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Theater review: Malcolm X on a Shakespearean pedestal

Theater review: Malcolm X on a Shakespearean pedestal

Theater review: Malcolm X on a Shakespearean pedestal

Kerry Lengel , The Republic | azcentral.com  2:56 p.m. MT Feb. 3, 2017

Marcus Gardley comes not to bury Malcolm X but to praise him.

Gardley is an Oakland, Calif., playwright known for his poetical language in works including “… And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi” and “Black Odyssey.” His latest is “X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. the Nation,” commissioned by the Acting Company, based in New York, for a world-premiere national tour that launched this week in Arizona.

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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 

The Acting Company Announces 2016-17 Season National Tour

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: Or, Betty Shabazz v.... read more

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

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... read more

Fall Gala - October 17

Fall Gala - October 17

On October 17, The Acting Company honored J. BARCLAY COLLINS and MARK LAMOS. The Honorable Thomas Keane presented the Joan M. Warburg Humanitarian Award to Mr. Collins and Richard Thomas presented the John Houseman Award Mr. Lamos at The Metropolitan Club in NYC.

J. Barclay Collins received the Joan M. Warburg Humanitarian Award for his philanthropic leadership. Barclay has been a life-long committed volunteer leader in healthcare, education, the arts, environmentalism and historic preservation fields. He is the chairman... read more

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