Venue Details

770 Star Starred
A.C.T.
near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-749-2ACT
Get directions

Member Tips

Mehrnaz
Must know SF history to appreciate this performance
info Jun 04 2010 star this tip starred
teotribe
Easy parking at Mason and O'Farrell with ACT discount for the evening
info Jun 04 2010 star this tip starred
teotribe
Yes, if you had followed Herb Caen, Delaplane and McCabe
info Jun 04 2010 star this tip starred
bikegata
Stockton Garage a short walk away
info Jun 05 2010 star this tip starred
bikegata
Don't need
info Jun 05 2010 star this tip starred
bikegata
Don't need to know the background to enjoy it.
info Jun 05 2010 star this tip starred
View All 43 Tips

Reviews & Ratings

134 ratings
4.2 average rating
  • 58
    5
  • 57
    4
  • 13
    3
  • 4
    2
  • 2
    1
145 events
87 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,... continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
86 events
14 reviews
6 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.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
18 events
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.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
View All 98 Reviews
More Information

Website

http://www.act-sf.org/0910/tosca/index.html

Quotes & Highlights

“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

Description

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.