Venue Details

25 Star Starred
The Creativity Theater
San Francisco's Children's Creativity Museum 221 4th St. San Francisco, CA 94103
415-820-3320
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BART/Muni to Powell and walk 2-3 blocks south of Market on 4th St. The theater is behind the Zeum Carousel.
Staying Wild travel Jun 02 2014 star this tip starred
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Eat before or after the show
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Reviews & Ratings

10 ratings
3.9 average rating
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160 reviews
37 stars
attended Apr 04 2010

The problem is less the performance than the play itself. It tries to cover the stories of eight teens incarcerated in a psychiatric facility and adds those of the staff as well. Spread so thin, the play fails to engage the audience.

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345 reviews
49 stars
attended Apr 08 2010

I did like this play yet I did not love it. The subject matter is heavy as expected. I agree with another reviewer that there were too many characters to really get fully invested in depth in even one of them. Most of the acting was decent - a...continued

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88 reviews
16 stars
attended Apr 15 2010

I really liked the premise and staging, and the actors, young as they were, were very good. There wasn't enough angst to substantiate the anger in the climax, but a little tweaking could correct that.

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Website

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

Description

An unexpected act of violence lands Max in a residency clinic for emotionally disturbed teens. Was his explosive outburst the symptom of a mental disorder or a passionate act of love? Featuring young actors from A.C.T.‘s acclaimed Master of Fine Arts Program and Young Conservatory, Riot weaves Max’s relationships with his fellow patients, his doctor, and his nurses into a moving portrait of the deep human need for connection. Celebrated Irish playwright Ursula Rani Sarma’s hard-hitting play is the newest commission from A.C.T.’s international partnership with Britain’s Theatre Royal Bath.