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1598 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 Red Velvet
116 events
90 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 18 2010

John Doyle has created a mess of a production. It is played for comedy and not in a clever way. He seems to have taken the view that audiences are unintelligent and have a very limited attention span. Many of the people sitting around me left...continued

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 19 2010

I had high hopes for this play, after seeing Sweeney Todd, and knowing that this is one of the most famous plays by Brecht. What a disappointment. I understand that the contemporary/ minimalist take was intentional, it was not what I expected, in...continued

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1 review
3 stars
attended Feb 19 2010

Very bad production. Nothing to do with Brecht's message

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Website

http://www.act-sf.org/0910/caucasianchalkcircle/index.html

Quotes & Highlights

“John Doyle is ferociously inventive.” —New York Times

Description

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

by Bertolt Brecht

Translated by Domenique Lozano

Directed and designed by John Doyle

Original music by Nathaniel Stookey

Visionary director John Doyle (Sweeney Todd, Company on Broadway) returns to A.C.T. to stage a spectacular new interpretation of Brecht’s masterpiece of hope, humanity, and justice. Featuring Doyle’s signature theatricality and original music from acclaimed avant-garde composer Nathaniel Stookey (The Composer Is Dead, Junkestra), this must-see production finds an intrepid company of actors creating the play from the rubble of a war-torn society. Objects turn into set pieces, discarded articles of clothing become costumes, and shrapnel is transformed into musical instruments. In this brand-new translation, The Caucasian Chalk Circle soars with humor, romance, unexpected plot twists, and high-stakes intensity.