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A.C.T.
near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-749-2228
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26 events
12 reviews
2 stars
Went a little earlier to pick up tickets at Will Call and catch a quick bite. Scored free street parking- meters typically free after 6pm and Sundays!
Acoustic Voices: Call Me Miss Birds Eye: A Celebration of Ethel Merman
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2 reviews
7 stars
We had dinner at the diner just east of the theatre. An authentic, neighborhood kind of diner, nothing phony. I had a great omelette. My friend had a hamburger.
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36 reviews
13 stars
attended Apr 17 2007

I thought it had great merit and was extremely interesting in what it revealed about 1) the predicament of Japanese-Americans after their return from the camps, and 2) the Fillmore District of our past. The play dragged somewhat but I didn't...continued

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8 stars
attended Apr 22 2007

A wonderful artistic rendering of a very different San Francisco of the not too distant past, an engaging reminder of the unique multicultural past that explores the legacy of racism and injustices of our forebearers in the supposedly prosperous...continued

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The place: Fillmore Street, San Francisco. The time: 1946.

When more than 100,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II, San Francisco’s bustling Japantown suddenly became an urban ghost town. African Americans from the neighboring Fillmore District, rural whites from the Midwest and other societal outcasts began to fill the vacant neighborhood. But what happened when the Japanese Americans came back?

In this world premiere commissioned and developed by A.C.T.‘s Philip Kan Gotanda (The Wash, A.C.T.’s Yohen) portrays an unexpected grouping of characters as they struggle to revive a community shattered by the effects of the war. Radiantly hopeful, heart-wrenchingly honest and deeply infused with the jazz rhythms of the neighborhood, After the War is a powerful valentine to San Francisco—and to the everyday people who built this city with their lives, loves and stories.

Written by Philip Kan Gotanda

Directed by Carey Perlof