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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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"What You Will"
174 ratings
4.1 average rating
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25 events
7 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 19 2008

You need an intimate knowledge of the Plays to fully appreciate the setting of each presentation (with some exceptions).

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attended Jul 21 2008

Roger Rees was very good!! The dialogue was very fast and the humor was a little older and more intellectual then I expected. You had to really ""KNOW" Shakespeare.

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S. Craig Red Velvet
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147 reviews
40 stars
attended Jul 27 2008

Simply extraordinary. Roger Reese elevates the Shakespearian experience with his hilarious stories and anecdotes relating to the Bard.
AN ABSOLUTELY MUST-SEE EVENT. GOLDSTAR provide fabulous seating as usual for a great price. GO SEE THIS!!!!

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Quotes & Highlights

“Exciting…charming…as [Rees] serves each little morsel, your wish is akin to Oliver Twist’s: Please, sir, some more.” —Washington Post
“The comic highlight of the year…not since Monty Python’s Spamalot opened on Broadway have I laughed as heartily and often as I did at Roger Rees’ one-man show.” -North Adams Transcript
“At once merrily irreverent and respectful, audaciously dismissive and deserving, puckishly playful and protective, sublimely whimsical and wise…a delicious evening of theater in the fullest sense of the word.” _-Berkshire Eagle _

Description

What You Will is a celebration of theatre’s most impactful playwright, by history’s most influential players. There’s Romeo, Juliet’s foolish Nurse, gory Macbeth, Hamlet and the oh-so-tragic Richard II, joined by the likes of Charles Dickens, James Thurber, Noël Coward and Stevie Wonder.

Roger Rees, a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company for 22 years, won both Olivier and Tony awards for his acclaimed performance in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. American television audiences know him as the dashing English tycoon Robin Colcord on “Cheers,” British Ambassador Lord John Marbury on “The West Wing” and Dr. Colin Marlow on “Grey’s Anatomy.” His films include “Robin Hood: Men in Tights,” “Frida,” “The Pink Panther” and “The Prestige,” among many others.