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Groups at A.C.T. receive great discounts, a free ticket for group leaders*, and first-class customer service. So whether you're a group of accountants or a group of artists, you're in for a thrilling experience at A.C.T.

Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more. We can also help you plan your outing by adding a pre- or postshow event at A.C.T.'s historic Geary Theater.

*Applicable to groups of 15 or more.


Based on The Mahabharata and the play by Jean-Claude Carrière
Adapted and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne

April 26–May 21
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater

“Vibrant . . . a tour de force!”
Bay Area News Group

“Hewn to the essentials”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Full of brilliance . . . a joyful, fascinating piece of theater”

“At once epic and personal, mythical and real . . . this is storytelling at its best”

“Extraordinary . . . a change-your-plans kind of opportunity”
Chicago Tribune

A newly-crowned king surveys a battlefield: his army has won him the crown—but at what cost? Inspired by his groundbreaking adaptation of the ancient Indian poem The Mahabharata, legendary director Peter Brook (The Suit) returns to his most celebrated work, taking one small excerpt and exploring its parables to create an intimate and moving new interpretation of the timeless tale. This magical story about the responsibility that comes with winning a war—and the grace and wisdom required to lead a nation after conflict—has striking connections to modern times, and features the master director at his finest.

Running time: 70 minutes with no intermission

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Written and directed by Randy Johnson

June 7–July 16
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater

     Highest Rating!
   “Transcendent . . . worship at the church of Janis”

     San Francisco Chronicle

“Electrifying . . . mind-blowing . . . a psychedelic flashback to the glory days of Haight-Ashbury”
Bay Area News Group

“Wild and joyously raucous”
The Hollywood Reporter

Fun, Fabulous, and Far Out!
Jan Wahl, KCBS AM & FM  

“A celebration of the blues and those beautiful bruises they leave on the singer’s soul.”

Intoxicating . . . spectacular entertainment

In 1967 Janis Joplin exploded onto America’s music scene and became the queen of rock ’n’ roll almost overnight. A.C.T. invites you to experience an “electrifying” night with Janis and her soul influences in the hit concert musical A Night with Janis Joplin. Hear the unmistakable voice, laced with raw emotion and Southern Comfort, that made her a headliner from Monterey to Woodstock with such songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby,” and “Summertime.” With its remarkable cast and breakout performances, this rock ’n’ roll show commemorates both Janis and icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith. Break out your most festive ’60s style and celebrate the 50th anniversary of San Francisco’s Summer of Love with A Night with Janis Joplin.

Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission

Please note: This production contains adult language, and utilizes theatrical haze and strobe effects with moving lights.

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