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Jane Eyre  | Open: 04/23/07 Close: 05/05/07
The Acting Company proudly presents Polly Teale's groundbreaking adaptation of Jane Eyre directed by Davis McCallum, director of our critically-acclaimed 2005 production of The Turn of the Screw. Jane Eyre is Charlotte Bronte's timeless coming-of-age story of one of literature's most independent and strong-willed women. Recognized as a masterpiece when it was published in 1847, Jane Eyre remains a startlingly modern blend of passion, romance and suspense.
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Shakespeare's Macbeth  | Open: 05/11/06 Close: 05/13/06
The TONY honored Acting Company presents Macbeth, the last of Shakespeare's great tragedies. Combining swift action and soaring poetry, we follow one man's rash power-play for the crown. Ambition infects Macbeth's brain like a virus upon hearing three witches predict that he will one day be king. Spurred on by his equally ambitious wife, he murders the good King Duncan. One evil deed leads to the next, unleashing an escalating cascade of violence, guilt, sleeplessness, paranoia and madness.

Macbeth reflects on his actions in some of the most sublime soliloquies in the Shakespearean canon as he rushes headlong towards his demise. This is a poisonous world where, as the witches intone at the very start, "fair is foul and foul is fair," where values are reversed and nothing is what it seems to be. From the prophecies of the Weird Sisters to the silent appearance of Banquo's ghost, the supernatural plays a central role in this historically-based tragedy. But so does psychology and Shakespeare focuses a laser like intensity on the disintegrating mental state of the murderous king. With almost no diversionary subplots, Macbeth is thrillingly direct in its stark demonstration of the corrupting power of evil.

Macbeth continues The Acting Company's 33-year commitment to producing the work of the world's greatest playwright and is presented in touring repertory with Alexander Dumas' The Three Musketeers.

The Acting Company has performed 122 productions for more than two million people in the United States, London, Australia, Russia and Eastern Europe. Its Education Programs -- including master classes, student matinees and weeklong artistic residencies -- have reached tens of thousands of students. The Acting Company was founded in 1972 by John Houseman and current Producing Artistic Director, Margot Harley, with the first graduating class of The Juilliard School's Drama Division. Winner of the Obie, Audelco and Los Angeles Critics Awards for excellence, The Acting Company is a 2003 TONY Honoree for Excellence in Theater.

See for yourself what makes The Acting Company the most respected and praised touring repertory theater in America.

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The Three Musketeers  | Open: 05/09/06 Close: 05/20/06
The TONY honored Acting Company presents Alexander Dumas' popular romantic, swashbuckling adventure in this entertaining new stage adaptation. This classic coming of age tale follows the brave young d'Artagnan as he changes from country boy to daring hero, not only rescuing the kidnapped Constance but also preserving the honor of the Queen herself. His journey towards maturity is enabled by Athos, Porthos and Aramis, famously known as the Three Musketeers.

The story not only traces the brave deeds of its heroes, it also chronicles the conflict between two historic periods — the waning era of chivalry embodied in the Musketeers' courtly code of ethics, and the rise of the modern nation state embodied in the shrewd politics of Cardinal Richelieu. This clash of history is played out on an international stage chock full of swordfights, romance and heartbreak.

The young d'Artagnan arrives in Paris from his beloved Gascony to become a King's Musketeer and unintentionally insults the famous trio who challenge the young upstart to a duel. When the four are surprised by a gang of the Cardinal's guards, d'Artagnan springs into action and courageously helps the Three Musketeers to victory. Their alliance is continually tested until d'Artagnan outsmarts the Cardinal at his own game and is promoted to the uppermost ranks of Parisian society.

Continuing The Acting Company's 33-year commitment to producing the work of the world's greatest playwright, The Three Musketeers is presented in touring repertory with William Shakespeare's last great tragedy, Macbeth.

The Acting Company has performed 122 productions for more than two million people in the United States, London, Australia, Russia and Eastern Europe. Its Education Programs -- including master classes, student matinees and weeklong artistic residencies -- have reached tens of thousands of students. The Acting Company was founded in 1972 by John Houseman and current Producing Artistic Director, Margot Harley, with the first graduating class of The Juilliard School's Drama Division. Winner of the Obie, Audelco and Los Angeles Critics Awards for excellence, The Acting Company is a 2003 TONY Honoree for Excellence in Theater.

See for yourself what makes The Acting Company the most respected and praised touring repertory theater in America.

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Thirteen Things About Ed Carpolotti  | Open: 12/04/12 Close: 12/30/12
Newly widowed Virginia Carpolotti gets some shocking news-her husband Ed left her in perilous debt to shady bankers, mobsters, and embezzlers. Now an anonymous blackmailer wants a million dollars, or else! Celebrated actress Penny Fuller, playing Virginia, sparkles as this sensational scam comes to a head. Thirteen Things About Ed Carpolotti is an off-beat, funny and heart-warming musical tale of love that transcends the grave. 

One of the New York Theater's true treasures, Emmy award winning and Tony nominated actress Penny Fuller revisits her role from Three Viewings, Jeffrey Hatcher's acclaimed evening of monologues, this time decked out in a vibrant array of songs by award winning composer/lyricist Barry Kleinbort. Ms. Fuller, shares the stage with musical director Paul Greenwood in this funny, unique and genuinely touching story of a woman's struggle to overcome the mistakes of the past without diminishing the love for her husband of forty years. 

Originally developed at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Cabaret and Performance Conference in Summer 2012.

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