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Culture, The Exhibitionist Memoir Shows American Conservatory Theater's Perloff Is a Force of Nature

Memoir Shows American Conservatory Theater's Perloff Is a Force of Nature

Stand barefoot on a coastal shore during a storm and you will know what it’s like to encounter Carey Perloff, artistic director for over 20 years at American Conservatory Theater. Pounding surf overriding one’s own heartbeat, gritty sand between…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Good Doctor

The Good Doctor

Great news for those still mourning the departure of our favorite soft-spoken, sweater-wearing TV shrink from Law and Order: SVU; Dr. Huang is back! Well, not exactly, but actor BD Wong is making his San Francisco stage debut as,…
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News, Feature The Show Must Go On: Will Mid-Market's Dramatic Development Attract an Audience?

The Show Must Go On: Will Mid-Market's Dramatic Development Attract an Audience?

Through its many incarnations, the Strand Theatre has become a near-perfect symbol of transitions on Market Street. It hosted stage productions from 1917 until 1977, first as part of a chain run by vaudeville showman Sidney Grauman, and later under…
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Hidden Stages: A New Service Creates a Rental Market for Low-Budget Performers

Anyone familiar with San Francisco's theater district also knows that it's a patchwork of derelict and abandoned spaces. There's the 285-seat Strand Theatre on Market Street, which was actually a bird graveyard until ACT Artistic Director Carey Perloff launched a…
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Calendar, Night&Day For the Bob Cratchit in Us All

For the Bob Cratchit in Us All

A.C.T. has staged A Christmas Carol for 35 years, but in today's political and economic climate, Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh's adaptation of the Dickens novella could hardly feel timelier. "The parallels between now and what was going on Dickens'…
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Calendar, Night&Day Timeless -- and Timely -- as Ever

Timeless -- and Timely -- as Ever

A.C.T. has staged A Christmas Carol for 35 years, but in today’s political and economic climate, Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh’s adaptation of the Dickens novella could hardly feel timelier. “The parallels between now and what was going on Dickens’…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Ph&egrave;dre</i>

Phèdre

Neoclassical French drama is most famous for its rigid adherence to the theory that nothing interesting must ever be shown onstage. Instead, the plot is advanced by the characters confessing to each other all the amazing things that happened offstage.…
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Culture, Stagecap

Phèdre

Neoclassical French drama is most famous for its rigid adherence to the theory that nothing interesting must ever be shown onstage. Instead, the plot is advanced by the characters confessing to each other all the amazing things that happened offstage.…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>A Christmas Carol</i>

A Christmas Carol

The A.C.T.'s production of A Christmas Carol is now in its 32nd year -- if you can leave it without your bah-humbugs banished, there's no hope for you. This year's show, adapted by Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh and directed…
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Calendar, Night&Day And the Band Played On

And the Band Played On

Such is the state of anti-touchy-feelyness nowadays that it’s worth noting when The New York Times calls something “triumphantly sentimental.” Especially when that something is a play by Tom Stoppard, known more for cerebral puzzlers like Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are…
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Culture, Stage 'Tis Pity She's a Bore

'Tis Pity She's a Bore

John Ford's 1630 revenge play, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, rages with enough blood, lust, and retribution to make the dictator of a small Third World nation look like a saint. Poison flows, siblings have sex, and a sweet old…
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A.C.T. comedy directed by Carey Perloff a big stinker

Hailed as Russia's most beloved comedy and newly translated by "Britain's greatest living satirist" Alistair Beaton, the American Conservatory Theater has loaded the cast of The Government Inspector with, as its press release states, the "Bay Area's best-loved comic actors."…
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Letters to the Editor

ACTing the Fool Take a bow, Perloff: Thanks to Chloe Veltman for finally talking about the "elephant in the corner of the room" in the recent review . ACT under the artistic direction of Carey Perloff…
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Culture, Stage Conscientious  Objector

Conscientious Objector

Of all the characteristics that a drama critic must possess to do her job properly, an obscene sense of optimism has to be one of the most useful. If I didn't walk into the theater each night willing the next…
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Luminescence Dating

"Have you seen a 7-foot naked statue that seems to have disappeared off the face of the Earth?" This is the central mystery driving ACT Artistic Director Carey Perloff's new romantic thriller about three archaeologists linked in an obsessive search…
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A Scrooge Is Born

Had I been a child when I saw ACT's A Christmas Carol last year — innocent in the ways of costume design, wind machines, and theatrical lighting — the Ghost of Christmas Future would have haunted me forever. It was…
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Travesties

It's hard not to walk out of a Tom Stoppard play and not feel poorly educated. During Travesties' 2 1/2 hours, Stoppard nimbly sprints through Marxism, socialism, dadaism, nihilism, imperialism, expressionism, and cubism, then wraps it all up with a…
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Culture, Stage <i>Christmas </i>Present

Christmas Present

When it comes to Christmas, people don't much care for innovation. Those averse to extracting pine needles from the carpet may opt for a plastic tree, and vegetarians invariably substitute a nut roast for the holiday ham, but that's about…
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Culture, Stage

The Voysey Inheritance

In Harley Granville-Barker's 1905 play, Edward Voysey inherits his father's bankrupt financial law firm and attempts to right decades of professional malpractice perpetrated against clients by his affable yet frivolous forebears. A hundred years and a good many real-world corporate…
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Vanishing Act

He's been called, on various occasions, "preening, arrogant, sinister"; "a raving tyrant, enthusiastically cruel and as self-convinced as one of Tom Waits' growling drunkards"; "quiet, intense, inarticulate and bewildered, growing more helplessly tongue-tied the more he understands what's going on."…
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