Venue Details

792 Star Starred
A.C.T.
near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-749-2ACT
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“Coolly intelligent and as keen and fatal as a stiletto hit to the heart.” —The Guardian (London)
“Explosive…positively reeking of decadence…no-holds-barred emotional intensity.” —The Daily Telegraph
“Like a modern-day horror story…not for the faint of heart.” —Austin American-Statesman
“Ford’s shocker is about 375 years old, yet its sex, sadism, and heart-stopping finale feel as current as a creepy crime-scene TV show.” —The Vancouver Sun

Description

This rarely staged Jacobean tragedy pits the hot-blooded violation of a shocking sexual taboo against the dirty machinations of a corrupt church and state. The result is passionate and poetic, violent and sardonic and a classic that is mordantly fresh. Starring Tony Award–nominated Michael Hayden and A.C.T.‘s own René Augesen, winner of a 2007 Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle Award, and set to the virtuosic, edgy stylings of cellist-singer Bonfire Madigan Shive.