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Penfold Theatre Company Announces Cast For THEATRE GUILD ON AIR Photo Penfold Theatre Company Announces Cast For THEATRE GUILD ON AIR
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 19, 2021

Penfold Theatre Company in partnership with the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas announce the cast for Theatre Guild on Air running September 5 – October 3, 2021, at the Neill-Cochran House Museum.

Penfold Theatre Company Announces 2021-22 Season Photo Penfold Theatre Company Announces 2021-22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 30, 2021

Penfold Theatre Company (Penfold) has announced the titles and dates for the 2021-22 Season. Season 14 will look at the reimagining of classic stories, bringing two “Great Plays in Great Places” productions, the inclusion of Central Texas Philharmonic, and a world premiere for the first in a new play commission series.

Guthrie Theater Announced Cast of EMMA World Premiere Photo Guthrie Theater Announced Cast of EMMA World Premiere
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 4, 2020

The Guthrie Theater has announced the cast and creative team for the playful world premiere of Emma, written by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen and directed by Meredith McDonough. In this Guthrie-commissioned work, Hamill's fun and creative adaptation of Austen's social commentary on British life is a fresh take on the beloved classic.

Photo Flash: First Look At Kate Hamill's VANITY FAIR At American Conservatory Theater Photo Photo Flash: First Look At Kate Hamill's VANITY FAIR At American Conservatory Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 7, 2019

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon announced the full cast and creative team for Vanity Fair, acclaimed playwright Kate Hamill's rollicking new stage adaptation of William Thackeray's classic 19th-century novel that pops with 21st-century spirit. Ambitious Becky Sharp may not have been born with wealth or status, but she's determined to attain both-at any cost. Armed with fierce wit and calculating charm, Becky forges her own path through London's high society, dealing herself into a game she was never invited to play. Displaying the celebrated audacity and verve that she brought to her adaptation of Sense & Sensibility, Hamill conjures an inventive and lively period drama that combines a fierce contemporary edge with the theatricality of Victorian Burlesque.

A.C.T. Announces Full Cast And Creative Team For Lauren Yee's THE GREAT LEAP Photo A.C.T. Announces Full Cast And Creative Team For Lauren Yee's THE GREAT LEAP
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 22, 2019

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon announced today the full cast and creative team for award-winning Bay Area playwright Lauren Yee's The Great Leap, performing at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary St., San Francisco) March 6-31, 2019.

A.C.T. Rings In The New Year With Edward Albee's SEASCAPE Photo A.C.T. Rings In The New Year With Edward Albee's SEASCAPE
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 4, 2018

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) rings in 2019 with Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Seascape. In her A.C.T. directorial debut, Artistic Director and Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon-hailed as "the most prolific of directors of Edward Albee's plays" (The Daily Beast)-continues her career-long exploration of American theater's legendary playwright. MacKinnon won the 2013 Tony Award for the Broadway revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, starring Tracy Letts and Amy Morton.

Photo Flash: A.C.T. Rings In the Holiday Season with A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Photo Flash: A.C.T. Rings In the Holiday Season with A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 25, 2018

Featuring a lively cast of dozens, delightful music, gorgeous costumes, and those deliciously spooky ghosts, the Bay Area's favorite holiday tradition returns as American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) presents its celebrated production of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Now in the theater's 42nd year of presenting the holiday classic, this version of A Christmas Carol-adapted by Paul Walsh and Carey Perloff-stays true to the heart of Dickens's timeless story of redemption and brings a playful sensibility to his rich language. A Christmas Carol runs December 6-29, 2018, at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). Press night is Wednesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets (ranging in price from $10-$120) are available by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415-749-2228 or online at www.act-sf.org. Groups of 15 or more save up to 50% and enjoy free tickets for group leaders. For group sales, call 415-439-2424. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

A.C.T.'s Master Of Fine Arts Program & Young Conservatory Announce 2018â€"19 Producti Photo A.C.T.'s Master Of Fine Arts Program & Young Conservatory Announce 2018â€"19 Production Lineup
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 12, 2018

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Conservatory Director Melissa Smith and Young Conservatory Director Jill MacLean announced today the 2018-19 production lineup and schedule for the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program and Young Conservatory. Tickets for all performances are available online at www.act-sf.org/csvshows or by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415-749-2228.

RHINOCEROS Closes A.C.T.'s 2018­â€"19 Season Photo RHINOCEROS Closes A.C.T.'s 2018­â€"19 Season
by Julie Musbach - Jun 14, 2018

Incoming American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon announced today that Eugene Ionesco's RHINOCEROS-translated by Derek Prouse and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Frank Galati-will be the final production of A.C.T.'s 2018-19 season.

American Conservatory Theater Announces 2018â€"19 Season Photo American Conservatory Theater Announces 2018â€"19 Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 3, 2018

The 2018-19 season includes Lynn Nottage's 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, SWEAT; Jaclyn Backhaus's ingenious and provocative telling of 19th-century American explorers, MEN ON BOATS; Edward Albee's wildly imaginative and satirical Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy, SEASCAPE; Mfoniso Udofia's achingly poignant drama, HER PORTMANTEAU; Lauren Yee's exploration of cultural identity, global politics, and basketball, THE GREAT LEAP; and Kate Hamill's rollicking new stage adaptation of William Thackeray's classic novel, VANITY FAIR.

Kate Hamill's VANITY FAIR Extends for Final Time Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The Pearl Theatre Company will add two weeks of performances to the world premiere production of Kate Hamill's Vanity Fair, which opened on April 28, 2017 and must close on May 27.

BWW Review: Sharp Cast Brings Scandal to the Stage in Pearl Theatre Co.'s VANITY FAIR
by Kristen Morale - Apr 3, 2017

With a slight contemporary flare that is truthfully surpassed by the timeless spark characters like Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley hold so dear, and with an effect made that much more potent when seen in a theatrical light, the Pearl Theatre Co. now presents Vanity Fair for its world premiere: a production that is bound to capture your attention.

Pearl Theatre Company Announces Additional Dates for Kate Hamill's VANITY FAIR
by Julie Musbach - Apr 2, 2017

Due to an overwhelming response, The Pearl Theatre Company will add two additional performance weeks to the world premiere production of Kate Hamill's Vanity Fair.

The Pearl Extends World Premiere of Kate Hamill's VANITY FAIR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

In response to popular demand, The Pearl Theatre Company extends the world premiere of Kate Hamill's Vanity Fair through Sunday, April 30.  Directed by Bedlam's Artistic Director, Eric Tucker, the production will now run from March 24 through April 30.

Kate Hamill's VANITY FAIR Will Climb the Social Ladder Off-Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The Pearl Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Vanity Fair by Kate Hamill, best known for her critically-acclaimed, off-Broadway hit Sense & Sensibility. 

National Portrait Gallery to Display Charlotte Brontë Exhibit, 2/22
by Matt Smith - Feb 23, 2016

A major display of personal items, original manuscripts and works of art to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë, author of Jane Eyre, opens at the National Portrait Gallery today, Monday 22February. 

Shuler Hensley & More Set for Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's Reading Series
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 21, 2015

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's popular reading series, HVSF2, curated by Christine Scarfuto, will highlight the work of some of America's most celebrated playwrights. Members of the HVSF acting company will be featured in the readings along with several renowned stage and film actors. Readings will take place at The Depot Theatre in Garrison on August 5, 7, 12, and 20. All Readings begin at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at the Depot Theater website http://www.philipstowndepottheatre.org/.