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Black Watch

The Armory Community Center - The Drill Court (San Francisco, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

178 ratings
4.1 average rating
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Nancy F.
140 events
38 reviews
307 stars
attended May 15 2013

Absolutely worth seeing! Once I settled in, and gave up on looking for a grand narrative arc and just went with the episodic ebb-and-flow of it, I enjoyed it more.... continued

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37 reviews
76 stars
attended Jun 15 2013

It was brilliant but it's over.

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64 events
35 reviews
8 stars
attended May 22 2013

I thought it was an interesting and moving play. I did get tired of the F and C words practically being used seemingly in every sentence. The actors did a very good job and the choreography at the end was beautiful.

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53 events
27 reviews
0 stars
attended May 29 2013

Loved the theatre space.
Loved the production values.
Hated this show after 5 min.
No new insight into war , just smoke and mirrors and no content at all. Just yelling,... continued

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30 events
26 reviews
4 stars
attended May 31 2013

I was deeply moved by this performance. Deeply. Sometimes, it takes a closer look at the devastation of war to fully realize how brutal and unnecessary it is. The... continued

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37 events
26 reviews
17 stars
attended Jun 05 2013

Lives up to the hype and my favorite play since War Horse 2 years ago. So much so in fact this is my second viewing. Ultimately this is the experience of young Scottish... continued

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51 events
26 reviews
6 stars
attended May 15 2013

Remarkable theater event in a well-chosen setting. The use of mics. Is awful; it flattens the actors ' voices and often makes the sound non- directional. But perhaps the... continued

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46 events
23 reviews
3 stars
attended May 15 2013

Black Watch was very very intense and disturbing--in a good way. Funny, too, at times. Incredibly physically demanding on the actors. There was a fistfight scene with... continued

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49 events
20 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 13 2013

The acting was good. But otherwise, it was this 2 hour, no intermission, unoriginal musical about the horrors of war in an extremely stuffy auditorium.

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62 events
20 reviews
2 stars
attended May 11 2013

This is NOT a play, it is a theatrical event, a documentary with amazing stage effects.
You have never seen anything like this and it is a privilege to have witnessed the... continued

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robert morgan
91 events
20 reviews
3 stars
attended May 14 2013

UNIQUE...ENGROSSING...POWERFUL...WORTH EXPERIENCE

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25 events
19 reviews
11 stars
attended May 18 2013

This is the worst theater experience of my life as a theater goer. It was unintelligilbe, except for a hammering of four letter words, every other word. Actors ran back... continued

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61 events
18 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 14 2013

Absolutely loved it....Makes you really think about wars though...Very loud...Impressive theatrics and making the audience a part of the tableau...

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67 events
18 reviews
3 stars
attended May 29 2013

Should have been a more satisfying experience but my enjoyment was lessened by not being completely attuned to the Scottish dialect. Since half of the dialogue consisted... continued

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42 events
16 reviews
9 stars
attended May 21 2013

Absolutely brilliant. I was concerned about a 1 hour and 50 minute show with no intermission, but I was so captivated and mesmerized from beginning to end, that any... continued

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16 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 14 2013

Terrible show. The Scottish accents are so strong that you can't understand what they're saying.

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53 events
15 reviews
4 stars
attended May 23 2013

There were moments I enjoyed, there were moments I shook my head at, but the gripping emotion of what is presented left me with many thoughts. If you can read about the... continued

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25 events
15 reviews
55 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

While the performance lacks some precision in parts, that only adds to its humanity. There is a deep sense of tradition and culture in scenes of song or dance, though... continued

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14 reviews
1 stars
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13 reviews
10 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

Black Watch is an intense, somewhat experimental theater work that incorporates scenes, songs, dance/movement, multimedia to weave a story of pride, honor, disaffection... continued

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