Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing from A.C.T.
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The last date listed for The Real Thing was Sunday November 21, 2004 / 2:00pm.
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Master clowns Bill Irwin (Scapin, Waiting for Godot), a two-time Tony winner, and David Shiner (Cirque du Soleil, Seussical) bring their stage hit Old Hats to A.C.T. Their hilarious new work features original music, imaginative movement and a captivating use of technology designed to bring a smile to your face. Shiner and Irwin also co-created the Broadway hit Fool Moon, which ran through most of the '90s and racked up two Tonys, a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. A continuation of Fool Moon, the joyful Old Hats won the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience and the 2013 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revue. Irwin took home his Tonys for his dramatic role in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? along with Fool Moon, but he may be best known as Mr. Noodle from Elmo's World. Shiner not only originated the role of the Cat in the Hat from Broadway's Seussical, but he also wrote and directed Cirque du Soleil: KOOZA. This production features direction from Tina Landau, whose production of Saroyan's The Time of Your Life thrilled audiences in 2004. Learn More
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.Old Hats travel • Sep 15 2014 star this tip starred
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A great play, but not sure they pulled it off. The husband was very warm and earthy and making the women seem cold and detached, the story requires the opposite...why would a woman leave someone as handsome and warm as Marco Baricelli!
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Very powerful, rich, deep, and complex story about love, the individual, couples, relationships, commitment, and personal emotional development. The 2nd half really took me on a rollercoaster ride of different feelings. Highly recommended.
In Tom Stoppard’s witty and passionate depiction of modern relationships, two couples search urgently for love: grand love, true love, the kind of love people write plays about—the real thing. Henry, a playwright, is married to Charlotte, an actor; their friends Annie and Max are also actors. When Henry’s latest play is staged, life begins to imitate art, and the four friends begin to interact in surprising new ways. They are ultimately compelled to re-examine their relationships, as each character questions whether the love they have is the love they want.