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Sweet Bird of Youth

Tides Theatre (San Francisco, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

59 ratings
4.3 average rating
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24 reviews
32 stars
attended Jul 24 2013

Overly long and wordy, difficult to sit through. 3 acts, 2 intermissions. Even
the fantastic Tennessee was probably drinking when he wrote this. The
actors did their best, however, and the theater is intimate, the staff friendly.

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12 reviews
9 stars
attended Aug 01 2013

Open seating presented no problems, most seats are good. Play was 3 hours long, but surprisingly after first act seemed to move very well. Acting was superb, but because of realistic portrayal some scenes were almost too vivid. I thought it was...continued

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35 reviews
41 stars
attended Aug 02 2013

This play is typical of Tennessee Williams in portraying a bleak human landscape with down-and-out characters. From the start, you know the story won't end well. He gives us some truly low-life characters. That said, this play has more humor and...continued

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Ron
72 events
19 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 17 2013

Great show! Another wonderful play by Tennessee Williams, filled with emotion, flawed characters, and some comedy.

Intense dialogue, handled very well by the actors. Highly recommended. It's long, almost 3 hours, with 2 intermissions, but did...continued

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18 reviews
9 stars
attended Aug 16 2013

glad to finally see this rarely produced play be a master. The supporting cast was largely excellent. the two leads have a Herculean task to bring these roles off. The Contess DelLago, very difficult to make sypathetic to a modern audience. ...continued

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18 reviews
16 stars
attended Aug 22 2013

Truly a wonderful production. The actors were just amazing.

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16 reviews
11 stars
attended Aug 09 2013

The acting was fabulous and the seating was excellent.

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23 events
11 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 27 2013

Outstanding acting!! Cramped somewhat airless venue. LOOONNGGGG play.....Would have really benefitted from a start EARLIER than 8 pm, and where 2 intermissions are nice, it made a long evening. Still worth seeing for sure if you are ok with those...continued

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10 reviews
9 stars
attended Jul 27 2013

Dan Fagan really IS Chance Wayne in this show. Not only is he physically perfect for the part, but he is inside the character's skin and takes us on a emotional roller coaster. The rest is just OK...but I highly recommend the show to watch Dan...continued

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9 reviews
26 stars
attended Aug 14 2013

This is a wonderful production of a powerful, compelling Tennessee Williams play. Williams explores the loss of innocence as well as fading youth. The plot is somewhat lurid, but the outrageousness keeps it interesting and the acting is, for the...continued

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14 events
8 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 31 2013

Some really great acting and some really bad acting. Fontana Butterfield was excellent as The Princess; a little too loud to create the kind of nuances one would hope for in that role, but projection is a tricky thing. Her face, however, was a...continued

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3 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 19 2013

As the saying goes, sometimes you get what you paid for. And at other times, you get even less. Being a big fan of Tennessee Williams, I was hoping that one of his more distinctive works would not be played so amateurishly. But, unfortunately, it...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 07 2013

My first but not last visit to 533 Sutter. Powerful performances and great venue.

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 02 2013

My friend and I went to a Friday night preformance. The two lead actors, Dan Fagan and Fontana Butterfield were excellent, amazing to see how much written script in the first act alone. I thought Boss Finley was too loud in speaking his part. His...continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 07 2013

The production was well cast, particularly the main characters, and their acting was excellent. A riveting and believable evening of theater -- we thoroughly enjoyed it, and will be back to Tides again.

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joe
3 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 17 2013

Wonderful performance and wonderful cast. Loved the intimacy of the theater.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 17 2013

excellent performance. fine casting and acting...

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1 review
1 stars
attended Aug 17 2013

I bought the ticket to the theatre 1 day before the play,great experience,loved the play.Everything was organized really excellent,thanks

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1 review
2 stars
attended Aug 01 2013

My friends and I really enjoyed ! I was a little apprehensive that being a small, off-Geary theatre, it may be an amateurish, ramshackle production. How pleasantly surprised we were! The theatre was very comfortable. The service was...continued

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