Venue Details

82 Star Starred
Actors Theatre of San Francisco
855 Bush St. San Francisco, CA 94108
415-345-1287
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Member Tips

Goldstar Member
Usually a fine venue but for "Lion" the theater was pretty cold.
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Susan F.
Casual
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Susan F.
Wine, beer, soda and good cookies.
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Susan F.
Sutter and Stockton garage nearby for a reasonable fee
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Susan F.
I agree, the theater was cold.
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apautsch
Inexpensive (full) glasses of wine and yummy cookies!
info Dec 06 2010 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.3 average rating
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158 reviews
34 stars
attended Nov 27 2010

The Actor's complement of actors are so talented that one only wonders what heights they could reach with a bigger production budget and a better equipped theater. The... continued

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87 reviews
16 stars
attended Dec 03 2010

The characters playing Eleanor and Henry were outstanding, and really made this production. It moved along quickly, humorously, and connivingly, and was over too soon, although it was 2 1/2 hours.
Fascinating example of royal politics.

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13 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 10 2010

Great performance, especially by the actors impersonating King Henry and the Queen, and intriguing story, with endless twists. Captivating.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Actor’s Theatre of San Francisco is a small group of dedicated people with limited resources that never shrinks from the challenge of bringing important theater to its loyal audience and making it come alive. Every production is a credit to the acting community”  —ForAllEvents.com

Description

“What shall we hang? The Holly or each other?” The year is 1183 and it’s a bitter cold Christmas in the Court of Henry Plantagenet, better known as King Henry II. Written by James Goldman, this electric production is full of palace intrigue, death threats and clever wordplay as Eleanor of Aquitaine and her three desperate sons vie for England’s crown.

ATSF’s production is directed by founding member and award-winning director Joyce Henderson. Set design by Biz Duncan, Light Design by Rachel Klyce with technical direction provided by James Baldock.

The cast features company members Jonathan Musser, Christian Phillips, Joe Napoli, Joyce Henderson, Karina Wolfe, Phil Hilton, Duncan Phillips, James Baldock, and Sean Hallinan as understudy.

About the Ticket Supplier: Actors Theatre of San Francisco

Founded in August of 1989 by a group of professional actors and directors who shared a common desire to produce ensemble theatre works, the founding members of the Actors Theatre of San Francisco committed themselves to creating a permanent repertory company whose work would reflect their ideals of ensemble theatre: a theatre where all the participants share the same artistic vision, have a unified approach to the rehearsal process and a desire to create revelatory theatre that surpasses their desire for individual gain. The founding members gave themselves no restriction as to style, content or period. Instead, they committed themselves to producing theatre that is designed to enlighten and illuminate the human condition.