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5988 Star Starred
near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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"The Orphan of Zhao"
182 ratings
4.2 average rating
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Thomas O'Leary Red Velvet
199 events
80 reviews
21 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...continued

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9 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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31 events
9 reviews
13 stars
attended Jun 05 2014

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

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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.

<em>A Thousand Splendid Suns</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> Yoshi's Oakland <em>A Thousand Splendid Suns</em>