Well, this is going to be huge, that’s all I’m going to say…
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The San Francisco Engagement of
Bank of America presents
THE BRIDGE PROJECT
Produced by BAM, The Old Vic, and Neal Street
DIRECTED BY SAM MENDES
FEATURING ACADEMY AWARD-WINNER
IN THE TITLE ROLE
Co-commissioned by and produced in association with Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Centro Niemeyer Spain, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Istanbul Theatre Festival (IKSV) & Istanbul Municipal Theatres, Kay & McLean Productions, Singapore Repertory Theatre and SHN – Carole Shorenstein Hays and Robert Nederlander.
Curran Theatre – October 19 – 29
SAN FRANCISCO (August 8, 2011)…. SHN is delighted to announce the arrival of RICHARD III by William Shakespeare, featuring Kevin Spacey and directed by Sam Mendes, coming to San Francisco this Fall. The Curran Theatre is the only U.S venue, other than BAM in New York, to host this landmark event. Tickets for RICHARD III go on public sale Friday, August 19.
Known for carefully curated Bay Area-only theater experiences, SHN is expecting the show to be a highlight of the 2011 season.
“This is a really big deal for us, and for San Francisco,” says Carole Shorenstein Hays. “People will recognize the combination of Spacey and Mendes from American Beauty; now they’re interpreting one of Shakespeare’s best-known plays for a modern audience. It should be an amazing experience.”
RICHARD III places San Francisco on a roster of 11 locations around the world that have been chosen to host the production, including: London, Epidaurus, Hong Kong, Aviles, Spain, Istanbul, Beijing, Singapore, Sydney and New York. The Bridge Project’s production of RICHARD III is currently playing to sold out crowds at London’s Old Vic Theatre.
See interviews and sneak peek of RICHARD III in London at http://www.youtube.com/user/OldVicTheatre#p/u
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