Carey Perloff

ACT masters nuances in Pinter’s ‘Birthday Party’

The second act of the late British playwright Harold Pinter’s three-act play…

 

John Douglas Thompson scores with subtlety in ACT’s ‘Hamlet’

Recent performance practice seems to demand that every Hamlet go ballistic. No…

 

‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ a searing portrait of Afghan women

Cruelty, oppression, despair, grief, rage and yes, redemption, are only some of…

 

Plentiful ideas, little heat in ACT’s ‘Hard Problem’

How engaging you find Tom Stoppard’s latest play, “The Hard Problem,” now…

ACT’s ‘Monstress’ captures Filipino immigrant experience

The two short stories by San Francisco writer Lysley Tenorio, “Monstress” and…

Sept. 10-11: Jonathan Franzen, comedy at Kepler’s, Carey Perloff

THURSDAY, SEPT. 10 Great eBay deals: The online marketplace observes its 20th…

ACT christens renovated Strand on Market Street

On Thursday, San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater ceremoniously opens The Strand, a…

ACT’s Carey Perloff celebrates a life in theater

In her work as a producer, stage director, playwright and arts advocate,…

ACT’s ‘Arcadia’ dazzles and dazes

“Arcadia” is a splendid Rubik’s Cube, as playwright Tom Stoppard twists its…

Dukakis electric in ‘Elektra’

The tragedy of “Elektra” echoes through the American Conservatory Theater this month,…

Dense drama, emotions in ‘Higher’

“How can you honor the dead if you have no faith?” demands…

American Conservatory Theatre's chilling 'Homecoming'

When the American Conservatory Theater curtain rises to reveal the slightly angled…

Vivid, yet remote, homage to Tosca Café

When the lights rise mistily on the darkly glowing set that replicates…

ACT’s 44th season boasts big heart, big ideas

American Conservatory Theater Artistic Director Carey Perloff has one answer to two…

‘Phèdre’ packed with politics, passion

In strictly contemporary terms, “Phèdre” is between a rock and a hard…