Venue Details

5740 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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16 events
4 reviews
0 stars
Colibri, directly across the street from the theater, is great for dinner before the show. Tasty tapas to share.
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2 events
1 review
29 stars
ACT's theater is grand but you would think they would up date the seat size and leg room. Buy standing tickets if your over six feet tall..
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Reviews & Ratings

"Not a Genuine Black Man"
26 ratings
4.5 average rating
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77 events
31 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 18 2007

The program was very moving. Not as much humor as I've heard from him before, very intense.

This is the first time I've been in A.C.T. since it was refurbished - seats were very comfortable, sight line is great, and the knee space is wonderful!!!

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48 events
15 reviews
23 stars
attended Jun 18 2007

This was a most fabulous show! Mr. Copeland is a master storyteller! This is an AWESOME piece. The venue was amazing as well!

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KHB
37 events
8 reviews
39 stars
attended Jun 18 2007

A pleasant evening at the theater. Not a rave but an enjoyment.

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Quotes & Highlights

“A beautiful mix of wry humor and heartbreak, indignation, and inspiration, a singular story of extreme isolation that speaks to anyone who’s ever felt out of place” —San Francisco Chronicle

Description

In playwright Brian Copeland’s own words:

“In 1972, the National Committee against Discrimination in Housing called San Leandro, California a racist bastion of white supremacy. It was named one of the most racist suburbs in America. CBS News and Newsweek magazine covered the story. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights conducted hearings—and then we moved to town.”