Maple and Vine: A Modern Comedy About '50s Era Re-EnactorsA.C.T., near the corner of Geary and Mason (415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102)
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The praise for Sir Tom Stoppard's masterpiece Arcadia could not be more effusive. A reviewer from The Daily Telegraph gushed, "I have never left a play more convinced that I had just witnessed a masterpiece." Whereas The Independent wondered if it might be "the greatest play of its time." The reason for such enthusiasm might be found in Stoppard's uncanny blend of brainy discussion and down-to-earth emotion. In this play alive with ideas -- about Byron, entropy, history and heat -- the human characters are never lost or diminished, but somehow made more real by their participation in a conversation that seems to span centuries. Set in a sprawling English country house, Arcadia moves between the 19th century and the present through a series of love stories, while characters from both eras discover connections, unearth mysteries and unravel hidden truths. Artistic Director Carey Perloff helms the American Conservatory Theater's dazzling new production of this modern-day masterwork. Learn More
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Almost no leg room, so cramped that my legs hurt afterward.
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Written on May 28 2012
Written on Apr 25 2012
Very enjoyable, well done. Not a major work of art, but that's OK, too.
Written on Apr 24 2012
It felt like even the actors didn't buy into the play's premise.
Written on Apr 23 2012
Slow first act, picking up in the 2nd. Interesting concepts but not well developed in our opinion.
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- "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
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).