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Arcadia

A.C.T. (San Francisco, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

147 ratings
3.5 average rating
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56 events
32 reviews
16 stars
attended May 22 2013

This is the 7th or 8th time I've seen Arcadia. I remember seeing A.C.T.'s first performance back in 1995. It's my favorite Tom Stoppard play (well, sort of tied with Rock... continued

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28 reviews
3 stars
attended May 24 2013

good performance but Stoppard's play is a bit cryptic to understand at first try. If there is a talk post performance, one should stop by.

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23 reviews
3 stars
attended May 21 2013

4 people in a room talking and talking. Brilliant playwright mind at work, but I somehow missed why I was supposed to care.

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TJ
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19 reviews
8 stars
attended May 16 2013

Let me start by saying that Arcadia is one of my favorite plays, and that I saw the original London production back in 1993, which is one of the best experiences I've... continued

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SJH
32 events
18 reviews
10 stars
attended May 16 2013

It was the first night of the preview and previously I've experienced mixed opinions toward Stoppard plays, however I enjyed Arcadia and the cast was very impressive. I'd recommend this performance.

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17 reviews
6 stars
attended May 28 2013

At the end of the first act - when the play finally starts taking off - we had almost fallen asleep. Mind you, this was 90 minutes into the performance with another 75... continued

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15 reviews
0 stars
attended May 26 2013

too complicated. i should have read more about the play before attending. i left during intermission. seat was awful even though in orchestra section. the understudy for the part of Nightingale forgot lines.

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14 reviews
16 stars
attended May 25 2013

This was one of the worst, if not the worst, plays I have seen, and I have seen a lot of plays. The acting was wooden and the story almost non existent. I did not care about anyone or anything in it.

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12 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 09 2013

Arcadia was just fantastic! So wonderful to see such a strong play...wonderful!

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12 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 08 2013

Not a good performance. The acoustics of the theater are strained, but other directors have not obliged their actors to face the audience and shout. Casting is very... continued

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10 reviews
4 stars
attended May 29 2013

Tom Stoppard's work is complex and intellectually challenging, peppered with clever humor and thought provoking one-liners. So many rich lines come flying at you all at... continued

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9 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 08 2013

I am glad I bought the tickets on Goldstar and did not pay full price. I left at intermission.
I like my plays with a some action and this play was all talking and it... continued

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9 reviews
1 stars
attended May 28 2013

The ACT production is a bit weak (muddled direction and acting causes some of the author's points to disappear) but you still have a chance to see one of the great plays of the 20th century.

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7 reviews
20 stars
attended May 18 2013

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,... continued

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7 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 09 2013

An engrossing, well acted day at the theater. Stoppard at his best. You leave your seats thinking about the themes of life, love, commitment, time and the whole universe. A play to be pondered!

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7 reviews
9 stars
attended May 18 2013

Well acted, especially by the 18th Century cast. I did not enjoy the modern scenes nearly as much. The ACT theater is badly in need of renovation. Seats in the Mezzanine were very uncomfortable.

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 05 2013

A riveting theatre experience with outstanding performances!

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended May 26 2013

As always - Love Tom Stoppard - didnt think this one was up to his usual brilliance though.....

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended May 17 2013

Good play. Very rich in content (particularly is you like seeing some science leak into everyday life and art). It was well presented though the actors were not miced... continued

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended May 22 2013

I really, really love this play - however, the affected British accents by the American actors and the nosebleed seats offered by Goldstar made it VERY difficult to hear... continued

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