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64 Star Starred
Live Oak Theatre
1301 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94709
510-649-5999
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65 events
44 reviews
6 stars
65 events
44 reviews
6 stars
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65 events
19 reviews
37 stars
attended May 03 2013

Didn't particularly like the play itself. The lead character was a good actor, but I hated the high pitched accents of the ladies. Saw only one act.

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7 reviews
2 stars
attended May 03 2013

A brilliant production of this Stoppard play. All of the cast are convincing in their roles and Robert Estes' intelligent direction is as admirable as it was in earlier productions of Heartbreak House and Arcadia.

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0 stars
attended Apr 27 2013

I think the actors were exceptional and spoke with deep intellect. It was different from other plays I've seen. Because of the title, I was expecting some musical dance and song along with the plot, but it was mainly about the record songs...continued

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http://www.aeofberkeley.org

Description

Rock ‘n’ Roll

Written by Tom Stoppard

Directed by Robert Estes, last seen at Actors Ensemble directing the hit production of Stoppard’s Arcadia, Rock ‘n’ Roll features a stellar cast including a number of familiar faces – Avi Jacobson as Max (Noises Off_), Thomas Arndt as Ferdinand (Curse of the Starving Class_), and Lisa Wang as Lenka (Passion Play) all make a welcome return to the Live Oak Stage. Rock ‘n’ Roll also introduces Fred Webre as Jan, Monica Cortes Viharo as Eleanor/Esme, Emmy Pierce as Esme/Alice, and Joel Jacobs as Milan.

Stage management – James Banh

Costumes – Helen Slomowitz

Set design – Bob Gudmundsson

Lighting design – Alecks Rundell

Projections – Daniela Nikolaeva

About the Ticket Supplier: Actors Ensemble of Berkeley

Actors Ensemble is the longest running theater organization in Berkeley-- going strong since 1957. All of productions are made possible through the efforts of volunteers, who provide the actors, the designers, the builders, the publicity, the behind-the-scenes production, and all the other things necessary to put on a first rate show.