New Meetup: Theater Night: Philistines by Maxim Gorky

From: Amy
Sent on: Thursday, January 8, 2009 9:09 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Classic Literature and Cocktails!

What: Theater Night: Philistines by Maxim Gorky

When: February 20,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Under the category of "It's my meetup group and I'll do what I want to - I purchased a ticket to see this and thought it would be of interest to the classic literature group (or maybe I'll end up going alone!) . If you want to go, you need to buy your own ticket. Mine was $17 and I believe it is general admission. I got mine here:

http://www.act-sf.org/site/PageServer?pagename=events_conservatory

Anyone interested can also join me later for a cocktail at the Thirsty Bear. Let's try to meet in the lobby beforehand at 7:30 pm.

A.C.T. performing at Zeum Theater

Philistines

by Maxim Gorky
in a new version by Andrew Upton
Directed by Richard E. T. White

As a tyrannical father lords over his restless adult children in a turn-of-the-century Russian household, a cast of radical free-spirited guests and servants bring the tension to a fevered pitch. The A.C.T. M.F.A. Program joins Jack Willis and Sharon Lockwood (both recently seen in A.C.T.'s Rock 'n' Roll and 'Tis Pity She's a Whore) and Bay Area actor Robert Ernst (A.C.T.'s A Christmas Carol) in this modern take on Maxim Gorky's classic of youth in revolt. As political as it is personal, Philistines is a perfectly etched blend of outrageous family drama and fierce dark comedy.

"A rich vein of black comedy" ?The Independent (London)

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/Classic-Literature-and-Cocktails/calendar/9483342/

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