Venue Details

1584 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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Roberta D.
anything BUT orcheatra seating is very uncomfortable with no leg room.
Old Hats info Sep 17 2014 star this tip starred
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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4.2 average rating
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Thomas O'Leary Red Velvet
159 events
71 reviews
14 stars
attended Jun 04 2014

Another fine scenic design by Daniel Ostling surrounding a strained production of an essentially boring, hyper emotional story. The banal dialogue made a cast of mostly fine actors seem like semi-amatures working very hard at their larger than...continued

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 12 2014

This production was totally wonderful - including the theme of sacrifice, loyalty, honor, duty, love, remembrance of ancestors, the stageing of this Chinese folk tale was imaginative, creative, allowed for quick changes of scene and agile...continued

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1 review
7 stars
attended Jun 14 2014

I really enjoyed this production. It's been a while since I've been to an ACT event and now I regret my absence. The Orphan was a truly unique experience .. the stark staging was very effective making for smooth transition scene-to-scene, the...continued

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Website

http://www.act-sf.org/home/box_office/mainstage/the_orphan_of_zhao....

Quotes & Highlights

  • “Haunting … [a] drama hewn out of a myth that speaks across the centuries.” —The Guardian
  • “An emotionally piercing marvel.” —The Times of London

Description

New adaptation by James Fenton
Directed by Carey Perloff
Featuring BD Wong

In the aftermath of a violent coup, an epic story of self-sacrifice and revenge plays out as a young orphan discovers the shattering truth behind his origins.

Running time: 2 hours and 25 minutes, with a 15 minute intermission.