Off-Broadway's Well Finalizes San Francisco's A.C.T. 2004-2005 Season

News   Off-Broadway's Well Finalizes San Francisco's A.C.T. 2004-2005 Season
 
San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater has finalized its upcoming season with the addition of the west coast premiere of the lauded Off-Broadway hit, Lisa Kron's Well.
Lisa Kron in Well
Lisa Kron in Well Photo by Michal Daniel

The staging will play at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater, Feb. 11-March 13, 2005. Leigh Silverman — who helmed the Off-Broadway world premiere and prior Sundance Theatre Lab workshop of Well — returns to direct.

In Well, Kron leads the audience through stories of her childhood and family. This time, however, the solo performer surrounds herself with a cast — who portray various characters — and her barrier-breaking mother. The characters and Kron, at times, give way to the conventions of theatre, breaking into the words of the actors themselves.

The addition of Well completes the upcoming season that includes Robert Wilson, Tom Waits and William S. Burroughs' musical theater epic, The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets (Aug. 26-Sept. 26), Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing (Oct. 21-Nov. 21), Freyda Thomas' The Gamester (Jan. 6-Feb. 8, 2005), Harley Granville-Barker’s The Voysey Inheritance (March 18-April 17, 2005), Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten (April 28-May 29, 2005) and Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? (June 10-July 10, 2005).

Playwright-performer Kron has also penned 2.5 Minute Ride and 101 Humiliating Stories. As an actress, she has appeared in The Vagina Monologues and The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told. Additional casting and designers for Well will be announced at a later date.

Director Silverman has staged Jump/Cut (Woolly Mammoth Theatre), Wit (London’s West End and Los Angeles' Geffen Theatre), How I Learned to Drive (Actors Theatre of Louisville), The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (Washington, D.C.'s Theatre J) and Blown Sideways Through Life (Adirondack Theatre Festival). She also recently serves as associate director on Broadway’s Never Gonna Dance. Subscriptions are available by calling (415) 749-2250. Single tickets will be available from Aug. 1. For more information, visit www.act sf.org.

Lisa Kron (left) and Jayne Houdyshell in <i>Well</i>
Lisa Kron (left) and Jayne Houdyshell in Well Photo by Michal Daniel
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