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Thu, May 5, 2011 -- 10:00 AM

'Tales of the City' on Stage


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Armistead Maupin
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Armistead Maupin

Fans of Armistead Maupin may recall that his novel "Tales of the City" began life as a daily serial in The San Francisco Chronicle in 1976. Since then, Mary Ann and her Barbary Lane crew have journeyed from the page to the small screen (a PBS series) and back again. Beginning May 18th, ACT brings "Tales of the City" to the stage with a new musical. We get a preview of the production. Were you in San Francisco in the 1970s? If so, how has the city changed?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Armistead Maupin, author of nine novels including the "Tales of the City" series and his latest, "Mary Ann in Autumn"
  • Carey Perloff, artistic director for American Conservatory Theater (ACT)
  • Jeff Whitty, Tony Award-winning playwright and author of the libretto for the musical "Tales of the City"

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