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American Conservatory Theatre

The Art-o-Mat Vends Art for the Masses

Original art has never been more accessible. In early April, the American Conservatory Theatre will unveil its newest addition—the Art-o-mat®. This refashioned, retro cigarette machine doles out artwork the size of a cigarette pack for $5 a piece. First created by North Carolina artist Clark Whittington, the vending machine will feature artwork from almost two dozen artists across the country. For over 15 years, Art-o-mats® have been installed coast-to-coast, giving enthusiasts everywhere an affordable alternative to purchase pocket-sized, one-of-a-kind pieces like clay sculptures, stained glass, and watercolors.

'Tales of the City,' With Music by Scissor Sisters, Is Most Expensive Show Ever Produced by ACT

Famed chronicler of 1970s San Francisco, Armistead Maupin created some of the most iconic residents of North Beach -  fictional, but as integral to the city as fog and gay men and Ghiradelli chocolate. Fresh-faced Cleveland transplant Mary Ann moves to 26 Barbary Lane in the summer of 1976, where she finds neighborhoods bustling with hippies and socialites and a readymade family of oddballs.

Litter: The Story of the Framingham Dodecatuplets

If you don’t know the precise number of children dodecatuplets implies either, don't worry; I checked. Brace yourself for whatever reflexive reaction you have to the thought of intense pain and ponder this: twelve. Twelve children born simultaneously. Google claims that dodecatuplets have been born in Prague and Santa Fe - and now a set is born of Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's slightly twisted yet oh-so-clever brain and A.C.T.'s MFA class of 2011. 

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