Venue Details

6211 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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4.0 / 5 Rated by 168 members
Review from Vmedia
194 events 102 reviews

It was live movie ,, i found that distracting ,,
But this show did well so - what can I say

reviewed Apr 27 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Natasha
7 events 1 review

There is one word that comes to mind when I think of this production: offensive. Somehow, they managed to take a brilliant play and great actors and reduce both to gimmicky dribble.

Really, I get the intention behind the projection screens,...continued

reviewed Apr 07 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from mrschteve
56 events 7 reviews

There should be a valid reason for a significant change in the way in which a play is staged. The way in which this production is staged did not contribute in a positive way to an appreciation or understanding of the playwright's themes. By...continued

reviewed Apr 07 2011 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“Epic, voyeuristic, theater-as-film staging . . . spectacularly brilliant” —Calgary Herald
“Diabolically inventive . . . a riveting theatrical event” —Georgia Straight (Vancouver)
“A seamless fusion of cinema and theater . . . jaw-dropping” —The Vancouver Sun
“Dazzles with contemporary dimensions . . . freakishly potent” —The Province
“A thrilling masterpiece” —Westender
“Captivating” —National Post
“Brilliant” —The Globe and Mail
“A vibrant, very modern theatrical experience . . . the acting is uniformly powerful and committed, the stagecraft extremely skillful and focused” —The Toronto Star

Description

Fresh from sold-out performances across Canada, Jean-Paul Sartre’s redefined classic makes its U.S. debut at A.C.T. A mysterious valet ushers three people into a shabby hotel room, and they soon discover that hell isn’t fire and brimstone at all—it’s other people arguing about their lives. Sartre’s 1944 existential classic, skillfully reimagined through the perspective of a series of hidden cameras, turns the stage into a cinema, and the audience into voyeurs, as a thrillingly staged “live film” takes place before your eyes. A.C.T. continues its tradition of welcoming the work of innovative international artists to the Bay Area with this riveting multimedia event.

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