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3115 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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Carmin
dinner at Bartlett Hall was a good call before the show. It is close and the food was good. The menu is small but you should be able to find something to eat. The place is loud but a lively environment.
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Balcony seats were completely fine.
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Thomas O'Leary Red Velvet
163 events
72 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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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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28 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 10 2014

The play relies on cultural assumptions about sacrifice and absolute loyalty that are so different from modern western society's that they are hard to understand or accept. But unlike my seatmate, I could suspend my disbelief, and found Orphan...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.