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A.C.T. Landmark Celebration | Union Square

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Saturday, January 9, 2010 - 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE

Event Details

On Saturday, January 9, the ACT will throw open its doors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a FREE daylong celebration of craft, design, and performance. The first half of the day (10 a.m.–1 p.m.) will be dedicated exclusively to A.C.T. subscribers and donors, to honor your generous, steadfast support over the past 40+ years. In the afternoon the festivities will be open to the general public, and everyone is welcome to join in the fun.
During both sessions, the entire building will be open from top to bottom for self-directed walkabout tours, with A.C.T. staff on hand at every turn to tell the behind-the-scenes story of San Francisco’s grandest playhouse. This is a great chance to explore all the nooks and crannies most never get to see, from the uppermost lighting catwalk to the depths of the trap room beneath the stage—as well as a rare chance to have your moment in the spotlight standing on one of the most glorious stages in U.S. history.

A host of entertaining activities are also scheduled throughout the day, including:

  • A reading by actors in A.C.T.’s core company and Master of Fine Arts Program of George Ade’s Father and the Boys, the play that inaugurated the theater (then known as the Columbia) on January 10, 1910
  • An inside look at the magic of the theater, featuring demonstrations by A.C.T. professionals of the tricks of the theatrical trade, including stage combat, wigs, makeup, costumes, and stage technology
  • An open Young Conservatory cabaret rehearsal, where you can observe A.C.T.’s talented young students in the process of creating a musical performance
  • Historical displays honoring the people, productions, and artistry of the theater over the decades
  • Prize drawings and other opportunities to win A.C.T. subscriptions and memorabilia
  • Complimentary light refreshments and birthday treats, served in Fred’s Columbia Room in the lower lobby of the theater

Source: myBART.org

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
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