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1678 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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177 ratings
3.7 average rating
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attended Feb 21 2012

huge disappointment. acting and direction of a high school production. Stay home! I actually left the theater before the end, it was so annoying!

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1 stars
attended Feb 24 2012

Play needs development. Don't think it is ready for debut. Hard to follow, does not make the emotional impact the subject matter should invoke.

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1 stars
attended Feb 25 2012

some of the worst acting I've seen outside a high school. The play had interesting themes. With a different cast, director and some work shopping it could be really spectacular. As it is, I had to convince my mother to sit through the second act.

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Website

http://www.act-sf.org/1112/scorched/index.html

Quotes & Highlights

“Suspenseful and engrossing” —The New York Times
“A work of raw power . . . delicately lyrical and unforgettable” —Philadelphia Weekly
“Jaw-dropping” —CBC News

Description

After their mother’s death, twins Janine and Simon are given two letters with clues about their family’s mysterious past. They embark on an unforgettable journey to the Middle East in search of the father and brother they never knew they had. Featuring Academy Award nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck.), this haunting play has entranced audiences in more than 100 productions across the globe. Scorched weaves its riveting mystery into a captivating tapestry, inviting us to slowly unravel an astonishing truth. The chaos of conflict has never been so immediate—or so human.