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Aurora Theatre Company (Berkeley, CA)

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43 ratings
4.2 average rating
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12 reviews
98 stars
attended Mar 02 2014

Excellent production. Not only was the script great, but the acting was outstanding.
The small theatre makes all seats good for viewing stage.

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16 reviews
13 stars
attended Jan 31 2014

intriguing, multi layered play, excellent actors and script.... sat in row d and had difficulty hearing actors when their backs were toward me... sound could have been better...

but still a don't miss

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9 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 31 2014

a very intense show. some content could be triggering. they did it so well, the performers and crew staged it with great care, they succeeded in keeping the audience willing to be present with their story. quite powerful, recommended.

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188 reviews
86 stars
attended Feb 04 2014

Terrific acting by 2 wonderful women in tough roles about a very difficult subject. Great set. Fantastic show that had us riveted throughout, with slow revelation of a far more serious situation with a 5th grade boy than we had anticipated. The...continued

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103 reviews
178 stars
attended Feb 04 2014

Two women in a classroom discuss an incident, one evasive one probing.. It's all in the acting and timing and writing. Structure of a mystery and discovery. One of those plays that only works once I suspect but linear and one sided though it...continued

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92 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 16 2014

It doesn't matter that the two surprises in the play are fairly easy to predict. This play allows two very interesting female actors to show their chops. It takes discipline to allow for silence and a slow pace and these two actors make it look...continued

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48 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 04 2014

This was a wonderful experience. If the quality of Aurora Theater is always this high.. i will be back. This was my first visit there and as an avid theatergoer (4 or more times a month) I am always seeking good theatrical experiences. High...continued

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23 reviews
31 stars
attended Feb 05 2014

Great acting; intense script. 2 actors carried the whole play; I don't want to say much more, as it will give away the plot. Definitely see it: a quality production.

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23 reviews
11 stars
attended Feb 22 2014

It is an amazing play for both the subject matter and acting. Talking about acting, all o us were blown away by the emotional intensity, skills and just great acting. The actress who played the mother has such presence that we hang on to every...continued

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15 reviews
12 stars
attended Mar 05 2014

Stage setting was quite effective, I felt in my front row seats (Thank you Red Velvet Goldstar!) that I was part of the classroom. Acting was superlative, plot was good, not great.

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7 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 04 2014

I was encouraged to see this by 3 friends, who, as it turned out, liked it more than I did. The acting is excellent, the schoolroom set just right, the lighting unimaginative. The play itself is interesting but not compellingly so. Given the...continued

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 23 2014

A very good play with two strong actresses. Don't know how they can do two productions in one day. As a retired teacher, the play certainly hit close to home.

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53 reviews
22 stars
attended Mar 05 2014

Gripping play with 2 actors. The Mystery unfolds slowly until the audience discovers what the whole problem was about. The 2 women were terrific in their roles.

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53 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 20 2014

This is a fantastic, extremely intense 70-minute production. It's best to go in knowing as little as possible and just be blown away by all the twists and turns. Both of the actors were absolutely first rate. This is a play I won't soon forget.

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40 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 12 2014

Way too slow, lacks energy till the last part, need to replace the teacher with a more dynamic actress.

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31 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 07 2014

I thought the acting was brilliant. But many of the audience members were very angered by this play. Some thought it was boring in places. I thought the playwright should have done some research in legal obligations of school districts. ...continued

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20 reviews
11 stars
attended Feb 14 2014

There was a Q&A after play...which I thought was a great addition.

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18 reviews
16 stars
attended Feb 16 2014

Fantastic -- deeply moving play, incredible performances, sharp direction. Theater at its best.

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17 reviews
9 stars
attended Feb 05 2014

Tracy stays out of this and just let's two fine actors go at it. I wished the obvious had been held back, but the rest was very worthwhile.

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16 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 07 2014

Very enjoyable performance. The theater is very small and although our seats were on side, had great view of performance.

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