Thursday, June 09, 2005

Wow, a little A.C.T. controversy

Although San Francisco has a thriving theatre community, featuring theatres large and small, traditional and experimental, heavy on the drama and focused on Classic Musicals, we don't really get news like this very often:

ACT's planned production of King Lear starring James Cromwell ("That'll do"-man from Babe and recently going bonkers on Six Feet Under) has been cancelled due to "artistic differences."

That must be a blow to them. He's worked there before, and as artistic director Carey Perloff said, she and Cromwell have been discussing the production for two years, but suddenly discovered their visions had taken them in divergent directions.

I'm betting ACT is really, really wishing that discovery had taken place a teensy bit before the season was announced with fanfare, and the brochures printed and distributed.
File this under Things That Make You Go Hmmmm....

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