Friday, May 24, 2013

Black Watch

Last weekend some friends an I caught an exceptional play, called Black Watch, through A.C.T America Conservatory Theater at the Armory in San Francisco. The Amory is not A.C.T's usual venue but it turned about to be a great place for this particular play, allowing more space for the cast to move around and enabling the audience to be closer to the action.

The story is about a platoon of the the Scottish Army, called the Black Watch and their deployment to Iraq. The Black Watch is regiment with more than 500 years of history and that history coupled with their story in Iraq is entertainment with impact. The cast, the writing and the musical score were superior. The reviews of the play have been great. 

In our showing, Daniel Portman, who plays Podrick Payne on Game of Thrones (he saved Tyrion during the battle at the end of season two), played one of the soldiers. And that made it a little more fun. 

The Black Watch is playing at the San Francisco Armory until June 7th. If you're in town, it's definitely worth picking up tickets. 

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