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A.C.T.'s 2017–18 SEASON

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today the seven productions that will comprise the 2017–18 season. 

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A FIVE-ACT PLAY: 50 YEARS of A.C.T.

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today that it will release A Five-Act Play: 50 Years of A.C.T., a specially–commissioned commemorative book that provides a backstage and onstage perspective on A.C.T.’s rich 50-year history. Written by A.C.T.’s resident dramaturg Michael Paller­­––and published by San Francisco’s Chronicle Books––A Five-Act Play: 50 Years of A.C.T. is an inside story of the Tony Award–winning theater organization and celebrates 50 years of commitment to the highest standards of live storytelling and the artists of the future.

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BATTLEFIELD | APRIL 26 - MAY 21, 2017

Following the stunning success of The Suit, which played to standing ovations and sold-out houses at A.C.T. in 2014, legendary director Peter Brook returns to American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) with Battlefield. Thirty years after Brook’s groundbreaking adaptation of the Indian epic The Mahabharata, the director has created an intimate new interpretation and staging of this timeless tale in perhaps his finest work. A newly crowned king surveys a post-war battlefield—his army has won him the crown, but at what price? Written almost 2,500 years ago, the Mahabharata’s magical story of finding tranquility in the midst of war and destruction has striking connections to modern times, and has inspired some of Brook’s most beautiful images and most transformative theatrical moments.

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A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN | JUNE 7 - JULY 2, 2017

Fueled by such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby” and “Summertime,” A Night with Janis Joplin is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock and roll’s greatest legends. Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock and roll. The unmistakable voice, laced with raw emotion and Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock.

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