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near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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take bart if you're coming from the east bay on a friday night. the venue is just off union square in sf.
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You can bring drinks into the ACT theater, but not food. The drinks are pretty well priced too at $5 for a beer and $3 for a soda.
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134 ratings
4.2 average rating
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92 reviews
16 stars
attended Jun 03 2010

I didn't realize this was going to be a play with little or no dialogue, but the dancing and staging were so good it didn't matter. It told the story of the Tosca Cafe, and how it stayed the same over the years, even as the mores and clientele...continued

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15 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 04 2010

It is amazing that a show with likely less than 100 spoken words can communicate so well. The staging and dance recreated beautiful images of a Bay Area icon.

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 03 2010

Entertaining, nostalgic and superb dance perfomances. Any true San Franciscan would appreciate this production. I strongly recommend it specifically to San Francisco locals.

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“Genuine magic… a visual feast, a treasure trove of fine performances.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Stunning… richly sensual and nostalgic… funny, exhilirating, heartbreaking and exquisitely performed.” —San Francisco Examiner
“[A] romantic city souvenir… comic, nostalgic and poignant.” —Variety


This radically original fusion of movement and theater explores 100 years in the life of North Beach nightspot Tosca Café, conjuring a world in which love, betrayal, and hope emerge from the shadows and disappear with the clink of a glass. __The Tosca Project __brings world-renowned dancers from San Francisco Ballet, including prima ballerina Sabina Allemann, together with such acclaimed actors as The Overcoat‘s Peter Anderson and A.C.T.’s own Jack Willis (Rock ‘n’ Roll). Loosely structured around the themes of Puccini’s Tosca, this imaginative new work is gorgeously choreographed, achingly moving, and scored with some of the best music ever made, from Hendrix to Stravinsky.