Reviews & Ratings

188 ratings
4.4 average rating
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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 18 2008

it was good to experience a unique form of theater. i had no idea what i was in store for. each month the "troupes" have less than a week for the screenplay writer to do the script, get the actors, have one rehearsal and then perform. of the...continued

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12 reviews
124 stars
attended Oct 19 2009

For being up and coming playwrites, the overall quality of the plays were pretty darn good.The actors and directors themselves did a great job with min little prep time (1 wk). Stacy Ross (act), Jon Tracy (dir) / Tim Kniffin (act), Mark Rucker...continued

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34 reviews
-28 stars
attended Oct 18 2010

This is great fun, very hit or miss (as well it should be...new plays are always gonna be all over the place), fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants energy, affordable tickets (even without Goldstar), creative atmosphere...I'm impressed with this group's...continued

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12 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 16 2009

Some of the plays are good, and some are excellent, but all give you the rare opportunity to see art in process. And it's so much fun.

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33 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 19 2009

How innovative! What fun!
Truly enjoyed the evening of interesting scripts, acting, and directing.
Thank you!

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11 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 21 2009

These evenings score very high in the price-to-value ratio. Several of the playlets were very good, even the least successful were interesting, and the acting is amazing considering how quickly this is all put together. Playground is definitely...continued

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8 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 16 2009

A brilliant night of refreshing 6 one act plays based on one theme. Witness new works in an impromptu format. All 6 playwrights were present.Each play is read from script and staged simply.You get what ever current Berkely Reps scenery as a...continued

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8 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 16 2009

I was surprised at the mediocre choice of plays. Didn't care too much for the
actors, as they didn't really seem to put their hearts into the presentations, although some were ok. Have been going to this for a while now and was disappointed with...continued

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328 reviews
72 stars
attended Jan 24 2011

Enjoyed the show. Lots of tatent out there. It'll be interesting on what the playwrights come up with using these bits.

On a side note, the organization of the show was not very good. One door to the theatre was not opened until 7:55 for an...continued

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2 reviews
12 stars
Goldstar Member
193 events
79 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 16 2006

A very innovative approach to theatre. I highly enjoyed the six short plays
written by local writers based upon a theme.

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33 reviews
110 stars
attended Jan 12 2009

A surprisingly entertaining evening. We did not understand why some of the plays seemed to be on topic while others were not, and some were definitely better than others, but we will go again.

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33 reviews
110 stars
attended Mar 16 2009

Always fun. Some plays are much better than others, but there is something for everyone.

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9 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 16 2009

Unfortunately, this was one of Playground lesser moments. Seeking inspiration from Eugene O'Neill produced some turgid efforts that didn't live up to prior writings. Two of the six playlets were worth the viewing, and the efforts of the actors and...continued

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7 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 20 2008

It was a very intimate experience with very fresh and fantastic performances by really well casted actors.
Playwrights were given a topic. The pieces were written within a month, given to actors on Friday, performed and enjoyed on Monday!

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6 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 16 2009

Six very good to terrific short plays by new local writers,extremely well- acted and directed by theater professionals. Ran about an hour and a half without intermission. A super evening of exciting theater with a work-in progress feel. Only...continued

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11 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 15 2008

This was our second PlayGround, and this one was just as good as the last. We brought more friends this time, and they're hooked too. An impressive range of talent and creativity.

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2 reviews
16 stars
attended Oct 20 2008

very mixed bag. enjoyed the play about the dogs cooped up at home watching the bird, the one about the child mix-up, every child's dream that they've been adopted thus the cause of their misery - funny.
the rest were a bit dull and obvious or...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 17 2008

Great way to see theatre on a budget! Really unique shorts that were entertaining for me and my group of friends! We all loved it and will be back!

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415 reviews
71 stars
attended Dec 16 2013

HORRIBLE. I couldn't wait for it to end. The plays were boring and unimaginative, with storylines and plots that seems to go nowhere. I thought all six shows were written by children in elementary school, not professional playwrights. This...continued

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