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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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12 reviews
2 stars
We parked at the Marriott which is highly recommended and very close by.
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3 stars
The weather was dry , cooler. I wore light coat over outfit.
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"The Tosca Project"
134 ratings
4.2 average rating
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186 events
104 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 03 2010

I didn't realize this was going to be a play with little or no dialogue, but the dancing and staging were so good it didn't matter. It told the story of the Tosca Cafe, and how it stayed the same over the years, even as the mores and clientele...continued

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19 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 04 2010

It is amazing that a show with likely less than 100 spoken words can communicate so well. The staging and dance recreated beautiful images of a Bay Area icon.

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16 reviews
9 stars
attended Jun 08 2010

SFB dancers utterly wasted on this thing.
I left after maybe 30 minutes so it may have improved.
Don't use terrific dancers unless you give them something worthy of their talent.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Genuine magic… a visual feast, a treasure trove of fine performances.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Stunning… richly sensual and nostalgic… funny, exhilirating, heartbreaking and exquisitely performed.” —San Francisco Examiner
“[A] romantic city souvenir… comic, nostalgic and poignant.” —Variety

Description

This radically original fusion of movement and theater explores 100 years in the life of North Beach nightspot Tosca Café, conjuring a world in which love, betrayal, and hope emerge from the shadows and disappear with the clink of a glass. __The Tosca Project __brings world-renowned dancers from San Francisco Ballet, including prima ballerina Sabina Allemann, together with such acclaimed actors as The Overcoat‘s Peter Anderson and A.C.T.’s own Jack Willis (Rock ‘n’ Roll). Loosely structured around the themes of Puccini’s Tosca, this imaginative new work is gorgeously choreographed, achingly moving, and scored with some of the best music ever made, from Hendrix to Stravinsky.