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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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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 13 2013

This is a really powerful, excellent show. Get there if you can!

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2 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 16 2013

This was a great play. Although I wasn't insanely interested in the topic, it told a great story and did so with some really interesting stagework and very impressive physicality from the actors. Neat to see the Armory Drill Court all decked out...continued

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2 reviews
7 stars
attended May 11 2013

Very well performed and great staging. The script could have used some more words besides the plentiful unprintable ones, but it was probably true to life. The disbanding of the black watch was not explained very well and I was one of the...continued

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0 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

Went based on rave reviews, and walked out half way through, sadly. There was no resonance, not much character, not much depth, despite the good intentions. Of course, having a hard time understanding the heavy accents didn't help.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended May 25 2013

Wonderful and original production. Also great to see this space put to such good use. I look forward to seeing more productions here.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Jun 14 2013

A Scottish friend writes: Personally I am unsure what the main focus of the play is. The folly of the Iraq invasion? Perhaps. I thought of it more as a depiction of the unravelling of Scottish society particularly in its male, working class...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended May 09 2013

An exciting, different sort of theatre experience. It was good to get another point of view on the war in Iraq.

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1 review
1 stars
attended May 28 2013

An incredible experience. Don't miss it!

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0 stars
attended May 26 2013

Black Watch is a shining example of what theatre can deliver in artistic experience that other media can't. It is just enthralling, and the choreography and unfolding of this multi-layered story as compelling as anything I've ever seen in a...continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended Jun 13 2013

Brillant play/musical! Ten men! Low price friendly/secure parking across the street. When I went to will call they upgraded my ticket, (I got a fantastic seat!) I would not be doing this review unless I wanted everyone to go to Black Watch.

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1 review
1 stars
attended May 10 2013

Constant shouting and F & C words. Boring story. Don't waste money.

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1 stars
attended Jun 15 2013

excellent show and Goldstar service

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0 stars
attended Jun 13 2013

Great show, really fabulous tickets at a better price than anywhere else. The tickets were ready for us to pick up before the show- could not be happier

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0 stars
attended Jun 14 2013

I kept waiting for it to become poignant. It never made it.

Campbell was good. He almost convinced me he could have been in the military... almost.

The others, to varying degrees, not so much. Nothing in their stance and demeanor reminded...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jun 13 2013

I really appreciated that they didn't start the performance until everyone had used the facilities (too few restrooms for the woman, though). The roaming spot lights over the audience before the show were irritating (I wondered how someone with...continued

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0 stars
attended May 18 2013

I went to the show largely to support the ACT's decision to mount this production in the historic San Francisco Armory in the Mission. I'm not usually a big fan of topical current-event themed drama, but I found this show to be moving, funny,...continued

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attended Jun 11 2013

Loved this performance. The Armory is a great space and ACT used it well. Black Watch was funny and thoughtful. The choreography was brilliant. I love those Scottish accents, but I feel like I want to see it again so I can catch some of the lines...continued

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1 review
5 stars
attended May 25 2013

Our "rear orchestra" seats were in the second row from the front. Not at all what we ordered. We had to exchange them, and got seats where we couldn't sit together. Does not make us want to order from this site again. The show was not good.

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0 stars
attended May 22 2013

The armory was a perfect presentation space for this type of theatre.

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