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near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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take bart if you're coming from the east bay on a friday night. the venue is just off union square in sf.
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You can bring drinks into the ACT theater, but not food. The drinks are pretty well priced too at $5 for a beer and $3 for a soda.
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28 ratings
2.8 average rating
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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.