Black watch 920

Black Watch

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

Reviews & Ratings

178 ratings
4.1 average rating
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16 events
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 and disappointment. Mostly about a unit of the BW's experience in Iraq, the...continued

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12 reviews
10 stars
attended May 28 2013

Be certain to read the program before seeing the show
Even though I have lived in London and visited Scotland
many times some of the actors were difficult to understand

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Tim
43 events
11 reviews
13 stars
attended Jun 08 2013

Great show and great staging. If you have a few minutes before the show, read the history of the Black Watch in the program. It explains a few things that will help the story make a lot more sense.

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13 events
10 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 16 2013

Mesmerizing! Sorry it was the last day yesterday, as I would have heartily recommended this performance to everyone. Great history lessons, performed in a most unusual manner by a most athletically adept and well-acted troupe of men.

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29 events
10 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 06 2013

Play was excellent; a little tough to understand some of the dialogue but we managed. Is helpful to read up before seeing the play. Only real complaint was the seats -- not at all comfortable. And no water fountains.

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12 events
9 reviews
0 stars
attended May 29 2013

Black Watch was one of the most moving and thought-provoking productions I've seen in a long time. To read that the play was created from actual interviews with soldiers who served in Iraq is amazing! The musical numbers were wonderful, and the...continued

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8 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 11 2013

Good but not great. From a technical and staging perspective, it was very well done. But somehow the story failed to connect me to any of the characters, nor did I feel invested in the fate of Black Watch as a group.

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9 events
7 reviews
7 stars
attended May 17 2013

I've seen this now twice, once at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn back in 2011, and then at the Armory in SF. Once of the best shows I've ever seen (and I worked in the performing arts industry for 4 years).

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22 events
7 reviews
1 stars
attended May 25 2013

The venue was fantastic, loved the old Armory. Aspects of the play were engaging, but for the most part no single actor stood out, no character was developed that gave me insight in to the company's experience. There were a few moments of Scottish...continued

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6 reviews
12 stars
attended Jun 07 2013

"Black Watch" is the best theatre I have seen in the Bay Area in years. The music, the choreography, the language (although the Scottish accent is somewhat difficult to understand) collaborate to give a riveting performance. Don't miss it if you...continued

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zibbyz
19 events
6 reviews
27 stars
attended May 22 2013

Dont pass up an opportunity to see - powerful performance, innovative staging - fun venue. Not a bad seat in the house.

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13 events
6 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 06 2013

Enjoyed this play and especially liked the venue. The set changes were very clever. The subject matter was important and well written. The acting was well done. I loved it.

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7 events
6 reviews
6 stars
attended May 31 2013

Excellent staging, clearly talented actors, lots of swearing and yelling which gets old pretty fast. Loved the new use of the Armory as a theatre venue given the other "acting" going on there. My particularly favorite part of the show was the...continued

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Goldstar Member
13 events
6 reviews
5 stars
attended May 30 2013

Great space, acting and atmosphere. Felt the script a bit meandering.

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20 events
6 reviews
26 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

great venue, except not enough bathrooms for women, and the lines were very long prior to the show, since there was no intermission.

it would be possible to see from any seat, so I would advise less expensive seats for those who want...continued

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11 events
6 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 08 2013

I have been wanting to see this play. Two hours no break and if you leave you can't come back in. Use the restroom for sure. Language is really rough but I suspect that is the way they talk about their war experience. There is parking for $15.00...continued

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72 events
6 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 08 2013

Superficial anecdotes of young Scotsmen joining the military for lack of anything better to do, with predictable good- and bad-boy vignettes and "Oh shit!" battle experiences. Not really about young men trying to grow up or a critique of the Gulf...continued

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended May 14 2013

This is an astonishing "Must See" performance!

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9 events
6 reviews
3 stars
attended May 26 2013

This is an amazing theater event. It combines all sorts of things: photos, music, sound, as well as flawless acting. It reminds me of dance; it is executed so precisely.

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71 events
6 reviews
4 stars
attended May 29 2013

Worst theatrical experience I've ever had (and I've had many).
"Play" consisted of constant streaming obscenities: "Fucking, fucking, fucking, fuck, fuck, fucked" --and men insulting each other (worst insult was constantly calling each other a...continued

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