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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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4.6 / 5 Rated by 182 members
Review from Rodney Anderson
Red Velvet 444 events 335 reviews

It's a lovely play on loss and how people handle tragedy differently. There's been a bit of it rewritten since the Geffen Production but a lovely play. Laurie Metcalf and JoBeth Williams are wonderful.

reviewed Oct 26 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from bk
Red Velvet 237 events 161 reviews

Very interesting comedy-drama. Laurie Metcalf is terrific. A nice evening at the theatre. Also nice to see JoBeth Williams.

reviewed Oct 26 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from F. E.
Red Velvet 172 events 101 reviews

It was Fabulous!!!! The acting was outstanding and the material was extraordinary. It was so well written, both humorous and deeply touching. I highly reccommend this performance.

reviewed Nov 01 2008 report as inappropriate
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“Anderson is blessed with an amazing, adventurous cast, willing to slide off slippery emotional slopes and round dangerous curves to get to the truth.” —Theatermania.com

Description

A daring, star-studded cast explores hot-button issues of life and death in this riveting new tour-de-force, featuring Laurie Metcalf (Desperate Housewives, Roseanne_), JoBeth Williams (_Poltergeist, The Big Chill), Steven Culp (A.C.T.’s Blackbird), and two-time OBIE Award winner Dennis Boutsikaris. When a religious Midwestern couple, Bill and Dinah, visit free-spirited cousin Jeannette and her husband, Neil, in their Northern California home, both couples confront loss and survival in the face of explosive circumstance. An unforgettable, brave work of heart and humor by Emmy Award–winning playwright-director Jane Anderson, The Quality of Life was nominated for four 2007 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards and six 2008 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards.

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