Tag: American Conservatory Theater

‘Great Leap’ mixes hoops and hopes at ACT

Politics, culture clashes and generational divides are recurring themes for playwright Lauren Yee. The recent production of her “King of…

5 days ago

Nigerian family’s conflicting emotions fuel ‘Her Portmanteau’

There’s an exquisite scene in the middle of “Her Portmanteau,” playwright Mfoniso Udofia’s affecting three-hander now premiering at American Conservatory…

3 weeks ago

MacKinnon kicks off ACT tenure with Albee’s striking ‘Seascape’

What longtime American Conservatory Theater artistic director Carey Perloff was to British playwright Tom Stoppard, so new artistic director Pam…

2 months ago

Wild, wonderful women take charge in ACT’s ‘Men on Boats’

The high points of history have always tended to feature men – which makes “Men on Boats” such an unexpected…

4 months ago

ACT’s ‘Sweat’ compassionately deconstructs American Dream

“Three generations of loyalty to the same company,” says Stan (Rod Gnapp), the level-headed bartender, in the first act of…

6 months ago

ACT’s musical ‘Walk on the Moon’ resembles the movie

American Conservatory Theater’s new musical “A Walk on the Moon” sticks closely to its source material, the touching movie about…

9 months ago

‘Walk on the Moon’ ripe for musical treatment

When screenwriter Pamela Gray was approached about turning her 1999 film “A Walk on the Moon” into a stage musical,…

10 months ago

ACT’s ‘Father Comes Home’ a gripping Civil War epic

In Suzan-Lori Parks’ engrossing drama “Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts I, II and III,” the ambivalent enslaved man…

11 months ago