San Francisco's New Conservatory Takes Avow Aug. 25-Oct. 20

News   San Francisco's New Conservatory Takes Avow Aug. 25-Oct. 20 Avow, a look at romance and Roman Catholicism by Mass Appeal's Bill C. Davis, has its West Coast premiere Aug. 25-Oct. 20 at San Francisco's New Conservatory Theatre Center.

Avow, a look at romance and Roman Catholicism by Mass Appeal's Bill C. Davis, has its West Coast premiere Aug. 25-Oct. 20 at San Francisco's New Conservatory Theatre Center.

The drama, which had a short run Off Broadway in July-August 2000, brings lovers Brian and Tom together to be married in the Catholic Church by their liberal priest. When the priest refuses to perform the ceremony, the act carries repercussions throughout the three men's relationships, as one decides to become celibate and the priest yearns for one of the men's sister.

Davis won an Outer Critics Circle Award for Mass Appeal. Other works include Dancing in the End-Zone, Wrestlers, The Sex King and two new musicals in development, Austin's Bridge with Bruce Roberts and Bodysnatchers: The Musical.

Christopher Jenkins directs. As former managing director of Buffalo United Artists, he directed more than twenty productions, including Gross Indecency, As bees in Honey Drown and Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down. Jenkins directed Brad Fraser's Martin Yesterday for NCTC.

Tickets are $18-$28. The New Conservatory Theatre Center is located at 25 Van Ness Avenue near Market Street. For tickets, call (415) 861-8972. The New Conservatory Theatre Center is on the web at http://www.nctcsf.org. — By Christine Ehren