About This Show

In early 2023, A.C.T. presents the West Coast premiere of Obie Award-winning Bay Area playwright Christopher Chen’s striking, thought-provoking 21st-century noir, The Headlands. For true crime fan Henry Wong, his father’s unexplained death is the ultimate cold case. But as he digs into the SFPD evidence, he’s haunted by the myths and misdirections of his own family history. How did his parents really meet? What’s behind the detective’s warnings about the case? And what is hidden in the Marin Headlands? After its acclaimed world premiere at New York’s Lincoln Center Theater in 2020, The Headlands comes home to San Francisco in a new production directed by Tony Award winner and A.C.T. artistic director Pam MacKinnon.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: February 9, 2023 Opening Night: February 15, 2023 Final Performance: March 5, 2023

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