Venue Details

139 Star Starred
San Francisco Playhouse
Between Powell and Mason Streets. 450 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94102
415-677-9596
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MARINDOC
Sutter Stockton parking was only $3 if you don't mind walking 2+ blocks to save the $21-36 nearby hotel lots.
Ideation travel Oct 15 2014 star this tip starred
Dennis Roberts
The Stockton/Sutter garage is incredibly cheap and it is a very short walk to the theater.
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.3 average rating
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45 events
21 reviews
14 stars
attended Oct 02 2013

The play is intense, disturbing, painful even - like humans, like war. The acting is strong and the time absolutely flew by. And you know time flys.... They have a full bar for before and during.

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201 events
143 reviews
19 stars
attended Oct 04 2013

Before the play I wasn't sure what it could be about, Bengal tigers and the Baghdad Zoo? After the play, I'm still not sure what it was about. Anti-War? Greed? Racism? Regardless, I thoroughly enjoyed the play, when viewed as a series of skits...continued

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LIH
97 events
62 reviews
18 stars
attended Oct 03 2013

Poignant. Good acting. Set, lighting added to experience

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Website

http://sfplayhouse.org/season1314/bengal_tiger.php

Quotes & Highlights

“It’s funny. It’s poignant, sometimes both at once … for all its intriguing, even inspiring spiritual and moral questions, the most immediate lesson to be learned here is: Never, ever stick your arm in a tiger’s cage.” -San Francisco Chronicle
“Joseph is a beautiful writer. The story and the characters twist and turn. At the end of Act One there is no way to guess what will happen in Act Two. In the end, we are left with the only explanation of human behavior that has ever made any sense: ‘You get hungry, you get stupid.’ And we get it from the mouth of a tiger.” -SF Theater Blog
“Through performances and design, director Bill English creates a provocative world that allows the poetry of the dead and the garish reality of the living to blend in surprising, moving and perplexing ways.” -Theater Dogs
“The production values, set, costumes and props are first-rate. The cast is absolutely committed to a challenging script … it’s hard to imagine a more ferocious performance than Marchetti’s.” -Bay Area Reporter

Description

By Rajiv Joseph

Directed by Bill English

About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco Playhouse

The aim of the SF Playhouse is to provide a creative home and inspiring environment where actors, directors, writers, designers and theater lovers converge to create works that celebrate the human spirit. Founded by Bill English and Susi Damilano in 2003, SF Playhouse is Union Square’s intimate, professional theatre. Using professional actors and world-class design, the SF Playhouse — which won the Bay Guardian‘s 2006 Best Off Broadway Theatre Award and about which the San Francisco Chronicle raved "San Francisco’s newest theatre isn’t just another tiny stage carved out of a storefront…it’s an enticing introduction to a new company" — has become an intimate theatre alternative to the traditional Union Square theatre fare, garnering 20 Bay Area Theatre Critic nominations in its first year.