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The Good Doctor 

Wednesday, May 7 2014

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, yes, a doctor — this time with roots in fourth century BCE China. The Orphan of Zhao is the first Chinese play to be translated in the West and spawned countless stage and screen adaptations. You'll have to wait until June to see Wong star in James Fenton's reimagination of the classic, but stop by the theater during an exciting last month of rehearsals for a night of BD Wong and A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff in conversation. Wong and Perloff will cover a wide range of topics, including Wong's career, growing up in San Francisco, and his upcoming A.C.T. debut. Wong has been an accomplished stage actor for quite some time — he received an impressive number of accolades for his performance in M.Butterfly in 1988 — but we're sure he'll entertain a question or two about his upcoming, single-episode return to the SVU universe for all the Huang devotees in the audience.

Mon., May 19, 7:30 p.m., 2014

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