The Acting Company

Upcoming Salon Reading

Salon Reading Series Tickets On Sale

The 16/17 season of The Acting Company John McDonald Salon Reading series continues on February 13 with Karel Capek's R.U.R. directed by Dana Ivey. The social satire that introduced the word ‘robot’ to the world, R.U.R. chronicles a mechanized creation’s revolt against its inventors. Under the direction of five-time Tony nominee Dana Ivey, this classic play finds new relevance in an age in which technology—both its promise and its pitfalls—is an increasingly inescapable part of our lives.
Tickets are ON SALE now for all readings. Individual tickets are $35. Click HERE for more information and to buy tickets online.

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The Acting Company Announces 2016-17 Season National Tour

Season Announcement

The Acting Company Announces 2016-17 Season National Tour

The Acting Company will kick off its national tour this season with a world premiere of a newly commissioned play by Marcus Gardley (Desire, The House That Will Not Stand) on January 31, 2017.

As part of the company's tour, The Acting Company will perform at the New Victory Theater in NYC March 17-26: the New York premiere of Marcus Gardley’s X about the assassination of Malcolm X, to be directed by Artistic Director Ian Belknap, and run in repertory with William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, to be directed by Devin Brain.

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Acting Company Alums Bring a Touch of Broadway to Olean High Stage

General News

Acting Company Alums Bring a Touch of Broadway to Olean High Stage

Highlights from News in Olean Times Herald
by Tom Dinki  Nov. 3, 2016

OLEAN — Tom Alan Robbins stood on the Olean High School auditorium stage Wednesday in front of several dozen students as they sang “Wells Fargo Wagon,” part of “The Music Man,” a production they’ll put on next week.

Robbins led the way, dancing along with students, telling them where to look and offering tips he learned from his years on Broadway in productions like “The Lion King.” Make some kind of hand gesture before starting to sing so the audience knows where to look, he told the students with solo lines.

“I see things I’ve done with them and they’re able to hold onto them, and the next time they do the scene you can see it's come a further distance than it was the last time they did it,” Robbins said. “It’s great to see that growth.”

The OHS auditorium was infused with a little bit of Broadway this week, as Robbins and his wife Leslie Geraci, both members of The Acting Company, spent time advising students on acting, singing, dancing, poetry and Shakespeare. The couple were brought to OHS with a grant through the school’s Liberty Partnerships Program.

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