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A.C.T. Performs Shakespeare at Hamlin

On Thursday, A.C.T.’s very talented MFA program (2nd year students) performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Middle School. This 1970’s version had dancing, guitar playing, and outstanding comic timing. Our audience was very familiar with the story (many have acted in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Hamlin) and loved the performance.

Each spring, actors in A.C.T.’s top-ranked Master of Fine Arts Program take an abridged (60–80 minutes) production of a Shakespearean classic, adapted and directed by a distinguished professional director and followed by a postshow Q&A with the cast, to Bay Area schools and public spaces.

Established in 1965, American Conservatory Theater is a Tony Award–winning theater and training institution whose work is energized and informed by a profound commitment to developing the next generation of theater artists. A.C.T. is the largest theater company in the San Francisco Bay Area and employs more than 800 people each season, from teachers and artists to technicians and administrative staff. During the past four decades, more than 300 A.C.T. productions have been seen by close to 7 million playgoers in the company’s magnificent Beaux Arts–style theater located in the heart of San Francisco’s Union Square theater district.

To learn more about A.C.T., please visit: https://www.act-sf.org/