Venue Details

36 Star Starred
The Marsh Upstairs Studio Theater
1062 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110
415-826-5750
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There are many pubs, restaurants and bars near the venue location. We ate at Beretta's, a cool, hip and urban atmosphere. The wait was calculated to be an hour so we chose to eat outside at the bistro tables where they had heaters setup. It wasn't extremely cold, so it was tolerable. The food was average, nothing to write home about, mostly italian.
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The venue great for such shows! But gets a bit warm & stuffy.
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Reviews & Ratings

Alison Whittaker's "Vital Signs: The Pulse of an American Nurse"
21 ratings
4.0 average rating
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dmandel
22 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 14 2012

Compelling story but the impersonations were weak at best and sometimes culturally insensitive.

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27 events
3 reviews
9 stars
attended Jun 16 2012

It was mild humor, working as a nurse for 40 years, we could tell stories all night, but as this is made for the general public so it was mild.

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636 events
548 reviews
112 stars
attended Jun 09 2013

A pretty good show...very realistic in it's portrayal of a shift in the day of a nurse. I thought it was going to be much more humorous...kinda like the picture depicted, but it wasn't. It was nice to sit among other nurses...there was a group...continued

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Website

http://www.themarsh.org/

Quotes & Highlights

Learn more about the show at the Nurse Alison website .

Description

Vital Signs is a frank and funny vivisection of life on-the-job in a modern hospital in wildly diverse San Francisco. Equally comic, tragic and touching, it reveals what really goes on behind-the-scenes in a bustling medical center where patients, nurses, and families try their best to make the most of some very difficult, and at times utterly ridiculous, situations. Playing nearly two dozen characters, Alison is hoping to raise your blood pressure, have you in stitches, and give you a probing, insider’s x-ray view of the hospital setting and the people who valiantly cope with it.

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The play runs 75 minutes with no intermission. It is recommended for ages 17 and above.

Vital Signs is based on true experiences that have been broadly fictionalized. All persons and institutions appearing in Vital Signs are fictitious and/or composited. Any resemblance to real people, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. _