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5916 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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"Maple and Vine"
98 ratings
3.7 average rating
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16 events
3 reviews
9 stars
attended Apr 11 2012

Sweet show - I enjoyed the concept of a current couple choosing to go back to 1955 (especially, since I always thought I would have enjoyed being an adult during that time). The clothes, music and settings were great! Goldstar came through with...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 03 2012

Wonderfully acted by a five person cast. Slickly produced. Lots of humor, but it also makes you think. I particularly liked the cheesy musical selections from the 50's, since I'm old enough to remember them. Anyone could enjoy this, but I...continued

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263 events
247 reviews
355 stars
attended Apr 08 2012

Probably one of my favorite shows at ACT from over the years. The acting was excellent with just the right tone. Beautiful sets and costumes. Very clever and thought-provoking too. Can't say much without giving it away. Just be authentic!

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Quotes & Highlights

“A clever, sharply drawn fantasy. Makes a sneaky, compelling case for the seductions of living the Ozzie and Harriet life.” —_New York Times _
“A darkly appealing fairy tale. [Playwright] Jordan Harrison racks up beaucoup points for originality.” —_Variety _

Description

A new play by Jordan Harrison

Directed by Mark Rucker

Could you drop Wi-Fi for hi-fi? Abandon sushi lunches for Tupperware parties? What would you give up for a simpler life? Overwhelmed by the infinite choices of the modern world, Katha and Ryu discover an enticing escape route: joining a community of 1950s reenactors, where life is slower, passion is risqué, and a sparkling cocktail is a daily accessory. But in this provocative comedy, retro attitudes about gender, race, and sexuality stir up powerful questions. How much are they willing to sacrifice for happiness?

Recommended for ages 14 and older (contains sexual situations and partial nudity).

<em>A Thousand Splendid Suns</em> <em>A Christmas Carol</em> <em>Irving Berlin's White Christmas</em> Disney's <em>The Lion King</em> <em>Beach Blanket Babylon</em> Sarah Silverman <em>A Christmas Carol</em> WinterFest at California's Great America Gladys Knight & The San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Ballet's <em>Nutcracker</em> <em>The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes</em> <em>A Christmas Carol</em>