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A.C.T.
near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-749-2228
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We went to the Saturday matinee and parked at the Donatello hotel. It was only $10 for 5 hours so you have plenty of time before or after for a bite to eat before or after. There's a half price happy hour at the hotel restaurant too
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Eddie Wong
There's a small lot off Geary St., down an ally. $15 for Sunday. Not bad.
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182 ratings
4.6 average rating
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TJ
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19 reviews
8 stars
attended Oct 28 2008

This is one of the best plays that I've seen in years: well-written, superbly acted, and expertly directed. All the actors are excellent, but the two female leads, Laurie Metcalf and JoBeth Williams, bring the emotional punch to the drama. I...continued

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10 reviews
10 stars
attended Oct 26 2008

Finally a play in San francisco that causes you to examine the grief of death and realize that there is no one absolute best or correct way to grieve, but we must all arrive at our own equally valid path of dealing with this part of life.

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325 reviews
69 stars
attended Oct 26 2008

It's a lovely play on loss and how people handle tragedy differently. There's been a bit of it rewritten since the Geffen Production but a lovely play. Laurie Metcalf and JoBeth Williams are wonderful.

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Website

http://www.act-sf.org/089/qualityoflife/index.html

Quotes & Highlights

“Anderson is blessed with an amazing, adventurous cast, willing to slide off slippery emotional slopes and round dangerous curves to get to the truth.” —Theatermania.com

Description

A daring, star-studded cast explores hot-button issues of life and death in this riveting new tour-de-force, featuring Laurie Metcalf (Desperate Housewives, Roseanne_), JoBeth Williams (_Poltergeist, The Big Chill), Steven Culp (A.C.T.’s Blackbird), and two-time OBIE Award winner Dennis Boutsikaris. When a religious Midwestern couple, Bill and Dinah, visit free-spirited cousin Jeannette and her husband, Neil, in their Northern California home, both couples confront loss and survival in the face of explosive circumstance. An unforgettable, brave work of heart and humor by Emmy Award–winning playwright-director Jane Anderson, The Quality of Life was nominated for four 2007 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards and six 2008 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards.