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Get Cultured: Interactive Theater in the Tenderloin, and A.C.T.'s Latest

A bunch of new productions will be premiering around the Bay by month's end, including a pair of new plays at Berkeley Rep, but first up we have a high-budget, fascinating "immersive theater" experience from the Boxcar Theater company happening in the Tenderloin, and a revival of a century-old George Bernard Shaw anti-war play at A.C.T.

October Theater Brings One-Man and One-Woman Dramas

Coming up next week in Bay Area theater are two significant openings, the one-woman drama The Pianist of Willesden Lane at Berkeley Rep, and the one-man drama Underneath the Lintel at A.C.T., starring David Strathairn.

A Fresh Take on Shakespeare's 'A Winter's Tale' Closes Out the CalShakes Season

The directing/choreographing team of sisters Patricia and Paloma McGregor, who brought their 2012 production of Spunk to CalShakes, return to close out this season with a new take on Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale.

Hear the Declaration of Independence Sing in the Musical "1776"

John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and the whole gang become musical theater stars in 1776, a show that won the Tony Award for Best Musical back in 1969. It will be the opening show of A.C.T.'s 2013-2014 season later this month. 

Hop Aboard the Drag Bus With 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical'

Swinging through town for a quick, two-week engagement is the Broadway tour of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical, now playing at the Orpheum. Fans of the early 90s movie, as well as fans of bawdy musicals and drag queens in general, should try to snag a seat before it's gone. 

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