Venue Details

169 Star Starred
The Marsh Berkeley
Between Shattuck and Oxford 2120 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704
415-641-0235
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Relaxed and casual -- this is Berkeley, after all!
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Goldstar Member
There is a table with $1 snacks and drinks
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Goldstar Member
A stone's throw from Downtown Berkeley BART.
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Goldstar Member
A little chilly in theatre
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Renee S.
Parking garages for $5/evening nearby.
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Renee S.
No intermission
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4.7 average rating
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185 events
176 reviews
83 stars
attended Jan 21 2011

Greenwald is a master storyteller with an encyclopedic memory for names,places, details of far ranging travels. He engaged the audience, had topical tidbits to start the... continued

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38 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 07 2011

facinating and touching storytelling!

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91 events
34 reviews
7 stars
attended Aug 06 2011

Jeff Greenwald is a great storyteller. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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Website

http://themarsh.org/Jeff_Greenwald.html

Description

“Peculiar travel suggestions,” Kurt Vonnegut wrote in_ Cats Cradle_, “are dancing lessons from God.” Indeed, it’s those unpredictable discoveries and encounters that make world travel so illuminating. Oakland-based Jeff Greenwald — best known for his best-selling books, including _Shopping for Buddhas, The Size of the World and now Snake Lake_ — brings the hand of destiny to this work: an improvised monologue inspired by the joys of wanderlust. Audience members step onstage, and spin a huge, colorful Wheel of Fortune. ’Round and ’round it spins, and where it stops, the story begins…. 

Jeff Greenwald has visited six continents, working as a writer, performer, and photographer. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, Afar, Salon, and many other publications. He also serves as Executive Director of Ethical Traveler (www.ethicaltraveler.org), a global alliance dedicated to human rights, environmental protection and the ambassadorial potential of world travel. Jeff’s new book, Snake Lake — set in Kathmandu during the “People Power” revolution of 1990 — was released in November 2010 by Counterpoint Press.