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1663 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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Chouxie Red Velvet
124 events
57 reviews
13 stars
attended Jan 15 2005

Very funny! Great pacing and all the characters added to action and plot.

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Theatergal
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6 reviews
1122 stars
attended Jan 23 2005

FABULOUS!!

Funny, incredibly well done, gorgeous costumes and the actors were stupendous...local actors at their best!

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Description

In Freyda Thomas’s saucy and sexy reworking of Jean-Francois Regnard’s farce Le Joueur, every turn of the roulette wheel reveals naughty dalliances and scandalous situations. The odds are stacked against Valere: a compulsive gambler, he loves the beautiful and rich Angelique, but she refuses to marry him unless he abandons his wild lifestyle.

A riotous caper written in rapid-fire verse, The Gamester infuses its late-17th-century setting with ultramodern humor and delicious double entendres, enticing audiences to gamble on the fortunes of its high-rolling hero. Will Valere play his hand for love or vice? Will Angelique stay true? And what will become of the insatiable Madame Securite, the rich widow who refuses to stay out of Valere’s life…or his bed? Step right up and place your bets! With stakes this high, action this dizzying, and laughs that keep coming, The Gamester just can’t lose.