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near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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Great reasonable Thai restaurant across the street fro the theatre
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We parked at the Marriott which is highly recommended and very close by.
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"A Number"
168 ratings
3.9 average rating
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48 reviews
12 stars
attended May 10 2006

An interesting and provocative trifle. The play was 48 minutes long, and ACT could easily have added a second one-act play to round out the evening. Their excuse that "We don't charge more for very long shows" is absurd.

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186 reviews
7 stars
attended May 09 2006

Figuring an hour and a half to get to the show and an hour and a half to get back, a 60 minute show would have be better than sex to score higher than Bronze.

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22 reviews
2 stars
attended May 27 2006

The whole play was only about 50 minutes. Not near as riveting as It could have or should have been given the interesting premise. Would not recommend it to others.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Stunning! Don’t be fooled into thinking that you’ll be able to keep a critical distance.” —New York Times
“Fiendishly clever.” —Washington Post


A Number
By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Anna Shapiro
Is your identity really yours? In the gripping new drama A Number, a man is confronted by three of his grown sons when they discover that they are replicates—human clones cut from identical genetic cloth with drastically differing results. As each son in turn seeks the truth behind his genesis, A Number tackles with chilling grace the unsettling question of individualism, the ongoing battle between “nature” and “nurture,” and a brave new family’s desperate attempt to negotiate this brave new era.

A Number features Josh Charles (“Sports Night,” Four Brothers, Dead Poets Society) in the multiple roles of Bernard, and veteran Broadway and film actor Bill Smitrovich (“24,” HBO’s Mrs. Harris, “Life Goes On”) portrays their father, Salter. Anna D. Shapiro, one of the few directors honored as an ensemble member of the groundbreaking Steppenwolf Theatre Company, directs.