San Jose Rep Celebrates 30 Years With a World Premiere of Love In American Times
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The last date listed for Love In American Times was Wednesday May 18, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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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
Quotes & Highlights
- Read a preview article on the play from Playbill.
- Attendees at the Wednesday, May 18 performance are invited to the opening Afters! party. Afters! -- the British word for dessert -- is San Jose Rep’s opening night post-show celebration that allows patrons the chance to experience the thrill of opening night with the cast, artistic staff and fellow theatre-goers. Drinks and sweets will be served. Afters! takes place in the lobbies of the 1st & 2nd floors.
Sparks aren’t the only things flying in this smart, sophisticated, romantic comedy.
The age-old tradition of matchmaking takes a contemporary twist when the powerful, self-made, wealthy businessman, Jack Heller, meets the accomplished, sharp and extremely attractive, Scarlett Mori-Yang in a pre-arranged meeting. Jack and Scarlett deliciously spar, test, probe and one-up each other in what could scarcely resemble a “date,” as they evaluate one another’s qualifications. With a pre-nuptial that looks more like articles of incorporation than a financial arrangement, the deal is sealed. But it isn’t long before dysfunctional chaos breaks out when Jack’s family and soon to be ex-wife enter the picture. Is there room for love with two intractable egos, single-minded practicality and no shortage of money or power?