When the play ended the audience was memorized. That does not happen much in modern theater, but Scorched is different.
Scorched is a story of love, family, motherhood, feminine power, wrapped around a dark history of war, lies, secrets, and unbearable pains.
For Divas who want a moving theater experience, then I highly recommend a night with your girlfriend to see Scorched.
The plot is thick and the storyline intense. I won’t share any of the details, but know that you will leave with a different perspective than when you arrived.
For me, it has changed the way I see others and the appreciation I have for living in a beautiful place that is free of terrorizing war.
Scorched is a beautiful reminder of how precious life and love really is.
L to R: A militiaman (A.C.T. core acting company member Manoel Felciano) apprehends Nawal (Marjan Neshat, left) and her friend Sawda (A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program graduate Omozé Idehenre) when he suspects them of being notorious revolutionaries, in the West Coast premiere of Wajdi Mouawad’s Scorched, playing at the American Conservatory Theater through Sunday, March 11, 2012. Photo by Kevin Berne.
L to R: After the death of Nawal’s grandmother, Nawal (Marjan Neshat, right), her mother, Jihane (Jacqueline Antaramian, left), and village midwife Elhame (A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program graduate Omozé Idehenre) participate in a traditional burial ceremony, in the West Coast premiere of Wajdi Mouawad’s Scorched, playing at the American Conservatory Theater through Sunday, March 11, 2012. Photo by Kevin Berne.
WHERE: ACT Theater
405 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Walk-up hours are Monday (12–6 p.m.) and Tuesday–Sunday (12 p.m.–curtain*).
Phone hours are Monday (10 a.m.–6 p.m.) and Tuesday–Sunday (10 a.m.–curtain*).
*Please check performance schedule for curtain times.
“A personal mystery of classically tragic proportions . . . its revelation cannot help but elicit a gasp” —San Francisco Chronicle
“A haunting drama . . . explosive [and] gripping” —San Jose Mercury News
“Suspenseful and engrossing” —The New York Times
“A work of raw power . . . delicately lyrical and unforgettable”
“Jaw-dropping” —CBC News