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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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66 events
44 reviews
100 stars
attended May 01 2010

This play was awful. After we struggled to get into S.F. to see this, we were so disappointed that the acting and the play itself was so amaturish. It could have been a high school cast! We walked out after 20 minutes and felt we wasted our...continued

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5 events
4 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 30 2010

A vaguely competent performance, but not more than that. I couldn't wait for it to end. It's a better play than one would guess from this dull production. The central role of Norman needs to justify why everyone finds this jerk romantically...continued

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3 reviews
4 stars
attended May 01 2010

A bit draggy during the first act, but improved during the second act. Wouldn't go see it again. ACT has had many better performances.

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Website

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

Description

In the “explosively hilarious” (London’s Guardian) third installment of Alan Ayckbourn’s acclaimed trilogy The Norman Conquests, librarian Norman, to whom family members refer as a “badly built haystack,” channels his inner Casanova in fervent attempts to seduce his two sisters-in-law, as well as his estranged wife, during a weekend family gathering.

In this sex farce full of unfulfilled desire, Tony Award–winning director John Rando (Urinetown, the Musical) allows us a satisfying voyeuristic gaze into Ayckbourn’s “gleefully torrid little world” (Entertainment Weekly).