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1659 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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fogcitygal
The cookies that they sell for $2 each are completely hard and stale.
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fogcitygal
You're wasting your money to sit in the balcony at this theater. The rack of lights attached to the front of the balcony blocks the view of those in the front row, so they lean forward at the edge of their seats to see action at the front of the stage. The balcony is VERY steeply raked, so when they lean forward, a ripple effect occurs where the people in the second row also lean forward to try to see around the heads of the people in the front row who are now blocking their view, and so on and so on. If those in the front row are inconsiderate jerks, they stay leaned forward through the entire show, and no one behind them can see. Absolute sightline FAIL. The lighting rig needs to be redesigned!!! The owners of this theater don't give a crap about screwing over balcony patrons. I politely asked the usher to ask the people in the front row to sit back, and he point-blank refused to do so.
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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
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90 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 13 2009

A very entertaining evening! The set and style of the production are creative and help to move the production along. Much like "Seinfeld" the main characters are somewhat bland but the supporting charater actors and music and singing are...continued

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14 reviews
12 stars
attended Sep 13 2009

A fabulous production of a British story, as only the British can do! The integration of film and theater was deft and reminiscent of Robert Lepage, especially the train sequences. Our seat were perfect, to. Thank you Goldstar!

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20 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 13 2009

this was one of the most creative, unusual, startling pieces of theatre I have ever experienced. There were moments when I thought, "what were they smoking when they created this", but that is mainly because it is so truly unique. Do not go if you...continued

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Description

Directed and adapted for the stage by Emma Rice

Originally produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Cineworld**

**Ingeniously crafted with whimsical humor, dreamy romance, and stunning multimedia effects, Brief Encounter was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards, including Best Entertainment and Best Director.

About Kneehigh Theatre

Founded in 1980, Kneehigh Theatre made a name for itself with its radical theatrical productions, often performed in village halls, on cliff tops, and in quarries around its home base of Cornwall, England. Now Kneehigh is considered one of the most thrilling, avant-garde theater companies in the world.**

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