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American Conservatory Theatre

Chamber Works: When Less Is More

George Heymont | Posted 04.21.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Back when I was a small and extremely impressionable child, my father used to tell me bedtime stories about a little boy named Pinky, who was as small...

A Poignant Loss of Innocence

George Heymont | Posted 12.17.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Every child who comes into this world arrives in a state of helpless innocence. Unfortunately, there is no way of predicting how or when that child's idealism will be tarnished by reality.

The Odd Couples

George Heymont | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

It's easy to look at two friends (or lovers) who share a close rapport and wonder what attracts them to each other. But sometimes opposites not only attract, they can lead to the most unexpected kind of fame.

Black Box Revolution

George Heymont | Posted 03.06.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

In some ways, live theater is like mold. It develops in an opportunistic fashion, spreading and growing stronger over time. A perfect example of this process is becoming more visible in San Francisco in the area being touted as the new Central Market Arts District.

Suburban Nightmares

George Heymont | Posted 06.19.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

2012-04-19-pullquote.jpgAlthough the play certainly has its flaws, it's based on an interesting conceit which takes the audience within a stone's throw of The Twilight Zone.

When Professional Worlds Collide

George Heymont | Posted 04.10.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

There is a point where a passion for one's work crosses over into workaholism. Much like someone with a substance abuse problem, the drive to get another "creative high" can keep an artist chasing after professional rewards while neglecting his personal relationships.

PHOTOS: Leading Ladies Return To Their SF Roots

Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.01.2012 | San Francisco

On Tuesday, San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater honored alumni Oscar-nominated Annette Bening and Emmy-nominated Elizabeth Banks at its inau...

Once More With Feeling

George Heymont | Posted 03.27.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Few actors, when asked during an audition "What else can you do?" can honestly answer "I can tap dance dressed as a gorilla."