Josh Charles and Bill Smitrovich Star in West Coast Debut of Churchill's A Number

News   Josh Charles and Bill Smitrovich Star in West Coast Debut of Churchill's A Number
Screen actors Josh Charles and Bill Smitrovich will headline the upcoming American Conservatory Theater west coast premiere of Caryl Churchill's A Number.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company member Anna D. Shapiro directs the San Francisco staging slated for the company's Geary Theater April 28-May 28 with an opening night on May 3.

A son discovers that he is one of a number of clones produced by his father in the work by the author of Top Girls and Cloud Nine. The play made its world premiere at London's Royal Court Theatre with Michael Gambon and Daniel Craig then came stateside to Off-Broadway's New York Theatre Workshop with Sam Shepard and Dallas Roberts.

This production of A Number features A.C.T. newcomers Charles and Smitrovich. Known for his film work in "Hairspray," "Dead Poets Society," and television stint in "Sports Night," Charles has trod the boards recently in Off Broadway's The Distance From Here and Steppenwolf's The Well Appointed Room. Smitrovich played the patriarch on TV's "Life Goes On," Bill Smitrovich portrays A Number's mysterious father figure, he has appeared in the films "Independence Day," "Thirteen Days," "Air Force One" and featured on such TV shows as "24" and "Without A Trace." His stage credits include The American Clock, Far East and Frankie & Johnny at the Claire de Lune.

The design team for A Number includes David Korins (set), Russell H. Champa (lights), Callie Floor (costumes) with Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (sound).

Tickets for A Number can be purchased at the Geary Theater, 405 Geary Street, by phone at (415) 749-2228 or online at A.C.T.'s website

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