Venue Details

1235 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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Goldstar Member
We went to the Saturday matinee and parked at the Donatello hotel. It was only $10 for 5 hours so you have plenty of time before or after for a bite to eat before or after. There's a half price happy hour at the hotel restaurant too
The Orphan of Zhao info Jun 23 2014 star this tip starred
Eddie Wong
There's a small lot off Geary St., down an ally. $15 for Sunday. Not bad.
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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, although trying to emulate real conversation, , gets annoying and difficult to...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 share their discomfort. ACT's answer to reaching 1000 people per show...continued

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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.