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1672 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.
Old Hats info Sep 29 2014 star this tip starred
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

116 ratings
3.9 average rating
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15 events
1 review
13 stars
attended Oct 18 2008

Very well done in terms of the music and the sets. We just visited Prague a month ago which really helped us understand the content much more. Really enjoyed the acting.

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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 not really caring about any of the characters. its a good review of the...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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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.