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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Member Tips

farmerjohn
Come as you like
info Oct 21 2011 star this tip starred
farmerjohn
Come by bus or BART
info Oct 21 2011 star this tip starred
farmerjohn
Lots of good food in the neighborhood
info Oct 21 2011 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Parking is very difficult on weekend evenings
info Oct 24 2011 star this tip starred
Randy Vogel
The Marsh is really easy to get to from Downtown Berkeley BART
info Nov 04 2011 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

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234 events
59 reviews
63 stars
attended Oct 21 2011

Very deep and moving! Musical accompaniment is solo piano, so those expecting the whole Eyeball Creww may be disappointed, but all the striking harmonies and angular impressions are there. Highly recommended.

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24 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 19 2011

Really depressing. The loud off key singing grated on my nerves. We left at the intermission.

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11 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 04 2011

This was a real stinker. It's also extremely misleading. Look at what the name of this performance is. "The Residents' Sam's Enchanted Evening". It WAS NOT The Residents'... continued

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Website

http://www.themarsh.org/the_residents.html

Quotes & Highlights

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Description

Laboring behind a walker, an older man painstakingly moves out onto center stage.With self-effacing humor and a tone alternating between bitter and apologetic, Sam The Stranger reveals the raw residue of lost love, lost privilege and lost opportunity.

The impossible-to-pin-down Residents present yet another facet to their long career as innovators in pop music, performance art, video, and new media: a stage play. Originally conceived (and still ultimately intended) for 40-piece orchestra, this workshop production features just the Residents’ singer Randy, accompanied by long-time Marsh stalwart Joshua Raoul Brody, relating in story and song the life of Randy’s childhood friend, Sam. This will be a rare opportunity to see a Residents production up-close, intimate, and stripped to the barest of production elements: the first all-acoustic Residents show.