Venue Details

1543 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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A Genie
Saturday Matinee, lots of traffic; coming from los altos took me exactly 1 hour, but I drive like a demon. Was going to PARK @ hotel Donatello, read that fee was only $6 - but by 1:30 that lot was full, the one right next to it was $20 flat fee (!!) but I parked there because didn't want any hassle. Take bart if you can, easy walk to ACT theatre.
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A Genie
The weather was perfect temperature - 2 pm on Sept 13; saw lots of nice casual clothing. I wore slacks, tank top with 3/4 sleeve overblouse.
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4.5 average rating
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45 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 13 2009

This was a charming show. I had reservations going in and all during the performance I kept thinking, "This is going to get old really fast.", but it didn't. Judy Kaye was as wonderful as always and Donald Corren was touching and entertaining. I...continued

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10 reviews
10 stars
attended Feb 13 2009

This is a wonderful production about about a tragically deluded woman rendered by two very capable actors.

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6 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 14 2009

I really enjoyed this play. it starts a bit slow - they have to build the story - but it picks up half way through the first act and is very entertaining. The actors are obviously pros and that is exactly what one expects from ACT. Very funny...continued

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Website

http://www.act-sf.org/089/souvenir/index.html

Description

The remarkable Judy Kaye (Sweeney Todd) returns to A.C.T. in the outrageous Broadway role that earned her a Tony Award nomination. A fresh, original adventure, Souvenir imagines the story of real-life Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York socialite and tone-deaf diva who thought she was a great soprano. Broadway’s brilliant Donald Corren plays her wry accompanist, who chronicles Florence’s unlikely rise to cult status, culminating in an infamous sold-out Carnegie Hall performance. A heartfelt, wickedly funny look at the limits of self-perception and the unpredictable nature of friendship.