Original, up close and personal theater in an art deco showcase.. What to Expect Once a dining hall for the Eagle Lodge, The Bullitt's art deco venue at ACT has become an outstanding showcase for provocative solo performances and new play workshops. Audiences truly take a shot in the dark, but they often get resounding hits, like Eve Ensler's controversial "The Vagina Monologues" and Dael Orlandersmith's one-woman drama, "The Gimmick" (She'll do "Monster" this season).
Local actors like John Procaccino, David Pichette and Lawrence Ballard, who regularly grace the ACT stage take solo turns, a true challenge for any actor, getting down to the nitty-gritty of performance. Done right, it's the ultimate theater experience.
In the Know Walk up the original 1953 double staircase to the surrounding four-sided balcony where the old brass railings used to be. They were raised because in the old days--so the story goes--people would lose their balance and tumble over.