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Abigail's Party Reviews

San Francisco Playhouse (San Francisco, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

61 ratings
3.9 average rating
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354 reviews
111 stars
attended May 23 2013

I see almost every production here and it is one of my favorite small theater companies. The acting was great as usual and the set was exceptional as usual. However, I was not wowed by the script or the content. Plus, I did not find it all that...continued

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226 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 08 2013

Acting was brilliant. Set was stunning...in the first half. But the play falls apart a bit in the second half. Even genious directing and acting couldn't quite pull it through.

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153 reviews
503 stars
attended Jul 03 2013

Very entertaining show with an excellent cast. Lovely theatre and cocktail area. Congrats to S.F. Playhouse.

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110 reviews
31 stars
attended Jun 08 2013

I didn't care for the script - it didn't go anywhere. It was a slice of dysfunctional life, the end. Kudos to Susi Damilano who killed it in the lead roll. The part was made for her. The actor playing Tony overacted.

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90 reviews
91 stars
attended May 24 2013

Funny, enjoyable show. The American actors did a great job with their British accents.

The only part about the show that I didn't like was the ending...which I won't give away.

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1 stars
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16 reviews
9 stars
attended May 21 2013

Nice older venue, easy to get to and ample parking options nearby. Food and drink are allowed in the theater! The production was fun -- nice set and good character development with some sharp dialog.

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12 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 06 2013

A darkly hilarious, British kind of Death of a Salesman. The dialogue was riveting, laugh out loud funny, as well as poignant and wince inducing. The actors were beyond gifted and seeing it in the San Francisco Playhouses new but antique jewel box...continued

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11 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 06 2013

Funny show and well done. Enjoyed the stage and setting.

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11 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 02 2013

We really enjoyed this show! Hasn't heard anything about it, and decided to go last minute. The cast was terrific, and the pitch perfect British accents...(of class as well as region) added immeasurably. I will admit, I couldn't keep my eyes off...continued

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9 reviews
12 stars
attended May 21 2013

great acting (as usual) , wonderful set, good direction, hated the script.
British farce whose afraid of virginia wolf mashup

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 18 2013

Unfortunately, this production was a miss. I've found SFPLAYHOUSE to have high quality productions, and this show does have good production values, the acting is competent. But I found the directing to be inept. The awkward pauses were far too...continued

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127 reviews
30 stars
attended Jun 07 2013

The performances were fine - ranging from adequate (Remi Sandri, who had the thankless task of trying to make a boring character interesting) to good (Allison White and Susi Damilano, as a chatty awkward neighbor and an over-sexed housewife,...continued

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65 reviews
12 stars
attended May 23 2013

Funny, biting, sexy play well acted.

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65 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 25 2013

The script wasn't great, a farce about socially inept people. The ending was completely out of synch with the rest of the play. While the acting was generally serviceable, the woman who played Beverly was too old and the man who played Laurence...continued

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53 reviews
22 stars
attended Jun 08 2013

Fabulous acting, well directed, great set and a very interesting play. Keeping up SFPlayhouse signature style of something you can talk about afterwards.

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SF_Marky
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41 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 13 2013

A very enjoyable and entertaining play, Abigail's Party displays the fine talents of five actors. I enjoyed the play and recommend it. I enjoyed all the performers, and especially liked (yes, thank you!) the performance of Julia Brothers as Susan.

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30 reviews
0 stars
attended May 21 2013

Abigail's Party was a wonderful theater experience. Susi Damilano was sensational as Beverly, one of five eccentrics thrown together in 1970's England, all trying to one-up each other. She plays the vamping, drinking, sarcastic wife with true...continued

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25 reviews
92 stars
attended Jun 06 2013

Excellent acting in a well-staged, rather bitter comedy.

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22 reviews
26 stars
attended Jul 03 2013

Another very solid production from this very reliable theater company. I really like their new venue, my first opporutnity to experience it.

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