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Strand Theater

Chester Bailey in ACT's Strand: A Compelling Exploration of Illusion, Reality and a Resilient Mind

Leo Stutzin | Posted 06.06.2016 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Personal narratives: David Strathairn is a doctor, Dan Clegg his patient Photos by Kevin Berne Two exceptional actors, two compelling characters, ...

Fortunate to See the Unfortunates: Highly Original Musical in a Revamped Movie House

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 03.22.2017 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

The play's creators want to "expand the definition of Americana," explains Hurt, enfolding jazz, hip-hop, and spoken word with the roots music of folk, gospel, ragtime, and blues in an innovative, highly entertaining way.

ACT Inaugurates Remodeled Strand With Intriguing Love and Information

Leo Stutzin | Posted 06.22.2016 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

American Conservatory Theater's new space on Market Street was named the Jewel when it opened as a movie house in 1917. In its current and extensively remodeled incarnation, which made its official debut last week with Caryl Churchill's engrossing and enigmatic Love and Information, the facility lives up to its original name.

The Loss of the Old

Carey Perloff | Posted 07.03.2012 | Arts
Carey Perloff

Why do we assume classics are impenetrable and obsolete? Why do we imagine that an ecology that privileges "emerging artists" while all but abandoning mature ones, let alone historical ones, will have resonance in the long run?

Aaron Sankin

SF's Top Theater Company Goes Big On Troubled Stretch Of Market Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.29.2012 | San Francisco

If you looked at the Strand Theater on San Francisco's Market Street as recently as last week, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the historic buildi...