Jean-Paul Sartre's Existential Classic No Exit Redefined at A.C.T.
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The last date listed for No Exit was Sunday May 1, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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A.C.T.'s acclaimed, music-infused adaptation of Dickens' beloved tale returns, in a sumptuous production that's become one of the Bay Area's favorite holiday traditions. A large, lively cast tells the story of lonely old miser Ebenezer Scrooge, a bah-humbuggy sort who's shown a second chance by four ghosts who visit him one spooky Christmas Eve. A classic story of redemption and forgiveness, A Christmas Carol captures the true spirit and magic of the holiday season, especially in this imaginative version written by A.C.T.'s own artistic director Carey Perloff and alumnus Paul Walsh. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Natasha
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There is one word that comes to mind when I think of this production: offensive. Somehow, they managed to take a brilliant play and great actors and reduce both to gimmicky dribble.
Really, I get the intention behind the projection screens, but putting the entire performance on projection screens and adding sound effects cheapens the piece. I know the ACT needs to make money by pandering to a "mainstream audience" but this was just, as I said, offensive.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Epic, voyeuristic, theater-as-film staging . . . spectacularly brilliant" --Calgary Herald
- "Diabolically inventive . . . a riveting theatrical event" —Georgia Straight (Vancouver)
- "A seamless fusion of cinema and theater . . . jaw-dropping" —The Vancouver Sun
- "Dazzles with contemporary dimensions . . . freakishly potent" —The Province
- "A thrilling masterpiece" —Westender
- "Captivating" —National Post
- "Brilliant" —The Globe and Mail
- "A vibrant, very modern theatrical experience . . . the acting is uniformly powerful and committed, the stagecraft extremely skillful and focused" —The Toronto Star
Fresh from sold-out performances across Canada, Jean-Paul Sartre's redefined classic makes its U.S. debut at A.C.T. A mysterious valet ushers three people into a shabby hotel room, and they soon discover that hell isn't fire and brimstone at all—it's other people arguing about their lives. Sartre's 1944 existential classic, skillfully reimagined through the perspective of a series of hidden cameras, turns the stage into a cinema, and the audience into voyeurs, as a thrillingly staged "live film" takes place before your eyes. A.C.T. continues its tradition of welcoming the work of innovative international artists to the Bay Area with this riveting multimedia event.