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Actors Theatre of San Francisco presents Tennessee William's Camino Real
Actors Theatre of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
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Actors Theatre of San Francisco presents Tennessee William's Camino Real
Actors Theatre of San Francisco presents Tennessee Williams Camino Real directed by Christian Phillips and Keith Phillips



The story of Camino Real centers on the kaleidoscopic journeys of a cascade of archetypical characters through a dreamlike and surreal vision of purgatory. Don Quixote, an unashamed victim of romantic folly; the elegant and lost, Lord Byron; the aging beauty, Camille; the fading Casanova; the World War II inspired, always short-changed, but never without hope, fall guy, Kilroy; and a host of other desperate and brave outcasts and derelicts intermingle in a series of sixteen blocks on the Camino Real  wandering and wondering from the Royal Road to the Real Road searching for their place in life, their way out of purgatory.  The pageantry is controlled and directed by Gutman, the purveyor of the local luxury hotel, who prevents revolution and keeps the residents of this desperate place in isolation from each other with cheap thrills, gimick entertainment and sometimes brute force.  Those who cannot face reality or survive escape are quickly removed by the Street Cleaners.  But some will discover life is worth living.



Williams own past, his alcoholism and homosexuality, are deeply evident throughout his play; It is almost as if you were frantically constructing another world while the world you live in dissolves beneath your feet, and that your survival depends on completing this construction at least one second before the old habitation collapses. Williams described in the Foreword to Camino Real.  



Camino Real premiered on Broadway in 1953, directed by Elia Kazan.  Clive Barnes of The New York Times wrote, There are people who think that Camino Real was Tennessee Williams best play and I believe that they are right. It is a play torn out of a human soul.  It was revived in 1970 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center with roles played by Al Pacino and Jessica Tandy.  Camino Real has not been seen in the Bay Area since 1969 when it was produced at Berkeley Repertory Theater.



Actors Theatre Ensemble: James Baldock, Diana Brown, Giancarlo Campagna, Michael Carlisi, Nastasha Drobnica, Alessandro Garcia, Scott Agar Jaicks, Don Keenan, Rachel Klyce, John Krause, Tiffani Mitchell, Todd O'Connor, Christian Phillips, Dean Shreiner, Antonella Soldaini, Phaedra Starr



Design by: Biz Duncan, Rachel Klyce, James Baldock

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Actors Theatre of San Francisco
855 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States


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Arts > Theatre

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Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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