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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 reviews
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Colibri, directly across the street from the theater, is great for dinner before the show. Tasty tapas to share.
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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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"The Caucasian Chalk Circle"
20 ratings
3.2 average rating
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No name Red Velvet
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105 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 18 2010

John Doyle has created a mess of a production. It is played for comedy and not in a clever way. He seems to have taken the view that audiences are unintelligent and have a very limited attention span. Many of the people sitting around me left...continued

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1 stars
attended Feb 19 2010

I had high hopes for this play, after seeing Sweeney Todd, and knowing that this is one of the most famous plays by Brecht. What a disappointment. I understand that the contemporary/ minimalist take was intentional, it was not what I expected, in...continued

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3 stars
attended Feb 19 2010

Very bad production. Nothing to do with Brecht's message

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Quotes & Highlights

“John Doyle is ferociously inventive.” —New York Times

Description

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

by Bertolt Brecht

Translated by Domenique Lozano

Directed and designed by John Doyle

Original music by Nathaniel Stookey

Visionary director John Doyle (Sweeney Todd, Company on Broadway) returns to A.C.T. to stage a spectacular new interpretation of Brecht’s masterpiece of hope, humanity, and justice. Featuring Doyle’s signature theatricality and original music from acclaimed avant-garde composer Nathaniel Stookey (The Composer Is Dead, Junkestra), this must-see production finds an intrepid company of actors creating the play from the rubble of a war-torn society. Objects turn into set pieces, discarded articles of clothing become costumes, and shrapnel is transformed into musical instruments. In this brand-new translation, The Caucasian Chalk Circle soars with humor, romance, unexpected plot twists, and high-stakes intensity.