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Can you trust her?


by Christopher Chen

Directed by Pam MacKinnon

May 28–Jun 27,2021

Runs approximately 65 minutes with no intermission


May 28–Jun 27,2021

“Communion seeks to expose . . . the show celebrates that we can still believe and commune against the odds, even when we’re told not to.”

San Francisco Chronicle

“Clever! There’s so much intelligence in Communion, enhanced by Ross’s mischievous performance and MacKinnon’s sleek direction.”

The New York Times

“Smart, funny, and unique”


“The night I watched, several of us heads-in-boxes, complete strangers to one another, lingered to discuss the show. If that isn’t communion, what is?”

SF Examiner

“Ross is masterful in everything she does”


“Uses the [Zoom] format to its fullest, weirdest, wonkiest effect”


Obie Award–winning playwright Christopher Chen is a master of psychological intrigue. His plays invite an audience to experience a world of unknown.

Actor Stacy Ross has been on stages throughout the Bay Area, appearing as everyone from Hedda Gabler to Leni Riefenstahl. You’ve most likely spent many hours watching Stacy, experiencing her emotions, and reveling in her talent; you may think you know her—but do you?

A.C.T. invites you to connect through Zoom with a celebrated actor looking to commune with a private audience. Chris, Stacy, and A.C.T. Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon have come together to create a live, world-premiere experience written just for A.C.T. that is part docudrama, part mystery, part confessional, and totally theatrical. By performance’s end you may still be unsure who Stacy Ross really is—but through the process of communing, she’ll most definitely know more about you.

Reserve your space to attend a live performance of Communion. We want to say more, but we’ve already said too much.

All titles, schedules, and artists are subject to change.

Ticket sales stop 4 hours before each performance.

This production of Communion is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts

Explore the Program

Communion Program

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House Rules of Play

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Meet the Staff

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Stacy Ross


Christopher Chen


Pam MacKinnon