Rock 'n' Roll Playwright Stoppard to Speak at A.C.T. Event, Jan. 5

News   Rock 'n' Roll Playwright Stoppard to Speak at A.C.T. Event, Jan. 5 Playwright Tom Stoppard, whose Rock 'n' Roll currently plays on Broadway, will speak at a San Francisco American Conservatory Theater event Jan. 5, 2008.

Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Part of the Koret Visiting Artists Series, the one-hour conversation will take place at 10 AM. Limited tickets will go on sale to the public Dec. 31 at noon.

"I have been an A.C.T. playwright (as I like to think of it) for over three decades," said Stoppard in a release. The company has a long history with the playwright, having produced six productions (directed by artistic director Carey Perloff), including last season's Travesties and the American premieres of Indian Ink and The Invention of Love.

Stoppard was represented on Broadway last season by the Tony Award-winning, epic The Coast of Utopia trilogy. His Tony win marked the fourth of his works to be Tony honored — following Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Travesties and The Real Thing. Other plays include Jumpers, The Invention of Love, Arcadia, The Fifteen Minute Hamlet and Hapgood. He has also penned the screenplays for "Brazil," "Empire of the Sun," "Billy Bathgate" and "Shakespeare in Love."

For more information on the event at A.C.T., 415 Geary Street in San Francisco, CA, call (415) 749-2228 or visit act-sf.org.