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Before the Sword

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Before the Sword

Friday, September 15, 2023 8:00 PM - Sunday, October 15, 2023 2:00 PM (PDT)


A legend begins at New Conservatory Theatre Center with the world premiere of Andrew Alty’s stirring tale of epic beginnings, "Before the Sword". In a small British village in 1936, author T.H. White stares at the blank pages that will become his future masterpiece. Enter Freddie, a young misfit with a mysterious past who is looking toward an uncertain future. After agreeing to tutor Freddie, White finally finds his muse and begins to write the timeless tale "The Sword in the Stone" – inspired by his new student and the ancient myth.

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This production has achieved two TBA Highlights! 

The Open Doors Achievement. This production has taken tangible, intentional steps to increase access for Bay Area audiences! 


The Homegrown Achievement. This production is creating jobs and creative opportunities right here in the Bay Area.

What are TBA Highlights? We're honoring incredible productions across the Bay that are driving the future of theatre forward. The Highlights program uplifts specific shows that have met the important benchmarks required to earn one (or more) of our four achievements: Homegrown Achievement, Going Green Achievement, Reflection Achievement, and Open Doors Achievement. This achievement signals to you that this show is a noteworthy part of our community. When you see one of these badges you can expect to see theatre produced, rehearsed, and performed according to these values. 



New Conservatory Theatre Center
25 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
25 Van Ness Avenue, Lower Lobby San Francisco, CA 94102
Friday, September 15, 2023 8:00 PM - Sunday, October 15, 2023 2:00 PM (PDT)
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
San Francisco
TBA Highlight: Homegrown
TBA Highlight: Open Doors
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