René Augesen, Andrew Polk, Kenneth Welsh, et al. Set for A.C.T.'s Homecoming
In the play, a long-absent son and his attractive wife, Ruth, return to his contentious childhood home in London's East End. Caught in a grueling power struggle, father and sons vie for Ruth's attention and affection with outrageous consequences.
The creative team will include Cliff Caruthers (sound designer), Alex Jaeger (costume designer), Alexander V. Nichols (lighting designer), and Dan Ostling (scenic designer).
Along with the production, A.C.T. will host Pursuing Pinter on March 20, following the 2pm performance, a celebration of the life and work of Harold Pinter, in performance and discussion. Perloff will lead a discussion with Austin E. Quigley, author of The Pinter Problem and The Modern Stage and Other Worlds, and Michael Krasny, host of KQED Radio's Forum program. Following the discussion, actors from A.C.T.'s core company and the A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program will read from a wide range of Pinter's work in various venues at the theater.