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18 Star Starred
Phoenix Theatre San Francisco
414 Mason St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 31 members
Review from G.mertes
77 events 39 reviews

Unexpected ending. Character development was thoughtful. Clear and present acting.

reviewed Feb 16 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from megrand
23 events 14 reviews

Cool theater. Some of the acting was good, the rest wasn't great. (Big props to Bert, who was awesome.) Story was interesting but the script was somewhat contrived and the onstage chemistry between the characters (both friendships and...continued

reviewed Feb 09 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from velvob
33 events 13 reviews

Great production and performances by the entire cast. I'd definitely see another production by the Phoenix Theatre.

reviewed Feb 10 2012 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“The Vigilance ensemble is excellent… a remarkably well-written piece. If you care about new theatre, you will certainly find that this is a company and a playwright to watch. Highly recommended.”—TheatreStorm
“Stunningly poignant …” -The Denver Post
Second Wind has a goal that is rare in today bottom-line driven theatre world: to use the stage to explore social and political issues that impact ordinary Americans lives.”-Marin Independent Journal
“Small theatre at its best …  unswervingly honest and wrenching”—_SF Bay Guardian _
“Intelligent … lively … devastating … a remarkable show”—_The Colorado Daily _
“An unheralded little gem”—_Slate Magazine _
“Witty … imaginative … compassionate”—_SF Chronicle _
“Stunning and much more … it’s rare to find such fine theatre in a small place”—SF Bay View
“Poetically written, well acted”—Edinburgh’s Fest Magazine
“As politically au courant as anything on stage. A lucid, involving drama … seamlessly staged”—_SF Bay Guardian _
“Spot on timing … talent abounds in this small company”—_Backstage West _
“A zany, well-crafted hit”—_SF Bay Times _
“A cool literary mystery … it’s easy to understand why Walker has won awards for his work”—_SF Examiner _
“A winner of a show … gripping drama, thought-provoking and substantive.”—San Francisco Examiner


Under the guise of “poker night,” three wary neighbors band together to protect their homes and families from a violent newcomer to their community. Having won his house in a raffle, Tom Duncan has proceeded to dismantle the neighborhood, bit by terrifying bit. Desperate, his neighbors confront him, escalating the conflict to a point where murder seems the only likely end.

The show is not recommended for those under the age of 12.

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The Elite Pass gives you a two-month membership in Second Wind’s Elite Program, which is your backstage pass to the creation of a show and a fantastic opportunity for theater enthusiasts, students, growing professionals, or anyone who wants to engage in the process. It includes:

- One ticket to _Vigilance _

- Half off all concessions

- Access to Second Wind’s workshop series (see schedule)

- Free returns: See the show again!

- Bring a youth age 12-16 for free

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