A.C.T.’s award-winning Conservatory presents a wide array of productions each year, featuring some of the brightest and most creative performers in the country. From showcasing the talents of students training in the nationally renowned Master of Fine Arts Program, to unveiling the prodigious skills of young actors (ages 8–19) studying in the Young Conservatory, these productions are a place where students put their skills into practice, engage with enthusiastic audiences, and create some of the most dynamic work you’ll see onstage.
by Lope de Vega
Translated by Adrian Mitchell
Directed by Domenique Lozano
May 9–12, 2018
The Rueff at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater
1127 Market Street
Resistance. Dishonor. Torture. Power. The citizens of Fuente Ovejuna are fed up. Their commander is raping their women, and murdering anyone who stands in his way. In a small town caught between two armies, who can the citizens turn to except each other? An exploration of honor, morality, and female leadership from Renaissance Spain’s most beloved playwright.
by Wole Soyinka
Directed by Stephen Buescher
May 9–12, 2018
The Costume Shop Theater
1117 Market Street
A battle is raging in Thebes. On one side, a king. On the other, a god. It’s man versus nature in Nobel Prize–winning Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka’s visceral drama of vengeance and defiance. Brimming with Soyinka’s poetic, muscular voice, The Bacchae of Euripides is a dark, unflinching look at humanity’s power to imprison, test, and endure.
May 18 & 21 (High School Musical Ensemble)
May 19 & 20 (High School Cabaret Ensemble)
In the final cabaret performance of the 2017–18 season, student performers bring to the stage songs of their own choosing from a variety of musical genres. We look forward to celebrating another wonderful season with this special night showcasing the enormous talent and uniqueness of our cabaret ensemble members.
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