Venue Details

6231 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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4.2 / 5 Rated by 197 members
Review from Barry R.
Red Velvet 131 events 89 reviews

Very interesting, compelling, well acted ane of wourse wll written. Numerous people in the theater were trashing Hurwitt for his tepid SF Chron review. Not the first time he's been way off the mark!

reviewed Apr 05 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Francesca
9 events 3 reviews

A wonderful artistic rendering of a very different San Francisco of the not too distant past, an engaging reminder of the unique multicultural past that explores the legacy of racism and injustices of our forebearers in the supposedly prosperous...continued

reviewed Apr 22 2007 report as inappropriate
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The place: Fillmore Street, San Francisco. The time: 1946.

When more than 100,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II, San Francisco’s bustling Japantown suddenly became an urban ghost town. African Americans from the neighboring Fillmore District, rural whites from the Midwest and other societal outcasts began to fill the vacant neighborhood. But what happened when the Japanese Americans came back?

In this world premiere commissioned and developed by A.C.T.‘s Philip Kan Gotanda (The Wash, A.C.T.’s Yohen) portrays an unexpected grouping of characters as they struggle to revive a community shattered by the effects of the war. Radiantly hopeful, heart-wrenchingly honest and deeply infused with the jazz rhythms of the neighborhood, After the War is a powerful valentine to San Francisco—and to the everyday people who built this city with their lives, loves and stories.

Written by Philip Kan Gotanda

Directed by Carey Perlof

<em>Eclipsed</em> Yoshi's Oakland <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> Balé Folclórico da Bahia <em>Betroffenheit</em> Art Market San Francisco: Contemporary and Modern Art Fair