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Arcadia

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

Reviews & Ratings

148 ratings
3.5 average rating
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106 reviews
28 stars
attended May 26 2013

Act 1, scene 1 knocked me out - brisk, clever, captivating! Scene 2 was super long and tedious making the overall time of the play (insides out of 3 hours) too long. ... continued

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88 reviews
16 stars
attended May 21 2013

I probably would have enjoyed the play, since the dialogue seemed to be quick and smart, but the acoustics in the balconey at the A.C.T. are so bad that you can't make... continued

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86 reviews
90 stars
attended May 29 2013

Interesting play, though way too long and drawn out.
The comedy was in bits and pieces, with most of it in the 1st half.
The idea that some of the known (and... continued

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59 reviews
63 stars
attended May 16 2013

Wonderful Tom Stoppard, deeply thoughtful and stimulating. Engaging cast. You might want to try the free headsets if you're up on the balcony because the dialogue moves fast.

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38 reviews
39 stars
attended May 16 2013

Handsome set, directing, acting - in all a fine production of a Stoppard favorite. Some miscasting (Murray) but generally a fine job was done by all, including Murray... continued

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27 reviews
16 stars
attended May 26 2013

I enjoyed the play very much. Using the headphones from A.C.T., I could hear the lines delivered by the actors clearly, even though I was seated in the Balcony. Hearing... continued

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27 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 07 2013

The position of the stage to the upper seats creates severe neck strain. Also if you buy refreshments, they tell you it is alright to eat in the auditorium but when you... continued

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26 reviews
7 stars
attended May 26 2013

Arcadia is a dense, intense intellectually stimulating mash up of historical romance and physics. Incredible but true. Oh and did I mention it is laugh out loud funny... continued

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20 reviews
16 stars
attended May 28 2013

I went for specific reasons - I'm a writer, and I've read the play and saw the original production here and was still confused. I wanted to understand more of why it was... continued

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19 reviews
0 stars
attended May 22 2013

I love the play and the Actors were fabulous!!!!!!!

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17 reviews
9 stars
attended Jun 05 2013

1st scene, and last scene were great..very funny...the 3 acts in the middle, just okay. Didn't realize it was a 2:45 play with a 15 minute intermission, making it 3 hours long....

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7 reviews
10 stars
attended May 18 2013

Wonderful theater experience. Truly is Stoppard's masterpiece. Not to be missed.

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6 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 05 2013

Arcadia is a wonderful play, especially for those who like to stretch their minds. It is witty, romantic and very cleverly plotted. It is set in one house during two... continued

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2 reviews
36 stars
attended May 18 2013

Fantastic play! Tom Stoppard fans rejoice. Especially if new to his plays, but even if not, get there early in plenty of time to read the program, as it will help orient... continued

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 16 2013

The seats were excellent, the play was fantcastic and the service for both was top notch. Love A.C.T. & Goldstar for being two outstanding organizations to deal with!

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1 review
2 stars
attended May 26 2013

Very mixed feelings about this production. It's a terrific show, very well done, with a huge exception - understudy in a major role who obviously didn't know his part... continued

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170 reviews
129 stars
attended May 18 2013

In the Balcony, there were a lot of older people, such as we, and none of us could hear the scintillating dialogue! It was really hard to hear such an interesting play, that was complex and well-acted. So we left 2/3 way through.

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52 reviews
0 stars
attended May 29 2013

I am a big Tom Stoppard fan, and hadn't yet seen ARCADIA, so was thrilled to hear that ACT would be doing it this year. I am going to try to see it again before the end... continued

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38 reviews
42 stars
attended Jun 04 2013

ACT seatings suck. Play was hour and a half too long, costumes and lighnings were real good. Acting too.

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38 reviews
0 stars
attended May 25 2013

I'm a huge fan of Stoppard's plays, so what occurred during the performance I attended (Saturday night, May 25) was a devastating disappointment. The understudy Robert... continued

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