Venue Details

1659 Star Starred
A.C.T.
near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-749-2228
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fogcitygal
The cookies that they sell for $2 each are completely hard and stale.
Old Hats info Sep 29 2014 star this tip starred
fogcitygal
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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25 events
7 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 19 2008

You need an intimate knowledge of the Plays to fully appreciate the setting of each presentation (with some exceptions).

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 21 2008

Roger Rees was very good!! The dialogue was very fast and the humor was a little older and more intellectual then I expected. You had to really ""KNOW" Shakespeare.

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16 reviews
13 stars
attended Jul 23 2008

For someone on a tight budget, I'm glad Goldstar was able to provide this performance as part of its event schedule. In addition the show being great, I got really good seats up close. Thanks Goldstar!

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Quotes & Highlights

“Exciting…charming…as [Rees] serves each little morsel, your wish is akin to Oliver Twist’s: Please, sir, some more.” —Washington Post
“The comic highlight of the year…not since Monty Python’s Spamalot opened on Broadway have I laughed as heartily and often as I did at Roger Rees’ one-man show.” -North Adams Transcript
“At once merrily irreverent and respectful, audaciously dismissive and deserving, puckishly playful and protective, sublimely whimsical and wise…a delicious evening of theater in the fullest sense of the word.” _-Berkshire Eagle _

Description

What You Will is a celebration of theatre’s most impactful playwright, by history’s most influential players. There’s Romeo, Juliet’s foolish Nurse, gory Macbeth, Hamlet and the oh-so-tragic Richard II, joined by the likes of Charles Dickens, James Thurber, Noël Coward and Stevie Wonder.

Roger Rees, a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company for 22 years, won both Olivier and Tony awards for his acclaimed performance in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. American television audiences know him as the dashing English tycoon Robin Colcord on “Cheers,” British Ambassador Lord John Marbury on “The West Wing” and Dr. Colin Marlow on “Grey’s Anatomy.” His films include “Robin Hood: Men in Tights,” “Frida,” “The Pink Panther” and “The Prestige,” among many others.