Also called act warning. a call or order from the stage manager summoning performers onstage for the beginning of a performance or act.
a signal summoning the audience to their seats for the beginning of a performance or act.
- Act curtain
Theater. a curtain for closing the proscenium opening between acts or scenes.
- Act of faith
an act that demonstrates or tests the strength of a person’s convictions, as an important personal sacrifice. noun (Christianity) an act that demonstrates or tests a person’s religious beliefs Behavior that shows or tests a person’s religious or other convictions, as in Rock climbing with a new, inexperienced partner was a real act of faith. […]
- Act funny
anything done, being done, or to be done; deed; performance: a heroic act. the process of doing: caught in the act. a formal decision, law, or the like, by a legislature, ruler, court, or other authority; decree or edict; statute; judgment, resolve, or award: an act of Congress. an instrument or document stating something done […]
- Act of god
a direct, sudden, and irresistible action of natural forces such as could not reasonably have been foreseen or prevented, as a flood, hurricane, earthquake, or other natural catastrophe. noun (law) a sudden and inevitable occurrence caused by natural forces and not by the agency of man, such as a flood, earthquake, or a similar catastrophe […]