Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt's 2 Pianos, 4 Hands opens Feb. 22 at the American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.) in San Francisco. The limited engagement runs through March 22.
Based on what it would like to almost make it in the world of concert piano, the plays adds a bit of flavor from the Warren Beatty Dustin Hoffman film, "Ishtar." The ACT production is about two would-be prodigies who struggle to reconcile their musical ambitions in the face of less than supernatural talent. As reported earlier, 2 Pianos, 4 Hands was based on real-life attempts at concertizing experienced by Dykstra and Greenblatt. Begun in 1992, the play is now known to audiences in Great Britain, Canada and the United States.
Set designs are by Chuck Sanger, lighting design is by Derek Duarte and sound design is by Garth Hemphill.
Tickets are available at the Geary Theatre Box Office, 405 Geary Street in San Francisco, (212) 749-2228 or by visiting www.act-sfbay.org. -- By Murdoch McBride