Acclaimed play delves into ‘Scorched’ family history

The road to hell is paved with good conventions,” says the malapropian notary, Alphonse Lebel (David Strathairn), in a relatively lighthearted and seemingly inconsequential moment in Wajdi Mouawad’s, “Scorched,” which opened last week at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Yet nothing, no matter how lighthearted, can be taken
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Sounds of Silence

The grand fantasy of spending every last dime on a train ticket to get to Hollywood in the hopes of making it big sets the stage for the American Conservatory Theater’s latest production, “Once in a Lifetime.” Written in the early 1930s by the famous duo Kaufman and Hart, “Once
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Golden Gays and Disco Days

Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” delights San Francisco audiences with a rollicking portrait of their city in 1976

In the heart of San Francisco, American Conservatory Theater gives us “Tales of the City”, a new musical based on Armistead Maupin’s newspaper-column-turned-novel-series of San Francisco’s stories and personalities. Directed by Jason Moore, “Tales of the City” is a musical that is part funny, part touching, part raunchy and part
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‘As You Like It’ reinvents the classic

American Conservatory Theater's Master of Fine Arts class offers a fresh take on one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies.

The title of Shakespeare’s popular comedy “As You Like It,” practically begs you to well, like it. And it’s hard not to appreciate a play that’s as frivolous and fun as Shakespeare’s manic masterpiece. There’s cross-dressing, whimsical songs, puns, poetry and wrestling. It has everything a theater-goer could love, plus
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