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near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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16 events
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4 stars
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"The Orphan of Zhao"
182 ratings
4.2 average rating
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Thomas O'Leary Red Velvet
180 events
78 reviews
18 stars
attended Jun 04 2014

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...

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4 reviews
8 stars
attended Jun 07 2014

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

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1 review
7 stars
attended Jun 14 2014

I really enjoyed this production. It's been a while since I've been to an ACT event and now I regret my absence. The Orphan was a truly unique experience .. the stark staging was very effective making for smooth transition scene-to-scene, the...continued

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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


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.