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5570 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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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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13 reviews
4 stars
The actual theater (ACT) is at the corner of Geary and Mason. We used GPS from our phones and it kept taking us to the corporate offices.
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"Rock 'n' Roll"
116 ratings
3.9 average rating
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29 events
7 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 17 2008

It's an interesting play, but a bit too arcane in terms of Czech history and communist philosophy. Not much in the way of theater.

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1 review
13 stars
attended Oct 18 2008

Very well done in terms of the music and the sets. We just visited Prague a month ago which really helped us understand the content much more. Really enjoyed the acting.

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20 reviews
10 stars
attended Oct 16 2008

I was quite disappointed with the play. Although the acting was good and the scenery fantastic, I found it very intellectual and not emotioally fulfilling. I found myself not really caring about any of the characters. its a good review of the...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“A.C.T.‘s Rock rolls in Stoppard’s genius. Heartbreaking. Extraordinary!” -San Francisco Examiner
“Stylish. Captivating. The dialog crackles.” _-Contra Costa Times_
“One of Stoppard’s most personal and teasingly passionate plays.” —San Francisco Chronicle

Description

A rapturous, decades-spanning tale of Prague’s rock revolution, Tom Stoppard’s Rock ‘n’ Roll follows the passions and politics of a Marxist professor in Cambridge and his Rolling Stones–obsessed protégé fighting for freedom in Soviet-dominated Prague. Nominated for four 2008 Tony Awards, Rock ‘n’ Roll pulsates to the beat of the Stones, Pink Floyd, and Syd Barrett, Floyd’s disturbed genius, whose reclusive life becomes a haunting motif of the play.