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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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1 review
29 stars
ACT's theater is grand but you would think they would up date the seat size and leg room. Buy standing tickets if your over six feet tall..
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4 stars
The actual theater (ACT) is at the corner of Geary and Mason. We used GPS from our phones and it kept taking us to the corporate offices.
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"The Real Thing"
127 ratings
3.8 average rating
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2 reviews
54 stars
attended Nov 03 2004

Very powerful, rich, deep, and complex story about love, the individual, couples, relationships, commitment, and personal emotional development. The 2nd half really took me on a rollercoaster ride of different feelings. Highly recommended.

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In Tom Stoppard’s witty and passionate depiction of modern relationships, two couples search urgently for love: grand love, true love, the kind of love people write plays about—the real thing. Henry, a playwright, is married to Charlotte, an actor; their friends Annie and Max are also actors. When Henry’s latest play is staged, life begins to imitate art, and the four friends begin to interact in surprising new ways. They are ultimately compelled to re-examine their relationships, as each character questions whether the love they have is the love they want.