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Arcadia

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Saturday May 18, 2013 / 8:00pm (Preview)
Arcadia
2 tickets
Balcony
415 Geary St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

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A solid production. Act I actually started out pretty dull... I couldn't stand Rebekah Brockman's 13-year-old Thomasina, but in Act II she was fantastic. Nick Gabriel, who stole the show as Miss Leighton in "Once in a Lifetime" and gave a solid dramatic performance in "Scorched," here fell flat as Captain Brice (a secondary character). All other actors were great—not amazing, but perfectly enjoyable. I particularly felt Andy Murray brought the character of Bernard to life; his delivery matched the content perfectly. "Arcadia" is a complex piece of literature, and this adaptation brings the play to life in a way that respects those layers of complexity... nothing more. Nothing more is needed.