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Dead Metaphor

A.C.T. (San Francisco, CA)

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97 ratings
4.1 average rating
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409 reviews
68 stars
attended Mar 01 2013

This show was incredible! I loved it. It's a must see.....

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152 reviews
501 stars
attended Mar 02 2013

I could pick apart some of the problems with "Dead Metaphor" - a couple of the characters are a little too two-dimensional and the ending is very unsatisfying (no one in the audience knew the show was over!), but with a terrific first act and some...continued

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107 reviews
30 stars
attended Mar 14 2013

The actors playing the father, the politician and the job counselor were top notch. The actor who played the veteran was comparatively weak; I didn't get some of the his choices. The moving round table set was cool. Second act was more...continued

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88 reviews
16 stars
attended Mar 20 2013

This was kind of a quirky play, with a very practical and different stage setting. I loved all the characters, and laughed alot. The ending was not what I expected, and at first I felt a little cheated, but then i realized that was a fascinating...continued

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66 reviews
27 stars
attended Mar 20 2013

Superb play, great comedy, food for reflection. Enjoyed discussion afterwards with Phil bronstein regarding returning vets. Go see this play!

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61 reviews
64 stars
attended Mar 16 2013

very relevant and meaningful, yet funny. Great acting.

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10 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 02 2013

Dead Metaphor: Where forgotten Afghanistan war vets, the lousy job market, super-right-wing female politicians, impending motherhood, marriage, elder care, environmentalism, religion, love, hate, cynicism, pity, mercilessness and gas barbeques...continued

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6 reviews
70 stars
attended Mar 19 2013

It was good, not great. The biggest standout for me was the innovative staging--very clever. The theater itself is gorgeous. Parking is not easy, even for this salty San Francisco veteran.

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5 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 07 2013

Stellar comic facility among the actors and an interesting indictment of a script made this a really enjoyable night at the theatre.

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181 reviews
130 stars
attended Feb 28 2013

Wonderfully witty and great puns and metaphors! Great characters, from Dean, the soldier son, and his dad, to the job counselor to the Nikki Haley character, Helen. Great about current politics, and how our returning vets are treated. Especially...continued

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65 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 05 2013

Great script, great set, very good cast

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49 reviews
21 stars
attended Mar 23 2013

Terrific play: well acted, well directed and great set. the motives are all so pertinent to today's issues. We enjoyed it very much,

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43 reviews
51 stars
Goldstar Member
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38 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 28 2013

I enjoyed this dark comedy and would recommend it to others. The dialogue was blunt, quickly exposing the characters for who they were. Interesting set design with two circles moving in opposite directions - this enabled quick movements from...continued

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29 reviews
11 stars
attended Mar 05 2013

This is a play worth seeing! There are lots of laughs, but this is a serious subject that will make you think.

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28 reviews
18 stars
attended Mar 13 2013

The first half was hilarious, with a wide variety of targets of dark but painfully-honest humor (politics, Republicans, spouses, aging, soldiers, poor interviewees, etc) and a clever staging device. The 2nd half wasn't nearly as good as it becomes...continued

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26 reviews
28 stars
attended Mar 14 2013

Awesome play - clever and hilarious

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23 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 16 2013

Fabulous dialogue but probably not for Republicans; very funny if you're more liberal

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22 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 28 2013

Pros:
creative set
talented actors

Cons:
stereotype subject matter, insulting
unnecessary foul language with just about every line as the play progressed

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22 reviews
29 stars
attended Mar 13 2013

While flawlessly directed and acted, the set imaginative and novel, the lighting was weird and the plot fatally flawed.

There were funny moments for sure, but the ending was totally unsatisfactory, the plot twists non existant, and the dialog...continued

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