Celebrated local architects Bliss and Faville, also responsible for the nearby St. Francis Hotel, designed the neoclassical home of San Francisco's premier repertory theater company. The 1910 structure, which replaced one destroyed in the 1906 earthquake, sustained heavy damage in the 1989 quake but was beautifully restored. A.C.T. is renowned for productions by playwrights such as Tony Kushner (Angels in America) and Tom Stoppard (The Invention of Love premiered
here), and cutting-edge works such as The Black Rider by Tom Waits, William S. Burroughs, and Robert Wilson.