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6211 Star Starred
near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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2.8 / 5 Rated by 28 members
Review from Mark Rudio
58 events 10 reviews

This play is a an absolute failure on every level.

I know it's unsporting to review a preview performance, but unless they tore up the script, re-assigned the cast and hired a new director, there is little ACT can do at this late stage to...continued

reviewed Mar 31 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Anne H.
12 events 4 reviews

Normally, the ACT stages great productions. However, this production lacked a unified vision, the actors, staging, and set designed were simply all over the place. I did attend a perview, so hopefully the director will be able to pull the...continued

reviewed Mar 26 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Amanda Soskin
54 events 8 reviews

Even the program literature asked the question (as if "they" knew, that the audience would arrive at intermission and ask the same), why resurrect the Iliad, and is it still current? It is supposedly a classic, the oldest surviving literary work...continued

reviewed Mar 31 2009 report as inappropriate
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In a wildly theatrical, totally modern interpretation that captures all of the passion and spirit of Homer’s Iliad, renowned writer and director Lillian Groag (A.C.T.‘s The Rivals) reignites the wrath of Greek warrior Achilles against his archrival, Agamemnon. Adapted from lauded contemporary poet Christopher Logue’s ravishing translation that was 45 years in the making, War Music is a large-scale, visionary fusion of language, music, and movement as only A.C.T. can create.

In addition to an ensemble cast of A.C.T.’s finest actors, War Music features the talents of award-winning set designer Dan Ostling (Argonautika, Metamorphoses) and celebrated opera, ballet, and Broadway choreographer Daniel Pelzig—complete with an original score by John Glover.

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