Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

A.C.T. Presents the Acclaimed Rock Opera WEIGHTLESS

A.C.T. Presents the Acclaimed Rock Opera WEIGHTLESS

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon announced today that Weightless-the critically acclaimed rock opera by The Kilbanes, produced by Z Space and piece by piece productions-will play a limited engagement at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater (1127 Market St., San Francisco) April 30-May 12, 2019. Inspired by the story of Procne and Philomela from Ovid's Metamorphoses, Weightless weaves together myth with the Kilbanes' celebrated indie rock sound to tell a story of sisterhood, love, betrayal, and rebirth. Part concert, part play, part dream, Weightless is equal parts blistering rock show and bleeding-edge experimental theater. Press night will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Tickets ($25-$65) are available now at the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or online at Prices are subject to change without notice.

"Following sold-out shows at Z Space in 2018 and The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival at BRIC in Brooklyn in early 2019, we are thrilled to be partnering with A.C.T. in bringing Weightless back to the Bay Area," said piece by piece productions' Wendy Vanden Heuvel and Z Space's Lisa Steindler. "Weightlessis a perfect example of our commitment to the ongoing process of developing new work. We have taken what we have learned in the past two iterations to create a new theatrical experience for our home audiences."

"Continuing A.C.T.'s tradition of presenting world-class performances and original theatrical events, I look forward to welcoming the Kilbanes and the cast of Weightless to The Strand Theater," said MacKinnon. "This uniquely San Francisco Bay Area production is sure to set the stage for a night of electrifying and captivating theater."

Starring Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses (The Kilbanes), Weightless features (in alphabetical order) Lila Blue, Julia Brothers, Dan Harris, and Joshua Pollock.

Under the direction of Becca Wolff, the creative team for Weightless includes Angrette McCloskey (Scenic Designer), Christine Crook (Costume Designer), Ray Oppenheimer (Lighting Designer), Hana S. Kim (Projection Designer), Greg T. Kuhn (Sound Designer), and Dan Moses (Music Direction).

Weightless was commissioned by Z Space and Encore Theater Company and won "Best of Fringe" at the San Francisco Fringe Festival in 2012. A concert version of the show made the San Francisco Chronicle's "Top Ten Theater Picks of 2016." In 2018, Weightless had its world premiere at Z Space and most recently, Weightless performed at The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival in New York City in January 2019.

Weightless is executive produced by Kendra Bator and produced by Lisa Steindler, Z Space, and piece by piece productions.

Video: SIX Tour Queens Sing National Anthem for San Francisco Warriors Photo
Watch as The Queens of SIX's Aragon Tour performed the National Anthem for the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

Review: FANNIE - THE MUSIC AND LIFE OF FANNIE LOU HAMER at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Photo
What did our critic think of FANNIE - THE MUSIC AND LIFE OF FANNIE LOU HAMER at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley?

Front Porch to Present A Showcase Of Local Musical Talent Photo
Town Hall Theatre will kick off a quarterly performance series featuring local musicians performing well-known as well as original songs in an entertaining evening for the whole family. Entitled Front Porch Presents, the first show will happen on Friday, April 7th at 7:00pm on the stage at Town Hall Theatre and will feature special guest, Lafayette's Stevie Coyle of The Quitters, along with eight other musical acts. 

Bay Area Cabaret to Welcome FUNNY GIRLs Julie Benko with Jason Yeager in April Photo
Bay Area Cabaret will present the highly anticipated cabaret debut of Julie Benko, Broadway's sensational Funny Girl standby-to-breakout star as Fanny Brice, and Jason Yeager, the highly praised jazz pianist-composer, in their new hit show, Hand in Hand, on Sunday, April 16 at 5 p.m., at the elegant Venetian Room.

From This Author - Sarah Hookey


Recommended for You

San Francisco SHOWS

#repshow# in[i]# The Glass Menagerie
Marines Memorial (3/10-3/26)Tracker
#repshow# in[i]# Private
Potrero Stage (3/17-4/02)
#repshow# in[i]# Tiger Style!
Cinnabar Theater (4/07-4/23)
#repshow# in[i]# "Jack Absolute Flies Again" (NT Live)
Hammer Theatre Center (3/26-3/30)
#repshow# in[i]# Yerma
Shotgun Players (5/20-6/18)
#repshow# in[i]# Thirty-Six
Shotgun Players (4/17-4/18)
#repshow# in[i]# "Adam Strauss Is Not Unhappy"
The Marsh (3/10-3/31)
#repshow# in[i]# San Francisco Playhouse presents "Clue"
San Francisco Playhouse (3/09-4/22)
#repshow# in[i]# Prospero's Island
Herbst Theatre (3/25-3/25)PHOTOS
#repshow# in[i]# "The Never Too Late Show"
The Marsh (2/25-3/26)
#repshow# in[i]# "Aren't You...?"
The Marsh (4/07-5/05)
#repshow# in[i]# An Enchanted Evening
Transcendence Theatre Company (9/08-9/17)
#repshow# in[i]# The Mating Game: An Improvised Game Show that's More than a Game!
Lesher Center for the Arts (4/13-4/23)
#repshow# in[i]# COCKETTES: RES-ERECTION
OASIS (3/23-3/25)
Is God Is
Oakland Theater Project (3/31-4/23)PHOTOS

word game
Get Broadway's #1 Newsletter

News + special offers for Broadway Shows