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Collected Stories Reviews

Cartwright Hotel on Union Square (San Francisco, CA)

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95 ratings
4.8 average rating
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30 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 14 2014

"Collected Stories" was a wonderful theater experience. The Cartwright Hotel Theater is a small intimate setting. We sat in the front row, and felt as though we were on the stage. In fact, when the stage manager brought out a podium for one of the...continued

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57 reviews
92 stars
attended Feb 09 2014

Three things strike me about this "pop-up" performance of Collected Stories at the Cartwright:

1. The intimacy of the theatre. Ten or so chairs are arrayed in a quarter-circle around the set, putting the audience right inside the living room of...continued

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 08 2014

Excellent small production. Thought-provoking and serious theater that is in short supply these days. The actors gave their all and there wasn't a single slip in dialogue the entire night. Bravo!

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21 reviews
23 stars
attended Mar 06 2014

A MUST SEE !! Should have 10 Star rating! Highly entertaining throughout. Excellent story, superior acting, and extraordinary direction (3 for 3!). Just the story alone was enough to keep me interested but when performed by the mega talented...continued

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5 reviews
9 stars
attended Feb 14 2014

The play was great! Fine writing and excellent acting made for memorable experience!

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1 review
1 stars
attended Feb 21 2014

David Margolis is a terrific writer and this performance was wonderful

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36 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 01 2014

Great authentic acting! Captivating writing! Definitely worth seeing!

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25 reviews
38 stars
attended Apr 25 2014

We had a delightful evening from the moment we walked into this unusual intimate venue in the Cartwright Hotel. We were offered free wine and cookies as we waited for the house to open. This theater group completely transformed a small hotel...continued

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19 reviews
19 stars
attended Feb 28 2014

Wonderful production in a gracious and only in SF setting. The actresses delivered all of the punches of the challenging and fascinating script like a couple of champs. Highly recommend it.

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13 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 01 2014

Well written and acted play in a very small venue so you are right next to the stage/actors. An NYC experience in SF.

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10 reviews
24 stars
attended Feb 22 2014

Such a wonderful experience! The (at first) subtle change of power between Ruth and her student is fascinating to watch and painfully understandable. Both actors did an outstanding job. I loved every second of it. The Cartwright Hotel with its...continued

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10 reviews
7 stars
attended Apr 26 2014

Wonderful performance in a really intimate setting.

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 01 2014

Fantastic! The actors were amazing and the play was thought provoking and rich with nuance. Wonderful dialog. Intimate theater so it felt like you were sitting in someone's living room and watching an incredible story unfold.

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 15 2014

My wife and I went to opening night and loved it! We were talking about it for hours afterward. The script is terrific (I can see why it was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize). It's not just a story about a mentor & protege, but a thought-provoking...continued

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3 reviews
7 stars
attended Feb 22 2014

A very compelling and poignant story with many humorous moments as well as heart-rending ones. Ruth, as played by Diana Brown, was a complex character--feisty and self assured initially, but vulnerable and needy underneath the crusty veneer. Her...continued

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3 reviews
8 stars
attended Feb 22 2014

Get thee to the theater!

It is no surprise that a play by Donald Margulies is witty, biting, and the dialogue a clever, human, roller-coaster of repartee.
What is an unexpected delight is that this jewelbox of a production is so exquisitely...continued

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Dustin
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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 08 2014

It was just flawless...everything you want: energy, timing, fantastic acting and a really smart script. way to go. Thank you!!!

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 23 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed this production, thoughtful and well paced. Two terrific actresses captured the arc of their professional relationship and friendship. Recommended!

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1 review
3 stars
attended Mar 23 2014

great performances by Diane Brown and Kat Kneisel. They portrayed emotions and behavior so that the characters were believable. I found myself quite interested in what was happening to the people/characters in the play. The play is worth...continued

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1 review
9 stars
attended Feb 15 2014

I brought my 17 year old daughter because I so enjoyed the last production at same theater Dead Certain. Boy was I overjoyed when the same actress from previous play was in Collected Stories. We both loved this play. Thoroughly enjoyable,...continued

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