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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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Reviews & Ratings

73 ratings
3.5 average rating
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165 events
76 reviews
17 stars
attended Oct 31 2009

'Twas a silly play without meaningful depth; entertaining acting, it didn't justify an intermission.

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
115 events
90 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 31 2009

For a relatively new play it really seemed dated and somewhat cartoonish. There were many funny moments and dialogue but it was mostly a one note theme that would have been a better one act than a full play.

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103 events
66 reviews
27 stars
attended Nov 15 2009

Worst piece of theatre I have ever seen. (and I am a frequent theatre goer). I walked out after the first act for the first time in my life. Flat, monotone, dated, this play should never be performed. The actors had no "play" between them it...continued

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Website

http://www.act-sf.org/0910/november/index.html

Quotes & Highlights

Watch a video promo for November.
“The big, explosive laughter that starts early in David Mamet’s November is of a kind I haven’t heard in decades.” —The Village Voice
November gets my vote! Like an expert marksman in a shooting gallery, the playwright takes aim at just about every hot-button issue of the day, scoring a bull’s eye every time.” —Backstage East
“A hilarious, timely, decidedly un-Mamet-like laughfest.” —Hollywood Reporter
“Sublime! One of the first breezy and intelligent comedies of substance we’ve seen in a long time.” --The Villager
“Extremely funny.” —The New York Times
“A raucous new Mamet comedy.” —The Times (London)

Description

David Mamet’s fiendishly funny, over-the-top new comedy November, fresh from its smash-hit success on Broadway, offers no mercy in its satirical stab at American politics. Meet President Charles Smith, the most corrupt, inept buffoon ever to sit in the Oval Office. It’s the final days of his bid for a second term, but the country is a mess and his poll numbers are “lower than Gandhi’s cholesterol.” Toss in a lesbian speechwriter longing to marry her sweetheart on national television, a cynical chief of staff, Thanksgiving turkeys awaiting pardon, and enough shady backroom scheming to make even a Glengarry Glen Ross con man blush, and you’ve got a new Mamet masterpiece.