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A.C.T.
near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-749-2ACT
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Katana - Ya is just across the street and its awesome Ramen.
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Dress Casual or Formal - either or, up to you :) !!
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Take the bus
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Richard Mitra
Take the muni if you can. It left us a short walk to ACT.
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Richard Mitra
Dress casusally, Bring binoculars if you have them for the balcony
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Take the stairs. You may be treated to complimentary wine & cheese.
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Reviews & Ratings

225 ratings
4.2 average rating
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131 events
89 reviews
17 stars
attended Jan 20 2011

Fantastic acting, set, script and direction and all in the first preview! If you have hearing problems definitely get the amplifier. I was in row M (towards the back) and could hear almost every word fine except when the audience was really laughing!

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 22 2011

The storyline was really interesting but it was hard to ignore some severe OVER acting by some...and severe UNDER acting by others. The "interruptive" style of dialog,... continued

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9 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 20 2011

Outstanding for an ACT production. This rather intimate play probably would be most powerful in a smaller space, where the audience is closer to the actors and can fully... continued

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More Information

Website

http://www.act-sf.org/1011/clybournepark/index.html

Quotes & Highlights

“A spiky and damningly insightful new comedy” —The New York Times
“Completely audacious, architecturally ingenious entertainment” —Entertainment Weekly
“Outrageously funny and squirm-inducing” —The Independent (London)
“A lively, darkly humorous affair . . . remarkably perceptive, hilarious, and surprisingly poignant” —Associated Press
“[A] buzz-saw sharp new comedy . . . of inadvertent bad manners” —The Washington Post
“Superb, elegantly written, and hilarious” —The New Yorker
“The funniest play of the year” —London Evening Standar
“Genius” —The Times of London

Description

Home is where the heart—and history—is in Clybourne Park, a new comedy that cleverly spins the events of A Raisin in the Sun to tell an unforgettable new story about race and real estate in America. Act I opens in 1959, as a white couple sells their home to a black family, causing uproar in their middle-class Chicago neighborhood. Act II transports us to the same house in 2009, when the stakes are different, but the debate is strikingly familiar. Adamant provocateur Bruce Norris launches his characters into lightning-quick repartee as they scramble for control of the situation, revealing how we can — and can’t — distance ourselves from the stories that linger in our houses.