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784 Star Starred
A.C.T.
near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-749-2ACT
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Reviews & Ratings

116 ratings
3.9 average rating
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19 reviews
10 stars
attended Oct 16 2008

I was quite disappointed with the play. Although the acting was good and the scenery fantastic, I found it very intellectual and not emotioally fulfilling. I found myself... continued

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13 reviews
7 stars
attended Oct 17 2008

This was AWFUL. Totally NOT what I was expecting. I really hated it. If you enjoy plays where the characters drone on and on and ON about philosophy and communism in 1968 then you will L O V E this one...

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9 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 18 2008

Remember the play mocked in Stoppard's _The Real Thing_? The political play that doesn't feel like a play at all because it's all words, no soul? Director Carey Perloff... continued

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Website

http://www.act-sf.org/089/rocknroll/index.html

Quotes & Highlights

“A.C.T.‘s Rock rolls in Stoppard’s genius. Heartbreaking. Extraordinary!” -San Francisco Examiner
“Stylish. Captivating. The dialog crackles.” _-Contra Costa Times_
“One of Stoppard’s most personal and teasingly passionate plays.” —San Francisco Chronicle

Description

A rapturous, decades-spanning tale of Prague’s rock revolution, Tom Stoppard’s Rock ‘n’ Roll follows the passions and politics of a Marxist professor in Cambridge and his Rolling Stones–obsessed protégé fighting for freedom in Soviet-dominated Prague. Nominated for four 2008 Tony Awards, Rock ‘n’ Roll pulsates to the beat of the Stones, Pink Floyd, and Syd Barrett, Floyd’s disturbed genius, whose reclusive life becomes a haunting motif of the play.