A.C.T. Two-Show Mini-Subscription: Clybourne Park and The Homecoming
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Master clowns Bill Irwin (Scapin, Waiting for Godot), a two-time Tony winner, and David Shiner (Cirque du Soleil, Seussical) bring their stage hit Old Hats to A.C.T. Their hilarious new work features original music, imaginative movement and a captivating use of technology designed to bring a smile to your face. Shiner and Irwin also co-created the Broadway hit Fool Moon, which ran through most of the '90s and racked up two Tonys, a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. A continuation of Fool Moon, the joyful Old Hats won the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience and the 2013 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revue. Irwin took home his Tonys for his dramatic role in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? along with Fool Moon, but he may be best known as Mr. Noodle from Elmo's World. Shiner not only originated the role of the Cat in the Hat from Broadway's Seussical, but he also wrote and directed Cirque du Soleil: KOOZA. This production features direction from Tina Landau, whose production of Saroyan's The Time of Your Life thrilled audiences in 2004. Learn More
Saturday Matinee, lots of traffic; coming from los altos took me exactly 1 hour, but I drive like a demon. Was going to PARK @ hotel Donatello, read that fee was only $6 - but by 1:30 that lot was full, the one right next to it was $20 flat fee (!!) but I parked there because didn't want any hassle. Take bart if you can, easy walk to ACT theatre.Old Hats travel • Sep 15 2014 star this tip starred
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Terrific play! Went on opening night and timing was a bit off; however, I feel confident this will be corrected. Actors needed to know just how long audience would laugh before starting their next lines. Sometimes it was difficult hear and it is hoped this too will be corrected,.
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Really interesting issues, great writing, and TERRIFIC acting by A.C.T. core members/grads and Richard Thieriot. Wow! Nice to see "so many" (seven) characters on stage at once too. Get ready for I-can't-believe-they're-saying-it dialogue in Act...continued
Don’t miss the first two shows of the new year! A.C.T. presents the West Coast premiere of the internationally acclaimed comedy Clybourne Park, which cleverly spins the events of A Raisin in the Sun to tell an unforgettable new story about race and real estate in America. Next up, a celebration of Nobel Prize–winning playwright Harold Pinter’s legacy with his most sexually provocative play, The Homecoming, a vivid drama that chronicles the grueling power struggle that ensues when a long-absent son and his attractive wife return to his contentious childhood home in London’s East End.
Clybourne Park: Home is where the heart—and history—is in Clybourne Park, which cleverly spins the events of the incendiary 1959 drama A Raisin in the Sun to reveal fresh perspectives on the politics of race in America. Act I opens in 1959, as a white couple sells their home in a middle-class Chicago neighborhood to a black family, causing uproar in their all-white community. Act II transports us to 2009, when the stakes are different, but the debate is eerily familiar, as negotiations about a white couple’s gentrification plans for the house—in what has become a historic black neighborhood—whirl into lightning-quick and uncomfortably revealing repartee. A “buzz-saw sharp new comedy” (The Washington Post) from an adamant provocateur, Clybourne Park stirs up the divisive ghosts of race and class that lurk beneath the contemporary veneer of political correctness.
The Homecoming: A.C.T. celebrates Nobel Prize–winning playwright Harold Pinter’s legacy with his most sexually provocative play. A long-absent son and his attractive wife, Ruth, return to his contentious childhood home in London’s East End. Caught in a grueling power struggle, father and sons vie for Ruth’s attention and affection with outrageous consequences in a play that changed the face of 20th-century drama. Longtime Pinter collaborator and A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff directs this brilliant classic featuring René Augesen, who celebrates her tenth-anniversary season as part of the A.C.T. core acting company.