Venue Details

1659 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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fogcitygal
The cookies that they sell for $2 each are completely hard and stale.
Old Hats info Sep 29 2014 star this tip starred
fogcitygal
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.
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47 events
29 reviews
29 stars
attended Mar 25 2006

Fun and pun filled but be prepared for the 17th Century English.

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43 events
32 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 24 2006

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?

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15 events
9 reviews
7 stars
attended Mar 24 2006

Finally, a night out that sends the audience home smiling (and desirous of using a good vocabulary)!

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Quotes & Highlights

“Deliciously and dexterously plotted.” —New York Times

Description

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!