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near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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Great reasonable Thai restaurant across the street fro the theatre
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We parked at the Marriott which is highly recommended and very close by.
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4.2 average rating
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26 reviews
67 stars
attended Mar 27 2010

ACT's Vigil captures the essence of loneliness and companionship. Marco Barricelli and Olympia Dukakis are perfect vehicles in developing the themes of Morris Panych's play.

As the production evolved I got into liking the two characters more...continued

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James Red Velvet
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131 reviews
42 stars
attended Mar 25 2010

BRILLIANT writing!!! Hysterically funny, though quite poignant and touching.

And BRILLIANT performances by both Marco Barricelli and Olympia Dukakis. This was a preview performance, and they announced that Barricelli was feeling ill today....continued

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5 reviews
12 stars
attended Mar 25 2010

Marco Barricelli received my standing ovation!!

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Quotes & Highlights

“Wickedly dark . . . hilarious, quirky, and heartfelt” —Variety
“An absolute gem . . . extremely perceptive and wise” —The Austin Chronicle
“Deliciously mischievous”_ —Time Out New York_
“Acerbically funny and sneakily affecting, Vigil is a jagged jewel of a play.” — _ _


Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias, A.C.T.‘s Hecuba) and beloved veteran Bay-area actor Marco Barricelli return to A.C.T. in this deliciously dark comedy. When an embittered, self-involved bachelor arrives to care for the dying aunt he hasn’t seen since childhood, his brief visit stretches to interminable lengths. As her health improves against all odds—and against his hopes—their relationship evolves in unexpected ways. A tour de force from the creator of the runaway hit The Overcoat, Vigil offers an uncanny balance of gallows humor and grave ruminations on family, identity, and the human condition.