Performances of John Guare's 1976 play, Rich and Famous, began at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco Jan. 8.
First seen in New York City in 1976, Rich and Famous is billed by A.C.T. as a delicious dark comedy that "springs to life with twisted humor, rapid-fire dialogue, and outrageous plot twists." The revival script "includes significant rewrites to the original text, as well as hilarious songs freshly scribed by Guare himself." In Rich and Famous, "playwright Bing Ringling yearns to savor the sweet taste of celebrity, and he's hoping play number 844 will be his lucky break. But on opening night, he slips into a nightmarish phantasmagoria that shows him just how wrong things can go."