Magic Theatre presents the world premiere of " Talk Is Cheap...Dreams Are Priceless,” a one-man show about America 's theatrical legend Sanford Meisner. Written by Jim Jarrett, the play opens the door to the classroom where some of America 's most successful actors first began.
Sanford Meisner, who was Jarrett's mentor, was one of the world's most influential and respected teachers of acting. Now, for the first time, audiences will have the opportunity to meet the irascible and entertaining man who helped advance more acting careers than the other top-name acting teachers combined. For over fifty of his ninety-one years, Meisner was Director of the celebrated Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York City. A short list of former students is testimony to his teaching brilliance: Gregory Peck, Geraldine Page, Grace Kelly, Joanne Woodward, Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen, Diane Keaton, John Cassavettes, Eli Wallach, Jeff Goldblum, Mary Steenburgen, Susan Sarandon, Sydney Pollack, David Mamet, Mark Rydell � and the list literally goes on and on.
Jarrett spent four years with the legendary acting teacher as Meisner's protégé and teacher-in-training. Soon after, Jarrett appeared in feature films, commercials, and TV series. In 1994 Jarrett was introduced to Vincent , Leonard Nimoy's one-man show about Van Gogh, and has spent the last ten years touring his acclaimed production throughout the world.
August 8 – 27, 8pm (there will be no performances on Sundays August 13 or 20)
All performances will be held at San Francisco 's Magic Theatre (Fort Mason Center, Building D, Laguna at Marina Blvd.)
Single tickets ($20 - $30) are available by calling (415) 441-8822 or online at www.magictheatre.org.
Official Website: http://www.magictheatre.org
Added by ericsf7 on August 10, 2006