“A gift to actors and a
goody bag for its audience”
The New York Times
“A masterpiece of creative compression
that is at once arrestingly original
and faithful to its source material”
The Wall Street Journal
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by Kate Hamill
Based on the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray
Directed by Jessica Stone
A coproduction with Shakespeare Theatre Company
April 17–May 12, 2019
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater
415 Geary Street, San Francisco
Running Time: TBA
From acclaimed playwright Kate Hamill (2017 Playwright of the Year, Wall Street Journal) comes a rollicking new stage adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s classic 19th-century novel that pops with 21st-century spirit.
Ambitious Becky Sharp may not have been born with wealth or status, but she’s determined to attain both—at any cost. Armed with fierce wit and calculating charm, Becky forges her own path through London’s high society, dealing herself into a game she was never invited to play. Displaying the celebrated audacity and verve that she brought to her adaptation of Sense & Sensibility, Hamill conjures an inventive and lively period drama featuring one of literature’s original “nasty women.”
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*
The Strand Theater
1127 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
Strand Theater walk-up hours
Mon–Fri 10 a.m.–4 p.m. & 6 p.m.–curtain*
Sat/Sun CLOSED or 90 minutes before curtain*
The Strand box office is closed to
between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Mon-Fri.
Call the Box Office
Mon–Fri 10–6 p.m. or curtain*
Sat-Sun 10am-4pm or curtain*
*Please check performance schedule for curtain times
For all performances, no children under five years old permitted. Please note that the Box Office will be closed in observance of the following national holidays: New Year's Day; Thanksgiving; Christmas.