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Arts-Waves – June 3, 2019: Frank Galati

Richard Wolinsky & Frank Galati
Richard Wolinsky & Frank Galati.

Frank Galati, director of “Rhinoceros” by Eugene Ionesco, at ACT’s Geary Theatre through June 23, 2019, in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky.

Frank Galati is a long-time member of the legendary Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, and has taught at Northwestern University. The winner of Tony Awards for the adaptation and direction of The Grapes of Wrath in 1990, was nominated for an Oscar for co-adapting The Accidental Tourist for the screen, and was the director of Ragtime and The Pirate Queen on Broadway Frank Galati is also known for adapting several other works for stage and screen.

“Rhinoceros” is considered to be one of the greatest works of political theatre of the absurd. Originally produced in the late 1950s, the play hearkens back to the origins of fascism and how propaganda infects the minds of citizens.

Extended 41-minute Bay Area Theatre podcast.

Also: Review of “Significant Other” at SF Playhouse through June 15, 2019.

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