Venue Details

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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Reviews & Ratings

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155 events
91 reviews
194 stars
attended Apr 27 2011

It was live movie ,, i found that distracting ,,
But this show did well so - what can I say

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1 review
1 stars
attended Apr 07 2011

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,...continued

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7 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 07 2011

There should be a valid reason for a significant change in the way in which a play is staged. The way in which this production is staged did not contribute in a positive way to an appreciation or understanding of the playwright's themes. By...continued

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Website

http://www.act-sf.org/1011/noexit/index.html

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

Description

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.