Venue Details

1254 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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Goldstar Member
We went to the Saturday matinee and parked at the Donatello hotel. It was only $10 for 5 hours so you have plenty of time before or after for a bite to eat before or after. There's a half price happy hour at the hotel restaurant too
The Orphan of Zhao info Jun 23 2014 star this tip starred
Eddie Wong
There's a small lot off Geary St., down an ally. $15 for Sunday. Not bad.
The Orphan of Zhao travel Jun 23 2014 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

69 ratings
3.4 average rating
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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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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).