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1669 Star Starred
near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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Old Hats info Sep 29 2014 star this tip starred
You're wasting your money to sit in the balcony at this theater. The rack of lights attached to the front of the balcony blocks the view of those in the front row, so they lean forward at the edge of their seats to see action at the front of the stage. The balcony is VERY steeply raked, so when they lean forward, a ripple effect occurs where the people in the second row also lean forward to try to see around the heads of the people in the front row who are now blocking their view, and so on and so on. If those in the front row are inconsiderate jerks, they stay leaned forward through the entire show, and no one behind them can see. Absolute sightline FAIL. The lighting rig needs to be redesigned!!! The owners of this theater don't give a crap about screwing over balcony patrons. I politely asked the usher to ask the people in the front row to sit back, and he point-blank refused to do so.
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10 reviews
9 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 hired a new director, there is little ACT can do at this late stage to...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 attend a perview, so hopefully the director will be able to pull the...continued

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8 reviews
11 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 still current? It is supposedly a classic, the oldest surviving literary work...continued

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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.