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2230 Star Starred
A.C.T.
near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-749-2228
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Michael
We had a great lunch at My China at Westfield Mall and walked to the theater. We traveled form Napa by Ferry from Vallejo and used public transportation from Ferry Building to the Mall.
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Left car in San Bruno - took Bart. fast and easy & no parking hassle/expense.
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10 reviews
7 stars
attended Jan 20 2011

Really interesting issues, great writing, and TERRIFIC acting by A.C.T. core members/grads and Richard Thieriot. Wow! Nice to see "so many" (seven) characters on stage at once too. Get ready for I-can't-believe-they're-saying-it dialogue in Act...continued

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65 reviews
24 stars
attended Jan 22 2011

I agree with the comment from tsbohrer that some of the timimg was off in that the laughs from the audience drowned out the next lines. However, this is a not to miss play.

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51 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 21 2011

Having been in Chicago during the time of panic selling, the play was so false, the setting,the characters, the dialogue.

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Don’t miss the first two shows of the new year! A.C.T. presents the West Coast premiere of the internationally acclaimed comedy Clybourne Park, which cleverly spins the events of A Raisin in the Sun to tell an unforgettable new story about race and real estate in America. Next up, a celebration of Nobel Prize–winning playwright Harold Pinter’s legacy with his most sexually provocative play, The Homecoming, a vivid drama that chronicles the grueling power struggle that ensues when a long-absent son and his attractive wife return to his contentious childhood home in London’s East End.

Clybourne Park: Home is where the heart—and history—is in Clybourne Park, which cleverly spins the events of the incendiary 1959 drama A Raisin in the Sun to reveal fresh perspectives on the politics of race in America. Act I opens in 1959, as a white couple sells their home in a middle-class Chicago neighborhood to a black family, causing uproar in their all-white community. Act II transports us to 2009, when the stakes are different, but the debate is eerily familiar, as negotiations about a white couple’s gentrification plans for the house—in what has become a historic black neighborhood—whirl into lightning-quick and uncomfortably revealing repartee. A “buzz-saw sharp new comedy” (The Washington Post) from an adamant provocateur, Clybourne Park stirs up the divisive ghosts of race and class that lurk beneath the contemporary veneer of political correctness.

The Homecoming: A.C.T. celebrates Nobel Prize–winning playwright Harold Pinter’s legacy with his most sexually provocative play. A long-absent son and his attractive wife, Ruth, return to his contentious childhood home in London’s East End. Caught in a grueling power struggle, father and sons vie for Ruth’s attention and affection with outrageous consequences in a play that changed the face of 20th-century drama. Longtime Pinter collaborator and A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff directs this brilliant classic featuring René Augesen, who celebrates her tenth-anniversary season as part of the A.C.T. core acting company.