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6226 Star Starred
A.C.T.
near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-749-2228
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3.9 / 5 Rated by 164 members
Review from S. Craig
Red Velvet 355 events 155 reviews

Challenging theater. Hilariously Funny! Pure Stoppard

reviewed Sep 20 2006 report as inappropriate
Review from Miriam G.
Red Velvet 152 events 49 reviews

boring...difficult to hear

reviewed Sep 28 2006 report as inappropriate
Review from henrymilich
Red Velvet 233 events 8 reviews

The sound was poor and the actors spoke quickly with an accent, so I couldn't understand half of what was said. I left at interimssion.

reviewed Sep 23 2006 report as inappropriate
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One of the Bay Area’s favorite playwrights, Tony and Academy award winner Tom Stoppard is a consummate artist whose collaborations with A.C.T. deliver rich rewards at every outing. His 1974 comedy Travesties begins with a simple fact: during World War I, James Joyce, Vladimir Lenin, and Tristan Tzara all happened to be living in the neutral oasis of Zurich, Switzerland. From that historical premise, Stoppard’s recipe for freewheeling dramatic fun takes over. Travesties throws the three geniuses together in the same research library, adds a dash of irony, a pinch of romantic intrigue, a generous helping of Oscar Wilde references, and voila! With this delightful riff on the skittish friendship between art and revolution, Stoppard takes us inside the wildest minds of the 20th century and leaves us breathless.

<em>Eclipsed</em> <em>Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin</em> Yoshi's Oakland Balé Folclórico da Bahia <em>Betroffenheit</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em>