American Conservatory Theater

Angst Among the Worker Bees in Gloria

Meet Ani, Dean, and Kendra, editorial assistants at a weekly magazine in New York. They’re ambitious yet frustrated, smart yet not very hard-working, and they’re at the center of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s sharp-edged dramedy Gloria. The play, which premiered last week at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, opens with Dean (Jeremy Kahn) dragging himself into …

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The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp

Becky Sharp, the anti-heroine of William Makepeace Thackeray’s sprawling 19th-century novel Vanity Fair, is a handful. Ambitious but poor, charming but unprincipled, she’s now making her way up the ladder of British society in a hyperactive stage version at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Written by Kate Hamill and first produced off-Broadway in 2017, …

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