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1676 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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fogcitygal
The cookies that they sell for $2 each are completely hard and stale.
Old Hats info Sep 29 2014 star this tip starred
fogcitygal
You're wasting your money to sit in the balcony at this theater. The rack of lights attached to the front of the balcony blocks the view of those in the front row, so they lean forward at the edge of their seats to see action at the front of the stage. The balcony is VERY steeply raked, so when they lean forward, a ripple effect occurs where the people in the second row also lean forward to try to see around the heads of the people in the front row who are now blocking their view, and so on and so on. If those in the front row are inconsiderate jerks, they stay leaned forward through the entire show, and no one behind them can see. Absolute sightline FAIL. The lighting rig needs to be redesigned!!! The owners of this theater don't give a crap about screwing over balcony patrons. I politely asked the usher to ask the people in the front row to sit back, and he point-blank refused to do so.
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3 reviews
8 stars
attended Oct 25 2005

Good production of a great play.

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7 reviews
9 stars
attended Oct 15 2005

excellent cast, great direction and adaption of an American Classic. The actors protraying Maggie, Big Momma and Big Daddy were outstanding. Weakest lead was Brick - the actor did not have enough charisma to be believed as someone everyone would...continued

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The night air is thick as molasses. Maggie doesn’t notice the strap of her slip as it slides down one shoulder. The ice clinks softly in Brick’s glass as he pours himself yet another drink. She’s sick of the routine; he’s sick of her. And tonight they’ve both reached the boiling point. In Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, a southern family’s simmering secrets rise to the surface as the family gathers to bid a final happy birthday to their ailing Big Daddy.

On the 50th anniversary of the play’s premiere, Tennessee Williams’s powerful and poetic language is as relevant to our cultural identity as his characters are unforgettable. With Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Williams cuts through the layers of one family’s facade to let loose the beautiful, shuddering last gasps of a tenuously constructed American mirage.