Venue Details

The Marsh Upstairs Studio Theater
1062 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 21 members
Review from Austin Nation
Red Velvet 719 events 620 reviews

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

reviewed Jun 09 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Hllywd
Red Velvet 867 events 436 reviews

I enjoyed this performance. She was very honest about her experiences. I think all of the nurses in the audience could certainly relate more and enjoyed it more than us "non-nurses". Some sad and funny moments. Certainly worth seeing.

reviewed Jun 09 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Mark Allen
150 events 64 reviews

This was interesting subject matter which brings the audience into some of the experiences of the nursing realm. I think that folks who are in the medical world, work in a hospital, etc., will especially enjoy this show.

reviewed May 26 2013 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

Learn more about the show at the Nurse Alison website .


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.


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. _

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