Tuesday, October 22, 2013

FIRST Extended Thru Nov 10!

Altair productions, The Aluminous Collective and PlayGround – the producers of FIRST, Evelyn Jean Pine’s new play about 20-year-old Harvard drop-out Bill Gates (played by Jeremy Kahn) and the very first personal computer conference – have announced that the play has been extended. The world premiere production, directed by Michael French, will run at Stage Werx until November 10. For tickets, visit http://playground-sf.tix.com.

Audiences and critics alike have been drawn to Pine’s intimate portraits of the extraordinary people and events that led to the personal computer revolution. “Jeremy Kahn, however, steals the show as the righteously adamant Gates whose take on right and wrong is as binary as the code he loves,” writes Rhonda Shrader. Woody Weingarten, writing for Marinscope, says, “It’s an episodic feast of words and ideas – for geeks, freaks, nerds and eggheads.” And not just for geeks either! Kate Irwin of The Daily Californian writes, “the play remains accessible and enjoyable to those without any technological or historical background. FIRST tingles with dramatic irony… solid acting from a small but engaging cast.”

Originally commissioned and developed by the new play incubator PlayGround, the world premiere co-production continues Thursday through Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm through November 10 at Stage Werx, 446 Valencia Street in San Francisco. Tickets are $25 for General Admission and $35 for Premium Seating and can be purchased online at http://playground-sf.tix.com. PlayGround subscribers save 50%. For more information, visit http://firsttheplay.com.

FIRST by Evelyn Jean Pine
Directed by Michael French
Now through November 10, 2013
Stage Werx
446 Valencia Street
San Francisco


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