presents EUREKA DAY by Jonathan Spector, 4/13-5/13 Photo Aurora Theatre presents EUREKA DAY by Jonathan Spector, 4/13-5/13
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 20, 2018

Aurora Theatre Company presents the world premiere of EUREKA DAY by Jonathan Spector with Josh Costello to direct. Set in a Berkeley private school, a debate over child vaccinations hits home in this comedy of liberal manners, as the school community confronts the central question of our era: how do you find consensus when you can't agree on the facts?

Reduced Shakespeare Co Announces WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (ABRIDGED Photo Reduced Shakespeare Co Announces WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (ABRIDGED)
by Julie Musbach - Jan 29, 2018

The "Bad Boys of Abridgment" are back! Uproarious and rapid-fire, the Reduced Shakespeare Company makes sharp, short comedy in their latest sendup, William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged). Discovered in a treasure-filled parking lot in Leicester, England (next to a pile of bones that didn't look that important), an ancient manuscript proves to be the literary holy grail-the long-lost first play written by none other than seventeen-year-old William Shakespeare! William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged) makes its off-Broadway premiere at The New Victory Theater, opening on March 2 and playing through March 11, 2018, as part of a 20-city tour throughout the United States.

Photo Flash: Intense First Look at John Douglas Thompson in HAMLET at American Conser Photo Photo Flash: Intense First Look at John Douglas Thompson in HAMLET at American Conservatory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) kicks off its 2017-18 season with William Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece, Hamlet (September 20-October 15, 2017). Obie Award winner and 2017 Tony Award nominee (Best Featured Actor in a Play, Jitney; Satchmo at the Waldorf, A.C.T.) John Douglas Thompson leads a stellar cast of beloved Bay Area actors in Shakespeare's ghostly tale of revenge, palace intrigue, and madness. Press night for Hamlet will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Thompson and the company in action below!

John Douglas Thompson, Carl Lumbly to Launch A.C.T.'s 2017-18 Season in HAMLET Photo John Douglas Thompson, Carl Lumbly to Launch A.C.T.'s 2017-18 Season in HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) kicks off its 2017-18 season with Williams Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece, Hamlet (September 20-October 15, 2017).

Casting Update for HAMLET at American Conservatory Theater Photo Casting Update for HAMLET at American Conservatory Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 14, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) kicks off its 2017-18 season with William Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece, Hamlet (September 20-October 15, 2017). Obie Award winner and 2017 Tony Award nominee (Best Featured Actor in a Play, Jitney; Satchmo at the Waldorf, A.C.T.) John Douglas Thompson leads a stellar cast of beloved Bay Area actors in Shakespeare's ghostly tale of revenge, palace intrigue, and madness. Shattered by the mysterious death of his father, the king, and shamed by the unnatural acts of his mother, Hamlet's despair has left him a devastated prince.

John Douglas Thompson, Carl Lumbly to Launch A.C.T.'s 2017-18 Season in HAMLET Photo John Douglas Thompson, Carl Lumbly to Launch A.C.T.'s 2017-18 Season in HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) kicks off its 2017-18 season with Williams Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece, Hamlet (September 20-October 15, 2017).

BWW Interview: Reduced Shakespeare Company's Reed Martin & Teddy Spencer Talk New Shakespeare Show
by Kevin Pollack - May 3, 2017

Since its pass-the-hat origins in 1981, the Reduced Shakespeare Company has created ten world-renowned stage shows, two television specials, several failed TV pilots, and numerous radio pieces, all of which have been performed, seen, and heard the world over. The company's itinerary has included stops off-Broadway, at the White House, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, London's West End, Seattle Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theatre and Montreal's famed Just For Laughs Festival, as well as performances in Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Malta, Singapore and Bermuda, plus countless civic and university venues throughout the USA, the UK, and Europe.

Photo Flash: First Look at Reduced Shakespeare Company's LONG LOST FIRST PLAY
by Nora Dominick - Aug 9, 2016

The world-renowned Reduced Shakespeare Company celebrate Shakespeare's 400th anniversary with the European premiere of their brand new show, and Shakespeare's oldest play, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. BroadwayWorld has your first look at Reduced Shakespeare Company's LONG LOST FIRST PLAY.

BWW Review: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY: A Cauldron Full of Belly Laughs at the Folger from the Reduced Shakespeare Company
by Ellen Burns - Apr 26, 2016

There is but poor substitute for a trio of fools on a romp to entertain; nay, but it is futility at its finest to resist the siren call of slapstick's song. Anyone else have the urge to, as I call it, "Shakespeak" after an evening of Shakespeare? No? Just me? Ok, well no matter. In any pentameter, the Reduced Shakespeare Company's (RSC) Reed Martin, Austin Tichenor and Teddy Spencer are very, very funny; fearless, quick witted, masters of quick change and, most importantly, having a blast on stage, which means the audience is likely to have fun too. The RSC has a long history of taking gargantuan themes (think American history, The Bible, Hollywood) and mining them for laughs, and, inspired by a 2010 visit to the Folger, creating a work that covered the Shakespearean universe in one "holy grail" of a play, seemed an obvious mission to them.

Photo Flash: RSC Returns to Folger Theatre with WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (ABRIDGED)
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 22, 2016

The wonderfully inventive and wildly hilarious Reduced Shakespeare Company¬ģ (RSC) returns to¬†Folger Theatre¬†for the eagerly anticipated world premiere of¬†William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged). The RSC will bring their signature style (dubbed 'intellectual vaudeville' by The New York Times) of witty wordplay and physical finesse to the Folger for a limited engagement from April 21 through May 8, 2016.¬†

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