“Of all Mr. Albee’s plays, this is
the most exquisitely written”
The New York Times
“Wry, charming and
Los Angeles Times
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Directed by Pam MacKinnon
January 23–February 17, 2019
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater
415 Geary Street, San Francisco
Running Time: TBA
In her A.C.T. debut, Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon continues her career-long exploration of American theater’s legendary playwright, Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?).
In this wildly imaginative and satirical comedy, a newly retired couple picnics on a beach and squabbles about their life together when they are interrupted by two human-sized, English-speaking lizards. Are the newcomers an evolutionary miracle, or a threat? And which couple is the greater risk to the other?
As the two pairs begin to communicate, they come uneasily together, discovering how transitions in life can spark terror and restlessness in any creature of habit. Albee returns to The Geary for the first time in a decade, with a sparkling fantasy of growing up and growing old, fear and adventure, love and laughter.
The Geary and Strand theaters have accessible seating on all levels. Accessible seating may be purchased online or by calling our Box Office at 415.749.2228.
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The Geary Theater
405 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA
Geary Theater walk-up hours
Mon–Fri 10 a.m.–6 p.m. or curtain*
–Sun 10 a.m.–4 p.m. or curtain*
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1127 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
Strand Theater walk-up hours
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