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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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4.2 / 5 Rated by 182 members
Review from Thomas O'Leary
Red Velvet 200 events 81 reviews

Another fine scenic design by Daniel Ostling surrounding a strained production of an essentially boring, hyper emotional story. The banal dialogue made a cast of mostly fine actors seem like semi-amatures working very hard at their larger than...continued

reviewed Jun 04 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from e_jannell@comcast.net
Red Velvet 12 events 10 reviews

The show reflected Chinese culture and history. The set was creative and allowed for rapid scene changes with no big moves or prop setting. The actors were all marvelous and the story was thought provoking and timeless. I especially loved seeing...continued

reviewed Jun 07 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Dorothy
32 events 10 reviews

This is a classic Chinese play. Yes, on the surface the dialog might seem awkward and stage-performance like. The story might seem overtly emotional. But if you actually consider the cultural context of China, the ancient teachings of loyalty...continued

reviewed Jun 05 2014 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

  • “Haunting … [a] drama hewn out of a myth that speaks across the centuries.” —The Guardian
  • “An emotionally piercing marvel.” —The Times of London

Description

New adaptation by James Fenton
Directed by Carey Perloff
Featuring BD Wong

In the aftermath of a violent coup, an epic story of self-sacrifice and revenge plays out as a young orphan discovers the shattering truth behind his origins.

Running time: 2 hours and 25 minutes, with a 15 minute intermission.

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