American Conservatory Theatre (ACT):
The American Conservatory Theatre, located in the heart of San Francisco at the Geary Theatre, is the oldest theatre house in San Francisco . After the fire of 1906 destroyed all eight of San Francisco 's theatre and playhouses the Geary Theater was the first to be reconstructed in 1909.
Originally known as the Columbia Theatre, the Geary Theatre opened with the production of Father and Boys. Since that first play took its stage, the San Francisco Conservatory Theatre has hosted a variety of stage stars, including Sarah Bernhardt and Isadora Duncan. It was briefly known as the Wilkes Theatre, then the Lurie Theatre before finally settling upon the Geary Theatre in 1928.
The playhouse continued to host a variety of both classical and contemporary plays until finally in 1967 the American Conservatory Theatre group moved it, eventually purchasing the Geary Theatre in 1974. it The American Conservatory Theatre is a theatre company founded in 1964 dedicated to non-profit performances.
Falling apart, it wasn't until the proscenium collapsed during an earthquake in 1989 that the Geary playhouse was closed for extensive repairs. It took the strenuous efforts of dedicated patrons and charities to raise the $28.5 million needed to help restore the American Conservatory Theatre to its original splendor. To date the American Conservatory Theatre has put on more than 300 shows to more than 7 million audience members and continues to go strong.
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