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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.
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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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14 events
12 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 05 2006

THE PLAY WAS VERY SHORT AND I FELT LIKE I DIDN'T LEARN ANYTHING FROM IT. IT SIMPLY SHOWS HOW WE DATE AND HOW WE GET ALONG WITH THOSE OF THE OPPOSITE GENDER. THE PLAY/THE CHARACTERS DIDN'T EVOKE ANY FEELINGS. THE ACTRESS WHO PLAYED DEBRA WAS TOO...continued

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131 events
89 reviews
17 stars
attended Jan 17 2006

Sucked. worst of mamet, very dated, like a bad sitcom. Glad I got a good deal on seats!

ps i generally love mamet.

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26 events
10 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 03 2006

The show has not been updated since the 70's. Not a good time.

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Description

Outrageously funny and relentlessly naughty, _Sexual Perversity in Chicago _was the spark that ignited David Mamet’s firecracker career. In this brash take on sex and love, twentysomethings look for companionship in a predatory world filled with grandstanding, game-playing, and manipulation.

Often considered the first “true” Mamet play, _Sexual Perversity in Chicago _established the Pulitzer Prize winner’s reputation for sharp dialogue and devastating humor. Expect to be amused, offended, or awed, but expect nothing less from the modern master: _Sexual Perversity in Chicago _gleefully lays waste to what people think relationships should be like—and shows us how they really are.