Venue Details

4 Star Starred
Phoenix Theatre San Francisco
414 Mason St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-275-0348
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fogcitygal
free wine! Dang, that is a nice little perk. Cookies are $1, which is a fair price imo.
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fogcitygal
The weather was a little cool outside.. I wore dressed in layers, as always. I'm usually cold when I sit in an audience, but I was fine here. Apparently other members of the audience were warm as they were fanning themselves, which I found distracting. Also the chairs are very creaky and when people would shift in their seats, it made noise which was also distracting..
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.3 average rating
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77 events
39 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 16 2012

Unexpected ending. Character development was thoughtful. Clear and present acting.

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21 events
14 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 09 2012

Cool theater. Some of the acting was good, the rest wasn't great. (Big props to Bert, who was awesome.) Story was interesting but the script was somewhat contrived and the onstage chemistry between the characters (both friendships and...continued

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13 reviews
15 stars
attended Feb 10 2012

Great production and performances by the entire cast. I'd definitely see another production by the Phoenix Theatre.

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Website

http://www.secondwind.8m.com/AboutElite.html

Quotes & Highlights

“The Vigilance ensemble is excellent… a remarkably well-written piece. If you care about new theatre, you will certainly find that this is a company and a playwright to watch. Highly recommended.”—TheatreStorm
“Stunningly poignant …” -The Denver Post
Second Wind has a goal that is rare in today bottom-line driven theatre world: to use the stage to explore social and political issues that impact ordinary Americans lives.”-Marin Independent Journal
“Small theatre at its best …  unswervingly honest and wrenching”—_SF Bay Guardian _
“Intelligent … lively … devastating … a remarkable show”—_The Colorado Daily _
“An unheralded little gem”—_Slate Magazine _
“Witty … imaginative … compassionate”—_SF Chronicle _
“Stunning and much more … it’s rare to find such fine theatre in a small place”—SF Bay View
“Poetically written, well acted”—Edinburgh’s Fest Magazine
“As politically au courant as anything on stage. A lucid, involving drama … seamlessly staged”—_SF Bay Guardian _
“Spot on timing … talent abounds in this small company”—_Backstage West _
“A zany, well-crafted hit”—_SF Bay Times _
“A cool literary mystery … it’s easy to understand why Walker has won awards for his work”—_SF Examiner _
“A winner of a show … gripping drama, thought-provoking and substantive.”—San Francisco Examiner

Description

Under the guise of “poker night,” three wary neighbors band together to protect their homes and families from a violent newcomer to their community. Having won his house in a raffle, Tom Duncan has proceeded to dismantle the neighborhood, bit by terrifying bit. Desperate, his neighbors confront him, escalating the conflict to a point where murder seems the only likely end.

The show is not recommended for those under the age of 12.

  • Elite Pass info:*

The Elite Pass gives you a two-month membership in Second Wind’s Elite Program, which is your backstage pass to the creation of a show and a fantastic opportunity for theater enthusiasts, students, growing professionals, or anyone who wants to engage in the process. It includes:

- One ticket to _Vigilance _

- Half off all concessions

- Access to Second Wind’s workshop series (see schedule)

- Free returns: See the show again!

- Bring a youth age 12-16 for free

- Exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes content

- Be a Power Buyer: Buy additional tickets for $15

- Access to the Elite Pass Forum: Ask questions, get answers

About the Ticket Supplier: Second Wind Productions

Now in its 24th year, Second Wind Productions has performed from San Francisco to Edinburgh, Scotland. Its production of The Gravedigger's Tango was called "fascinating, classy, invigorating, and smart," by The San Francisco Examiner. "Effortlessly enthralls... gripping suspense deftly rendered," writes the SF Bay Times of Second Wind's production of The Woman in Black. And the Marin Independent writes, "Second Wind has a goal that is rare in today's bottom-line theatre world: to use the stage to explore social and political issues that impact ordinary American lives."

Second Wind is dedicated to theatre that approaches social and political issues from the human perspective. They embrace the tradition of theater as an instrument of both education and catharsis.