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796 Star Starred
A.C.T.
near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-749-2ACT
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164 ratings
3.9 average rating
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S. Craig Red Velvet
266 events
105 reviews
19 stars
attended Sep 20 2006

Challenging theater. Hilariously Funny! Pure Stoppard

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133 events
45 reviews
2 stars
184 events
8 reviews
34 stars
attended Sep 23 2006

The sound was poor and the actors spoke quickly with an accent, so I couldn't understand half of what was said. I left at interimssion.

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Description

One of the Bay Area’s favorite playwrights, Tony and Academy award winner Tom Stoppard is a consummate artist whose collaborations with A.C.T. deliver rich rewards at every outing. His 1974 comedy Travesties begins with a simple fact: during World War I, James Joyce, Vladimir Lenin, and Tristan Tzara all happened to be living in the neutral oasis of Zurich, Switzerland. From that historical premise, Stoppard’s recipe for freewheeling dramatic fun takes over. Travesties throws the three geniuses together in the same research library, adds a dash of irony, a pinch of romantic intrigue, a generous helping of Oscar Wilde references, and voila! With this delightful riff on the skittish friendship between art and revolution, Stoppard takes us inside the wildest minds of the 20th century and leaves us breathless.