After monologuist Spalding Gray revives the piece that first brought him to the attention of the theatre community, Swimming to Cambodia, Nov. 14-Dec. 12 at the Wooster Group's Performing Garage, he'll travel with Cambodia's "rework in progress" to San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre's Geary Theatre for a run Dec. 26-31.
In Swimming to Cambodia, Gray recounts his experiences on the film "The Killing Fields," from his audition to shooting in Thailand. While some of his material centers on the forbidden excesses of Bangkok (a "banana show," strippers and the like), he also talks about the subject of the Academy Award winning film — the murder of millions of Cambodians by the Khmer Rouge.
Gray won an OBIE for Swimming to Cambodia and filmed the monologue with Jonathan Demme. Other works include Morning, Noon and Night, Monster in a Box, Gray's Anatomy and It's a Slippery Slope. A co-founder of the Wooster Group, he last performed another writer's work on Broadway — Gore Vidal's The Best Man.
For San Francisco ticket information, call (415) 749 2250. American Conservatory Theatre is located at 415 Geary Street. American Conservatory Theatre is on the web at http://www.act-sfbay.org.
— By Christine Ehren