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Our Season in the News PLAYBILL.COM: The Acting Company Announces 2017–2018 Season

BY OLIVIA CLEMENT AUG 14, 2017

The touring classical theatre company will present a full season in New York City.

Touring classical theatre company The Acting Company has announced its 2017–2018 season, which will include a full season in New York City. The lineup includes a return of Marcus Gardley’s play X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation, which played an acclaimed Off-Broadway run earlier this year.

Kicking off the season will be a staging of Shakespeare’s ... read more

New York Times: 2016/17 Repertory is “A Stroke of Curatorial Inspiration”

New York Times: 2016/17 Repertory is “A Stroke of Curatorial Inspiration” THE NEW YORK TIMES Review: Shakespeare Meets Black Power in ‘Caesar/X’

By ELISABETH VINCENTELLI

MARCH 21, 2017

It’s not very often that a family show concludes on a stage littered with corpses. But then, there is no way to sugarcoat the brutality of “Julius Caesar,” and this new, abridged production, from the Acting Company, is kid-friendly mostly by virtue of context: It is being presented at the New Victory Theater, where audience members often need booster seats rather than a well-stocked bar.

But the real... read more

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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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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