Venue Details

776 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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Member Tips

Stefanie S.
Dress up! You're going to the theatre!
info Mar 28 2009 star this tip starred
Stefanie S.
Make a 6pm reservation at Colibri, across from the theatre on Geary.
info Mar 28 2009 star this tip starred
Stefanie S.
Bart/Muni...it's so close and so easy
info Mar 28 2009 star this tip starred
culture maven
Read a good translation instead and go out and hear some good music
info Mar 30 2009 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
You can dress any whch way you want, the cast is in fatigues! But why not indulge?
info Mar 30 2009 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Colibri was the best part of the evening! Fod was amazing, but the room is LOUD
info Apr 27 2009 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

28 ratings
2.8 average rating
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10 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 31 2009

This play is a an absolute failure on every level.

I know it's unsporting to review a preview performance, but unless they tore up the script, re-assigned the cast and... continued

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 26 2009

Normally, the ACT stages great productions. However, this production lacked a unified vision, the actors, staging, and set designed were simply all over the place. I did... continued

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8 reviews
9 stars
attended Mar 31 2009

Even the program literature asked the question (as if "they" knew, that the audience would arrive at intermission and ask the same), why resurrect the Iliad, and is it... continued

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Website

http://www.act-sf.org/089/warmusic/index.html

Description

In a wildly theatrical, totally modern interpretation that captures all of the passion and spirit of Homer’s Iliad, renowned writer and director Lillian Groag (A.C.T.‘s The Rivals) reignites the wrath of Greek warrior Achilles against his archrival, Agamemnon. Adapted from lauded contemporary poet Christopher Logue’s ravishing translation that was 45 years in the making, War Music is a large-scale, visionary fusion of language, music, and movement as only A.C.T. can create.

In addition to an ensemble cast of A.C.T.’s finest actors, War Music features the talents of award-winning set designer Dan Ostling (Argonautika, Metamorphoses) and celebrated opera, ballet, and Broadway choreographer Daniel Pelzig—complete with an original score by John Glover.