A.C.T. is taking group sales to the next level


At A.C.T., groups of 10+ receive one free ticket for every 10 tickets purchased, discounts of up to 55%, personalized service, and more.

New  First-Five Savings

Book one of our designated First Five performances of a show and unlock bonus savings!*

New  The Ensemble Program

Getting your friends to choose a date can be tough. With Ensemble, you select up to five performance dates, receive a personalized discount code for up to 30% off, and your crew book their seats using the code.

New  InterACT Experiences

From free in-depth conversations with the cast and directors to hosted post-show parties, you get more for less when you book for an InterACT performance. Make a group booking for an InterACT date and receive two free tickets for every 10 tickets purchased!

*Email groups@act-sf.org or call 415.439.2424 for applicable dates and savings rates.  

Group Sales for the 2019–20 Season will be available in August 2019
 

Questions?
Email groups@act-sf.org
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by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Tamilla Woodard

Sep 19–Oct 13
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater
 

Shattering the glass ceiling doesn’t come without a few injuries. It’s 1980s Britain and nothing will stop Marlene’s ascent from working girl to top exec. Not the sniveling, jealous male coworker. Not the family birthdays she’ll miss. Not even other women. In the race to the top, there’s no time for sisterhood.

Written by Caryl Churchill (Love and Information), one of the English language’s greatest living playwrights, and directed by Tamilla Woodard (Men on Boats) in her return to A.C.T., this modern classic dissects the cost of progress in a world divided by class, cruelty, and capitalism.


“Breathtaking . . . a masterful work”
The Washington Post


“One of the most resonant theatrical set pieces of the past 50 years”
The New York Times

 

by Kate Attwell
Directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon

Oct 24–Dec 8
A.C.T.’s Strand Theater
 

How can we understand the present, if we won’t acknowledge the past? Tony Award winner and A.C.T.’s Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon (in her Strand Theater debut) directs this scorching and comic world premiere by playwright Kate Attwell—a contrast of two interwoven stories focusing on cricket, a game of strict rules and hidden violence. 

It’s 2019 and tensions in the locker room rise during a world-class match between rival women’s cricket players from India and England, as secrets spill about relationships, influencers, and the integrity of the sport. Then in 1800 (or so), Abhi, the Number One Sepoy of the East India Co., struggles to force two bungling, cheating British administrators—absorbed in setting down the rules of cricket—to focus on the famine they have created outside the compound walls.


As the actors shift gears from modern to historical—mashing up theatrical conventions with past and present—Kate Attwell asks hard-hitting questions about colonialism, gender, and power. Testmatch is already attracting attention; it won an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award and is set for a run at Yale Rep in 2020. Be the first to see this bold, fast, funny production and experience the launch of a thrilling new voice in American theater.

 

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by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh
Music by Karl Lundeberg
Choreography by Val Caniparoli
Directed by Peter J. Kuo
Based on the original direction by Carey Perloff

Performances begin Nov 29

A.C.T.’s Geary Theater

Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes, including one intermission


Following another successful run in 2018, A.C.T. welcomes back the Bay Area’s favorite holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol. Featuring a lively cast of dozens, delightful music, gorgeous costumes, and deliciously spooky ghosts, this version of A Christmas Carol, adapted by Paul Walsh and Carey Perloff, stays true to the heart of Dickens’s timeless story of redemption and brings a playful sensibility to his rich language. Now in its 43rd year, A Christmas Carol is a cornerstone of the A.C.T. repertory and has become a holiday tradition for families around the Bay Area.

We welcome children age 5 and over into the theater. If you have questions, please contact the Box Office at 415.749.2228. All patrons must have a ticket—no babes in arms.


“A smash hit! Holiday traditions don't get any better”

Stark Insider
 

“The best Christmas Carol ever . . . a guaranteed good time”
Jan Wahl, KCBS

 

by Will Eno
Directed by Anne Kauffman
Starring two-time Emmy Award winner Tony Hale

Jan 23–Feb 16
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater


An intimate comedy about love, life and what it means to be human.

“Is it now? I thought I had more time.” Over the course of a very special hour, a man considers his entire life. What does he remember? What will he share? What does it mean? Funny, quirky, and provocative, Wakey, Wakey is an intimate new comedy from Obie Award–winning playwright Will Eno—a surprising yet familiar look at what it means and how it feels to be human.

Experience the play that has everyone talking—plus a never-before-seen companion play commissioned and developed by A.C.T. and written by Eno featuring Kathryn Smith-McGlynn alongside students from A.C.T.’s acclaimed MFA program, and refreshments to follow the show. Starring two-time Emmy Award winner Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development,Toy Story 4), Wakey, Wakey is a remarkable combination of the extraordinary and the everyday that invites you to share the pleasure, humor, and beautiful mystery of life.

 

“Glowingly dark, profoundly moving”
The New York Times

 

by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Eric Ting

Feb 13–Apr 12
A.C.T.’s Strand Theater
 

In the editorial office of a Manhattan magazine, competing twentysomethings Ani, Dean, and Kendra are only interested in scoring a book deal to kick-start a career. But after disaster strikes, which one of them will write the story?

MacArthur “Genius” winner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Appropriate, Everybody) reunites with Cal Shakes Artistic Director Eric Ting, who directed the playwright’s An Octoroon (2017) at Berkeley Rep. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2016, this scalpel-sharp dark comedy evolves into a provocative exploration of how we cope with trauma and the tales we tell each other to escape.


“[A] whip-smart satire of fear and loathing”

The New York Times 

“Shocking, hilarious and spectacularly honest”
Chicago Tribune

“A sharply observed satirical comedy . . . a springboard for the playwright to examine the ramifications of our exploitative, media-saturated age”
The Hollywood Reporter

 

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by Lydia R. Diamond
Directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon
Choreographed by Camille A. Brown
A coproduction with Arena Stage

Mar 5–29
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater

“I had to play . . . I wanted to find the heart of the game.” —Toni Stone

Toni Stone dreams of nothing but baseball. But to become the first woman to play professionally as a member of the Negro League’s Indianapolis Clowns, she must confront hostile crowds, ruthless team owners, and players who slide spikes first. As she negotiates life’s challenges and opportunities on and off the field, Toni stays true to herself and reaches for who she can be.

In this new play, playwright Lydia R. Diamond (Broadway’s Stick Fly and Showtime’s The Affair) uncovers the theatrical journey in Martha Ackmann’s book, Curveball: The Remarkable True Story of Toni Stone. The culmination of a six-year collaboration between Diamond and Tony Award winner and A.C.T.'s Artistic Director Pam MacKinnonToni Stone is the extraordinary, real-life story of a trail-blazing Bay Area athlete.


“One of the best players you have never heard of”
—Negro Leagues Baseball Players Association

 

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Book, music, and lyrics by Richard O’Brien
Directed and choreographed by Sam Pinkleton

Apr 23–May 17
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater
 

On a dark and stormy night, Brad and Janet get a flat tire . . . So begins our party at The Geary Theater. Tony Award–nominated director-choreographer Sam Pinkleton (Soft Power and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) reimagines this swirling, sci-fi world for 2020 San Francisco.

Before this cross-dressing classic was ever a midnight movie at The Strand, Richard O’Brien’s Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Magenta, and Riff Raff started life as a smash rock musical. Experience The Geary as never before in this outrageous celebration of sex, drag, rock’n’roll, and being who you really are. In a dazzling mix of sequins and fishnet stockings, “Let’s do the Time Warp again!”

 

“Delicious nostalgia”
The New York Times

“Thoroughly entertaining”
Broadway World

“A musical that deals with mutating identity and time warps becomes one of the most mutated, time-warped phenomena in show business”
The New York Times

 

by Qui Nguyen
Directed by Jaime Castañeda

Jun 4–28
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater
 

After the rollicking success of Vietgone (2018) at The Strand, playwright Qui Nguyen returns to A.C.T. for the second chapter in his kickass, hip-hop trilogy about a Vietnamese family who swap war-torn Saigon for rural ’70s Arkansas. Lovers Tong and Quang are now married, but with low-wage jobs, a son struggling with English, and rumors of old flames, the challenges are only beginning.

Nguyen reunites with director Jaime Castañeda to draw from rap, leap into martial arts, and dig deep into his own family journey. Funny, sexy, and subversive, Poor Yella Rednecks confirms Nguyen as a groundbreaking playwright of the new American story.

 

 

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

 

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