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near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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3.7 / 5 Rated by 98 members
Review from diana
16 events 3 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 11 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
2 events 2 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 03 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Bob S.
Red Velvet 270 events 255 reviews

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!

reviewed Apr 08 2012 report as inappropriate
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“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 _


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).

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