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This Broadway Titan Is (Finally, After 20-Plus Years!) Bringing Hamlet to ACT

You shall not look upon the like again of John Douglas Thompson.

What a piece of work is this man. 

 

Read more from the Fall Arts Preview from our September 2017 issue here.

John Douglas Thompson, widely considered one of world’s preeminent Shakespearean actors, brings his thespian talents to San Francisco for A.C.T.’s Hamlet, the first work of the Bard’s to be staged by the company in more than 20 years.

Most recently, he performed in Julius Caesar earlier this year as part of the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park series, and was recently called “the best American actor in Shakespeare, hands down” by the New Yorker.

Local audiences may remember Thompson from the one-man show Satchmo at the Waldorf at A.C.T. two seasons ago. Since then, he’s expanded his range: He was nominated for a Tony Award for his work in the Broadway run of August Wilson’s Jitney and most recently starred opposite Oprah Winfrey in HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Sept. 20–Oct. 15, Geary Theater

 

Originally published in the September issue of San Francisco 

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