Venue Details

A.C.T.
near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-749-2228
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3.7 / 5 Rated by 98 members
Review from Scott Carter
Red Velvet 824 events 455 reviews

The story is great. The sets are fantastic. The costumes are to drool for. The acting, while great, was a bit uneven during the preview. And I couldn't hear several key lines throughout the performance. So either mike up or project better.

reviewed Mar 31 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Bob S.
Red Velvet 274 events 258 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
Review from S. Y. Liu
Red Velvet 103 events 50 reviews

Good show with humor and a bit of nostalgia about the 1950's. It was funny to hear the terms used some 50 years ago. The actors were all very good.

reviewed Apr 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from JUNE I
Red Velvet 76 events 50 reviews

Well done production. Great story line which made the production go by too quickly.

If you thought the 50's were so great this production really puts it in persepctive.

The story deals with politics, morals and life in general.
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reviewed Apr 03 2012 report as inappropriate
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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).

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