A.C.T. 3-Show Subscription: Race, Humor Abuse & Scorched
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A.C.T.'s acclaimed, music-infused adaptation of Dickens' beloved tale returns, in a sumptuous production that's become one of the Bay Area's favorite holiday traditions. A large, lively cast tells the story of lonely old miser Ebenezer Scrooge, a bah-humbuggy sort who's shown a second chance by four ghosts who visit him one spooky Christmas Eve. A classic story of redemption and forgiveness, A Christmas Carol captures the true spirit and magic of the holiday season, especially in this imaginative version written by A.C.T.'s own artistic director Carey Perloff and alumnus Paul Walsh. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Joe R.
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The production of David Mamet's RACE was very thought provoking and intense throughout the 90 minute production. Well acted and the direction provided the audience a well balance pe;rformancet. The set, albeit a big overwhelming, was very effective in adding to the impact of this well written drama.
Fresh from a triumphant run on Broadway, David Mamet's sly and searing legal comedy makes its West Coast debut at A.C.T. With his trademark verbal pyrotechnics, Mamet unleashes a thrilling power struggle as three attorneys scramble to represent a wealthy white man accused of assaulting a black woman. As alliances shift and battle lines are drawn, Race boldly confronts the most incendiary issues of our time, challenging our perceptions of justice: What is the truth, and who has the right to tell it?
Race contains adult language and is recommended for those age 14 and older.
"A 'shock' drama [of] sex, race, loyalty, and betrayal." --New York magazine
"The dialogue is tasty, the confrontations spiky." --Variety
"Exhilarating." --The New Yorker
"A topical detective story." --The New York Times
About Humor Abuse
In this theatrical high-wire act and love letter to the Bay Area, Lorenzo Pisoni -- the youngest member of the Pickle Family Circus and son of cofounder Larry Pisoni -- tells the story of growing up (often literally) in his father's stage trunk. As he balances physical pratfalls with heartfelt recollections, Pisoni becomes "a one-man whirlwind" (WOR Radio), creating a vivid, living scrapbook of poignant memories and mesmerizing routines. Presented in association with Seattle Repertory Theatre.
"Breathtaking." --The New York Times
"A heartfelt story of a son looking for what makes his father tick." --Associated Press
To fulfill their mother's dying wish, Janine and Simon embark on a journey to the Middle East to find the father and brother they never knew they had. Featuring Academy Award nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Scorched weaves its riveting mystery into a captivating tapestry, inviting us to slowly unravel an astonishing truth. The chaos of conflict has never been so immediate -- or so human.
"A work of raw power ... delicately lyrical and unforgettable." --Philadelphia Weekly
"Suspenseful and engrossing." --The New York Times