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1534 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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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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The weather was perfect temperature - 2 pm on Sept 13; saw lots of nice casual clothing. I wore slacks, tank top with 3/4 sleeve overblouse.
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127 ratings
3.4 average rating
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126 reviews
29 stars
attended Jun 06 2008

Imagine a middle aged couple playing Romeo and Juliet, and you have an idea of the disappointment in store for you. Fortunately, the cellist/vocalist - Bonfire Madigan Shive - is AMAZING, and greatly helps a production that has little to be proud...continued

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28 reviews
17 stars
attended Jun 05 2008

I fell asleep. It was some kind of boring!!! I left at the intermission, as did a lot of other people. I would say if you bought a ticket, just forfeit that money. I wish I had watched the nba finals instead!!!!!!

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 06 2008

Lame. 'Tis a pity this wasn't any good. I had no idea what was going on most of the time because of the lame accents.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Coolly intelligent and as keen and fatal as a stiletto hit to the heart.” —The Guardian (London)
“Explosive…positively reeking of decadence…no-holds-barred emotional intensity.” —The Daily Telegraph
“Like a modern-day horror story…not for the faint of heart.” —Austin American-Statesman
“Ford’s shocker is about 375 years old, yet its sex, sadism, and heart-stopping finale feel as current as a creepy crime-scene TV show.” —The Vancouver Sun

Description

This rarely staged Jacobean tragedy pits the hot-blooded violation of a shocking sexual taboo against the dirty machinations of a corrupt church and state. The result is passionate and poetic, violent and sardonic and a classic that is mordantly fresh. Starring Tony Award–nominated Michael Hayden and A.C.T.‘s own René Augesen, winner of a 2007 Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle Award, and set to the virtuosic, edgy stylings of cellist-singer Bonfire Madigan Shive.