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Launched in 1994 with Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Words on Plays—A.C.T.’s in-depth performance guide series—is part of A.C.T.’s mission to develop a lively and thought-provoking dialogue with our community. For 25 years and more than 150 mainstage productions, it has offered a variety of ways to learn about the plays, productions, and people who make theater happen on A.C.T.’s stages.

Each purchase of Words on Plays directly supports A.C.T.’s ACTsmart education programs, serving teachers and students throughout the Bay Area. When you buy an edition of Words on Plays, you extend the love of theater to future generations—while learning more about the show!
 Words on Plays can be purchased at A.C.T.’s theaters.


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Consider a season-long subscription. Words on Plays subscribers receive copies before the first performance of the show, allowing plenty of time to read up on the play before the performance.

To subscribe to a full or partial season of Words on Plays (print or digital), please call 415.749.2250.



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