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Starring Bill Irwin

January 10–22, 2017
A.C.T.’s Strand Theater

"Irwin and Beckett are artistic soul mates" —San Francisco Chronicle

After a sold-out engagement last December, Tony Award–winner Bill Irwin returns to The Strand with On Beckett, his latest exploration of Samuel Beckett. In this exhilarating look at plays, prose, and poetry—and some soft-shoe rhythms—Irwin combines a series of Beckett passages with personal musings from a lifetime of exploring the writer’s work.

Running Time: 90 minutes, with no intermission.

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Adapted by Ursula Rani Sarma
Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini
Original music written and performed by David Coulter
Directed by Carey Perloff
A coproduction with Theatre Calgary

February 1–26
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater

“Brave, honorable, big-hearted . . . powerfully moving!”
The Washington Post

“Inspirational, outstanding . . . a story of hope and of life!”
The Guardian

A Thousand Splendid Suns is the epic story of three generations of Afghan women who are bound together by marriage, family, and a secret past, amid the war-torn streets of modern-day Kabul. Strong-willed Laila, unmarried and pregnant, is forced to marry her older neighbor when her family and home are torn apart. In her new home, she forges an extraordinary and unlikely friendship with Mariam, her husband’s first wife, and together the two women find the hope and strength to raise a new generation. Based on the best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini that sold over seven million copies and featuring live music from composer and saw player David Coulter (Kronos Quartet; The Black Rider), this stunning world premiere is not to be missed.

Running time: TBD

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by Annie Baker
Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll

February 22–April 23
A.C.T.’s Strand Theater

“Haunting and haunted!”
The New York Times

“You can’t take your eyes off it!”
The Guardian

A haunting drama that took off-Broadway by storm, John is the latest hit from American theater’s hottest new voice—Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker (The Flick). Twentysomethings Jenny and Elias arrive at an old bed-and-breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania—he wants to tour the historic battlefield, she wants to be left alone. But in the creaking Civil War house, amid the shelves of smiling dolls and the ghostly landlady, every crack between the couple starts to surface. Echoing with tension, humor, and unease like a modern-day Chekhov, playwright Annie Baker creates a twenty-first-century nerve-jangler that had critics raving. “John is so good, on so many levels, that it casts a unique and brilliant light” (The New Yorker).

Running time: TBD

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Written and directed by Robert Lepage
Produced by Ex Machina

March 30–April 23
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater

“A masterpiece”
Toronto Star

“Hypnotizing”
Boston Globe

“Super-visionary!”
The New York Times

Jazz legend Miles Davis travels to Europe in 1949 to discover the pleasures of Paris, unlock his creativity, and find his heroine in Juliette Gréco. At the same time, French filmmaker Jean Cocteau embarks on his own opium-fueled journey to New York. Individually, the stories are thrilling and heartbreaking, but what elevates this production is the extraordinary storytelling.

Visionary Canadian director Robert Lepage mounts his set inside a vast suspended cube, with which he frames interlocking scenes from the different journeys. The result is not only a breathtaking dive into art and exile but also a spellbinding mix of stagecraft and visual storytelling.

Running time: TBD

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Based on The Mahabharata and the play by Jean-Claude Carrière
Adapted and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne

April 26–May 21
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater

“A production of stunning beauty”
Le Figaro

“One of the most influential directors of the last century”
San Francisco Chronicle

Following his stunning worldwide success with The Suit, which played to standing ovations and sold-out houses at A.C.T. in 2014, legendary director Peter Brook is back. Thirty years after Brook’s groundbreaking adaptation of the Indian epic The Mahabharata, the director has created an intimate new interpretation and staging of this timeless tale in perhaps his finest work.

A newly crowned king surveys a post-war battlefield—his army has won him the crown, but at what price? Written almost 2,500 years ago, The Mahabharata’s magical story of finding tranquillity in the midst of war and destruction has striking connections to modern times, and has inspired some of Brook’s most beautiful images and most transformative theatrical moments. “Like a zen master, Peter Brook refines and concentrates his theater ever more. He offers us a play that resembles a perfect and suspended movement, light as a breath” (Le Monde).

Running time: TBD

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Written and directed by Randy Johnson

June 7–July 2
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater

“Rocks the house!”
The New York Times

“Wild and joyously raucous”
The Hollywood Reporter

“Electrifying! A celebration of the blues and those beautiful bruises they leave on the singer’s soul.”
Variety

Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock ’n’ roll. The unmistakable voice, laced with raw emotion and Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. A.C.T. invites you to share an evening with the woman and her influences in the hit Broadway musical A Night with Janis Joplin. Fueled by such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby,” and “Summertime,” a remarkable cast, and breakout performances, A Night with Janis Joplin is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock ’n’ roll’s greatest legends. The perfect way to celebrate the half-century of San Francisco’s Summer of Love, A Night with Janis is a fitting production to close out our 50th-anniversary season.

Running time: TBD

Group Tickets for A Night with Janis Joplin will not be available until January 2017. To be among the first to hear when tickets are available, contact Cheyenne Postell at cpostell@act-sf.org or 415.439.2388.


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