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Actors' Gang Embarks On International Tour


The actor's Gang embarks on an international tour with William Shakespear's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM DIRECTED BY TIM ROBBINS

Robbins and the Theatre Company will take the Production to Beijing, ChinaJune 10th–15th, Shanghai, China June 19th – 21st and to Italy June 28th–July 6th at the Spoleto Festival, APRIL 28, 2014 – The Actors' Gang, the critically acclaimed Los Angeles based ensemble Theatre Company, will be heading overseas bringing William Shakespeare'sA Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Academy Award® winner Tim Robbins, to international audiences. The production will put on six performances in Beijing, China, June 10th– 15th at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, four performances in Shanghai, China, June 19th – 21st at the Daguan Theatre, Zendai Himalayas Art Center and four to six performances in Italy, June 28th – July 6th at the prestigious Spoleto Festival.

The Actors' Gang is only the second American theatre company to perform at China's National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) and is the only American company to participate in the NCPA's 2014 Shakespeare Festival. The NCPA is China's largest and most prestigious performing arts center.

The China tour is produced by Ping Pong Productions, a Beijing-based cultural exchange production company. The Actors' Gang production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, joins the Berliner Ensemble production of Peter Pan directed by Robert Wilson as the featured productions at the Spoleto Festival in Italy. The Italy tour is produced by the Change Performing Arts Company, a Milan-based independent production company. For over 33 years, Robbins has served as the Artistic Director of The Actors' Gang.

In addition to over a hundred and fifty productions produced at The Actors' Gang Los Angeles base of operations, the award winning company has toured extensively throughout the United States and to five continents throughout the world with productions such asEmbedded, George Orwells' 1984, The Exonerated, The Guys, Tartuffe, Carnage,and The Trial of Catonsville Nine.


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