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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 TheaterLuvrSF
Red Velvet 262 events 180 reviews

A lot of the performance was presented as a narrator telling a story to the audience. I would have preferred more acting, less story telling. I particularly enjoyed the actor playing the role of the orphan (Daisuke Tsuji, I believe).

reviewed Jun 25 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Thomas O'Leary
Red Velvet 201 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 Elizabeth H
Red Velvet 107 events 68 reviews

Wasn't crazy about this translation, last scene between son and doctor tied up that loose end but didn't slip in gracefully to the rhythm of the play. Enjoyed the complex story, enjoyed the performance, just thought it could be better. You know...continued

reviewed Jun 13 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Elaine Y
Red Velvet 20 events 16 reviews

What a TREAT! This was an EXCELLENT play. The story was mesermizing and I LOVED that the characters would explain who they were and what they were doing or cared about - provided perspective and I think that's what kept the story alive.
The music...continued

reviewed Jun 28 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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