All-Star Staged Reading of New Play 8 Chronicles California's Proposition 8
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The last date listed for 8 was Sunday October 7, 2012 / 7:00pm.
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In this modern masterwork -- critically praised as a unique mix of Oscar Wilde and Bertolt Brecht -- the great Irish writer George Bernard Shaw pits a military industrialist against his crusading daughter. She's a Salvation Army major; he's an arms manufacturer and whiskey distiller -- on certain issues, they could not disagree more. But when he begins donating money to her organization, matters come to a head as the characters grapple with questions of business, faith, family and philanthropy. After 16 years, A.C.T. brings Shaw back to the stage with this co-production with Theatre Calgary, one of A.C.T.'s favorite Canadian collaborators, featuring an international cast of Canadian and American actors. Learn More
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Featured review from Robert S.
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Eye-opening stuff from what they tried to make sure we'd never see.
Like any good courtroom drama, you're entertained and sometimes even on the edge of your seat despite knowing the outcome beforehand. High marks to Holland Taylor for her gender-rific Judge Vaughn Walker. You laugh, you cry, you learn!
Proceeds from the reading benefit AFER and LGBTQ youth participating in A.C.T.'s ACTsmart (formerly known as ArtReach) program, which offers free student matinee tickets and theater-based pre- and postshow workshops at no cost to 23 public high schools in the Bay Area (including all 18 San Francisco public high schools) with large populations of underserved, low-income students who otherwise would have little exposure to the arts.