Hilarious Comedy of Errors The Rivals from A.C.T.
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The last date listed for The Rivals was Sunday April 23, 2006 / 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
You're wasting your money to sit in the balcony at this theater. The rack of lights attached to the front of the balcony blocks the view of those in the front row, so they lean forward at the edge of their seats to see action at the front of the stage. The balcony is VERY steeply raked, so when they lean forward, a ripple effect occurs where the people in the second row also lean forward to try to see around the heads of the people in the front row who are now blocking their view, and so on and so on. If those in the front row are inconsiderate jerks, they stay leaned forward through the entire show, and no one behind them can see. Absolute sightline FAIL. The lighting rig needs to be redesigned!!! The owners of this theater don't give a crap about screwing over balcony patrons. I politely asked the usher to ask the people in the front row to sit back, and he point-blank refused to do so.Old Hats info • Sep 29 2014 star this tip starred
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The pluses: The Geary Theater is gorgeous.
The minuses: Long, drawn-out, tedious, and predictable with annoying actors/characters you just wanted to slap due to their overacting. And what's up with a chandelier in the outdoor scenes?
Quotes & Highlights
“Deliciously and dexterously plotted.” —New York Times
Written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
The romantic and rich Lydia Languish loves her Captain Jack, but will she find out he’s a wolf in cheap clothing? Will the stern Sir Anthony Absolute turn out to be a big softie after all? And who could refuse to love a character named Fag? Please remain calm, dear audience—this is not a pigment of your imagination. _The Rivals _is the one, the only, the original comedy of errands, and this fanciful classic simply cannot be topped. It is, as Mrs. M. says, the very pineapple of perfection!