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4015 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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Tough parking options, ranging from $25-40. Bart is probably a better option.
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Nancy F.
Feedback from audience members' hearing aids (which are meant to be turned off when using the theatre's listening devices) was a problem. A distinct high-pitched squeal.
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46 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.