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1846 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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3.7 average rating
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attended Apr 03 2012

Wonderfully acted by a five person cast. Slickly produced. Lots of humor, but it also makes you think. I particularly liked the cheesy musical selections from the 50's, since I'm old enough to remember them. Anyone could enjoy this, but I...continued

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attended Apr 08 2012

Very enjoyable, well done. Not a major work of art, but that's OK, too.

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attended Mar 31 2012

The story is great. The sets are fantastic. The costumes are to drool for. The acting, while great, was a bit uneven during the preview. And I couldn't hear several key lines throughout the performance. So either mike up or project better.

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Website

http://www.act-sf.org/1112/mapleandvine/index.html

Quotes & Highlights

“A clever, sharply drawn fantasy. Makes a sneaky, compelling case for the seductions of living the Ozzie and Harriet life.” —_New York Times _
“A darkly appealing fairy tale. [Playwright] Jordan Harrison racks up beaucoup points for originality.” —_Variety _

Description

A new play by Jordan Harrison

Directed by Mark Rucker

Could you drop Wi-Fi for hi-fi? Abandon sushi lunches for Tupperware parties? What would you give up for a simpler life? Overwhelmed by the infinite choices of the modern world, Katha and Ryu discover an enticing escape route: joining a community of 1950s reenactors, where life is slower, passion is risqué, and a sparkling cocktail is a daily accessory. But in this provocative comedy, retro attitudes about gender, race, and sexuality stir up powerful questions. How much are they willing to sacrifice for happiness?

Recommended for ages 14 and older (contains sexual situations and partial nudity).