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5699 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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Colibri, directly across the street from the theater, is great for dinner before the show. Tasty tapas to share.
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ACT's theater is grand but you would think they would up date the seat size and leg room. Buy standing tickets if your over six feet tall..
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"Well"
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4.2 average rating
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Quotes & Highlights

“Smart, suggestive, and surprisingly moving.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Something magical…one of the best new plays of the season.” New York Times

Description

Why is the playwright’s mom sitting on a recliner in the middle of the stage? The hilarious Well begins with OBIE Award-winning writer/performer Lisa Kron (2.5 Minute Ride; The Five Lesbian Brothers) performing a theater piece about her personal experiences of healing. But soon an irreverent coup d’etat breaks out onstage: the company of actors critiques the script, Kron’s onstage flashbacks don’t match her memories, and she quickly loses control. At the center of the chaos is her armchair-bound mother (played by Jayne Houdyshell in an award-winning performance), who keeps inserting her own hilarious commentary.

Written by Lisa Kron

Directed by Leigh Silverman

Featuring Lisa Kron and Jane Houdyshell