THE WIDOW CLAIRE & COURTSHIP Introduce the M.F.A. Program Class of 2013
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2011

The American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program and Young Conservatory (YC) present Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winner Horton Foote's The Widow Claire and Courtship, two one-act plays from his beloved nine-play epic, The Orphans' Home Cycle (more...)

THE WIDOW CLAIRE & COURTSHIP Introduce the M.F.A. Program Class of 2013
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2011

The American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program and Young Conservatory (YC) present Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winner Horton Foote's The Widow Claire and Courtship, two one-act plays from his beloved nine-play epic, The Orphans' Home Cycle (more...)

James Carpenter to Lead ACT's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2012

Featuring a lively cast of dozens, delightful music, gorgeous costumes, and those deliciously spooky ghosts, the Bay Area's favorite holiday tradition returns with American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)'s celebrated production of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Now in its 36th year, 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 November 30-December 24, 2012, at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). Press night is Tuesday, December 4, at 7 p.m. VIP seating is available for all performances, and VIP ticket holders enjoy the best seats in the house and complimentary drinks during intermission. Tickets (ranging in price from $20-$95), 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. Call Edward Budworth at 415.439.2473 for group sales. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A.C.T.'s A CHRISTMAS CAROL Delights!
by Linda Hodges - Dec 7, 2012

Playing now through December 24, the message and the magic of A.C.T.'s 'A Christmas Carol,' will delight and inspire children of all ages. (more...)

A.C.T. to Premiere DEAD METAPHOR, 2/28-3/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) welcomes the new year with the world premiere ofDead Metaphor -George F. Walker's dark comedy that satirizes the hypocrisies and politics of postwar living. When Dean returns home from the war in the Middle East and hits the job market, he discovers that his superior military skills don't get him very far in the business world. (more...)

A.C.T. Premieres DEAD METAPHOR, Now thru 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2013

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) welcomes the new year with the world premiere of Dead Metaphor -George F. Walker's dark comedy that satirizes the hypocrisies and politics of postwar living. When Dean returns home from the war in the Middle East and hits the job market, he discovers that his superior military skills don't get him very far in the business world. (more...)

Phil Bronstein Joins DEAD METAPHOR Talkback at A.C.T., 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2013

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will welcome Phil Bronstein - esteemed journalist and Executive Chair of the Board for the Center for Investigative Reporting - for a special postshow discussion with A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff immediately following the 8 p.m. performance of George F. Walker's Dead Metaphor on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. The discussion will explore issues raised by Dead Metaphor, including nationwide unemployment rates among veterans and the politics of postwar living. Bronstein will also discuss his recent investigative report on the Navy Seal responsible for killing Osama Bin Laden who has since had difficulty finding a job back at home (http://cironline.org/theshooter). Tickets for Dead Metaphor (starting at $20) are on sale now and may be purchased online at act-sf.org or by calling 415.749.2228. Admission to the discussion is free, but only guaranteed for that evening's Dead Metaphor ticket holders. (more...)

Phil Bronstein Set for DEAD METAPHOR Talkback at A.C.T. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will welcome Phil Bronstein - esteemed journalist and Executive Chair of the Board for the Center for Investigative Reporting - for a special postshow discussion with A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff immediately following the 8 p.m. performance of George F. Walker's Dead Metaphor tonight, March 20, 2013. (more...)

A.C.T. Completes 2012-13 Season With Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will close its 2012-13 season with a dazzling new production of Tom Stoppard's masterwork, Arcadia. Directed by A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff, Arcadia unfolds in a beautiful English country house and moves between the nineteenth century and the present through a series of love stories, as characters from both eras discover connections, unearth mysteries, and unravel hidden truths about the nature of heat and desire. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rebekah Brockman, Jack Cutmore-Scott and More in ARCADIA
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) closes its 2012-13 season with a dazzling new production of Tom Stoppard's masterwork, Arcadia. Directed by A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff, Arcadia unfolds in a beautiful English country house and moves between the nineteenth century and the present through a series of love stories, as characters from both eras discover connections, unearth mysteries, and unravel hidden truths about the nature of heat and desire. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below. (more...)

ARCADIA at American Conservatory Theater Extends Through 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today that due to popular demand, A.C.T.'s 'dazzling' (Bay Area News Group) production of Tom Stoppard's masterwork, Arcadia, has extended through Sunday, June 16, 2013. The production was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, June 9. Tickets for all performances are on sale now and may be purchased online at www.act-sf.org or by calling 415.749.2228. (more...)

Dan Clegg & Rebekah Brockman to Lead California Shakespeare Theater's ROMEO & JULIET; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2013 season with a theatrically inventive production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, directed byShana Cooper (2011's Taming of the Shrew) playing at the Bruns Amphitheater July 3-28. (more...)

Les Waters to Direct OUR TOWN at Actors Theatre, 1/21-2/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein have announced that Actors Theatre continues its 50th Anniversary Season with Thornton Wilder's Our Town. Widely regarded as one of the finest plays ever written by an American, Our Town will be directed by Obie-award winning director Les Waters. The production, part of the Brown-Forman Series, will begin previews on January 21, open on January 23 and run through February 9, 2014. (more...)

Les Waters Directs OUR TOWN at Actors Theatre, Now thru 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein have announced that Actors Theatre continues its 50th Anniversary Season with Thornton Wilder's Our Town. Widely regarded as one of the finest plays ever written by an American, Our Town will be directed by Obie-award winning director Les Waters. The production, part of the Brown-Forman Series, will begin previews tonight, January 21, open on January 23 and run through February 9, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Actors Theatre's OUR TOWN Goes Grand By Staying Simple
by Todd Zeigler - Jan 30, 2014

Bravo to Les Waters, the play's director and Actors Theatre's artistic head, who plunges in and finds the play's true essence, making it a moving, lingering, even haunting experience. (more...)

Yale Rep Opens 2014-15 Season with Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA; Cast & Creative Team Set
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE opens its 2014-15 season with a new production of ARCADIA, the ravishingly romantic time-traveling masterpiece by Tom Stoppard, directed by James Bundy, October 3-25 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 9. (more...)

Yale Rep Opens 2014-15 Season with Starry Production of Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre opens its 2014-15 season with a new production of ARCADIA, the ravishingly romantic time-traveling masterpiece by Tom Stoppard, directed by James Bundy, today, October 3-25 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 9. (more...)

The Gift Theatre's Annual Season Kickoff TEN Returns Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

TEN, The Gift Theatre's annual season kickoff celebration of ten 10-minute plays, returns January 1-11, 2015. This year's premieres by The Gift and guests were curated by artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton and associate artistic director Paul D'Addario. Tickets to TEN are free for all at http://thegifttheatre.org/, however subscribers have the first opportunity to reserve. Advance reservations are recommended at 773-283-7071. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Open 2015 Season with THE LIAR, 5/5-23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2015 Season with the comedy, "The Liar," an adaptation by David Ives of Pierre Corneille's classic comedy that weaves an increasingly intricate web of lies leading to hilarious romantic misadventures. Celebrating the Playhouse's 85th season, the comedy will run May 5 - 23, directed by Penny Metropulos. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Opens 2015 Season with THE LIAR Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2015 Season with the comedy, 'The Liar,' an adaptation by David Ives of Pierre Corneille's classic comedy that weaves an increasingly intricate web of lies leading to hilarious romantic misadventures. Celebrating the Playhouse's 85th season, the comedy will run tonight, May 5 - 23, directed by Penny Metropulos. (more...)