Ennio: Wacky Italian Mime and Quick-Change Artist at Berkeley Rep
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The last date listed for Ennio was Wednesday December 31, 2008 / 9:00pm (Includes Free Pre-Show Champagne).
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from C.C.
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Unique show described as 'human origami' but must be seen to fully appreciate. Excellent selection of musical numbers from all genres get the audience clapping & howling. Last time we got the 'cheaper' Goldstar seats & this time we got the pricier Goldstar seats. In a way, the further (cheaper?) view is as good if not better than the closer but angled view of the action. Though we wished it could be longer, being a one-man show, it is only a bit over an hour long.
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My girlfriend & I saw Ennio last year & loved the performance! This year we brought my 15-yr old daughter & she loved the show as well. Ennio is so creative & talented that I wish that more shows per year were added to the Bay Area.
Quotes & Highlights
“A sustained hour of heaven from an entertainer touched by genius… performance at its crazy, creative, unfettered best.” —Time Out London
“Italian super mime, Ennio, is an origami extravaganza of celebrity impressions, a hilarious parade of delights and surprises. An immensely entertaining, pleasurable, playful evening. A dream of a show.” —San Francisco Examiner
“An amazing, sensational comedy masterpiece. It’s a brand new form of comedy and it’s the cleverest and funniest show I’ve seen in years. This is a show for everyone. I was overwhelmed.” —KGO
Ennio returns for the holidays! Direct from London’s Royal Festival Hall, the international origami sensation is back in Berkeley for the first time in two years with his new special holiday show featuring new characters. A perfect family entertainment for the holidays.
Don’t miss the original quick-change artist as he races through 50 life-size costumes in only 70 minutes, lampooning politicians, celebrities and historical figures in a presentation that’s part commedia, part Disney and all fun.
About the Ticket Supplier: Berkeley Repertory TheatreKnown for its amazing and adventurous audience, the nonprofit has provided a home for emerging and established artists since 1968. With two stages and a Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, Berkeley Rep premieres exhilarating new plays and reimagined classics. In the last five years alone, the company has helped send five shows to Broadway: Green Day's American Idiot, Bridge & Tunnel, In the Next Room (or the vibrator play), Passing Strange and Wishful Drinking. Come see tomorrow's plays today at Berkeley Rep.
Berkeley Rep operates two performance spaces: the Roda Theatre, a state-of-the-art 600-seat proscenium theatre, and the intimate, 400-seat Thrust Stage. The Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Berkeley's arts district, just a half block from the Berkeley BART station, near lots of restaurants, cafe, pubs, and cool retailers.