A.C.T. First Look Reading Series

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About This Show

San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater presents workshops and staged readings of works by José Rivera and Carey Perloff as well as a new musical from the Pittsburgh-based team of Christopher Dimond and Michael Kooman.

Brainpeople by José Rivera, directed by Erica Gould
Friday, August 17 at 8:00 pm
Billed as “a dark fantasy,” the work “exposes the desperation of three women as they cope with isolation and violence in an apocalyptic future.” Cast members include Rebecca Wisocky and Sona Tatoyan.

Higher by Carey Perloff
Saturday, August 18 at 8:00 pm
Two ambitious architects, both competing for an historic commission in the Holy Land, struggle to make room for the emotional and the sacred in their lives. The cast features Dennis Boutsikaris.

Dani Girl by Christopher Dimond and Michael Kooman
Sunday, August 19 at 8:00 pm
John Carrafa (Urinetown, Good Vibrations) directs this “musical tragicomedy that follows a seven-year-old leukemia patient on a journey through her imagination.” Casting features Cindy Goldfield and A.C.T. veteran Jack Willis.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: August 17, 2007 Final Performance: August 19, 2007