Mercury News

“Hilarious and often poignant”
San Francisco Examiner

“A cosmic riddle of a play”
San Francisco Chronicle


“Crackles with crisp performances”
Theater Dogs

“What a debut!
Sit back and enjoy the brilliance of
what director Pam MacKinnon has
done in her first A.C.T. outing”

Tallkin' Broadway

“Exquisitely written”
The New Yorker

“Albee at his most surreal, playful,
and metaphorical . . . MacKinnon
has directed a strong cast of actors
with great subtlety and wit”

Opening Night SF


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Directed by Pam MacKinnon

January 23–February 17, 2019
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater

Running time:
2 hours, including one intermission

In her A.C.T. debut, Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon continues her career-long exploration of American theater’s legendary playwright, Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?).

In this wildly imaginative and satirical comedy, a newly retired couple picnics on a beach and squabbles about their life together when they are interrupted by two human-sized, English-speaking lizards. Are the newcomers an evolutionary miracle, or a threat? And which couple is the greater risk to the other?

As the two pairs begin to communicate, they come uneasily together, discovering how transitions in life can spark terror and restlessness in any creature of habit. Albee returns to The Geary for the first time in a decade, with a sparkling fantasy of growing up and growing old, fear and adventure, love and laughter.



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