Venue Details

6 Star Starred
La Val's Subterranean Theatre
1834 Euclid Ave Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 843-5617
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Member Tips

dress

Casual
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travel

Parking is a breeze
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Parking is free
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dining

Food and drinks for purchase
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Goldstar Member
The weather was cool, a typical September Berkeley evening.. I wore jeans, a suede jacket and boots. Totally casual..
dress Sep 16 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Parking is easy nearby and free after 6 PM.
travel Sep 16 2013 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
La Val's pizza (the venue) has been around forever. It's a typical college town pizza joint. Food smelled great and was reasonably priced. Wish I had waited and had dinner there.
dining Sep 16 2013 star this tip starred
Bob Fearman
Pizza and beer upstairs that you can bring down to the show!
dining Sep 16 2013 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

11 ratings
4.6 average rating
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593 events
340 reviews
42 stars
attended Sep 13 2013

This was well done and pretty evenly acted by all four cast members. There is some humor but a lot of heavy subject matter as well. You felt like you were in their room... continued

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
52 events
19 reviews
94 stars
attended Sep 06 2013

Impact Theatre does it again with this atypical but well-acted and choreographed play! The energy and vibe of the place is welcoming and unpretentious, and then they wow... continued

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14 reviews
10 stars
attended Sep 05 2013

I love the play. The actresses were amazing,especially on their first night! Great story line and very funny.

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Website

http://impacttheatre.com/season/index.php

Quotes & Highlights

“Monica Byrne … has masterfully drawn a smart, funny, air-tight play and, from the first lines, we feel we are in the safe hands of an exceptionally talented writer.” —NYTheatre.com-
“Clever, provocative… Director Tracy Ward stages it with a cagey, forceful momentum that draws us in and seamlessly incorporates Erika Chong Shuch’s sensuously explosive choreography… plentiful delight in the performances… an engaging ride.” -San Francisco Chronicle
“Thrilling… one of Impact’s most dramatically satisfying productions yet… Bega, Edber, Pollack and especially Stebbins give powerful performances that only grow in intensity.” -Theater Dogs
“Despite its small size, Impact Theatre always stages impressive performances. In the comfort and intimacy of this one-of-a-kind venue and under the creative direction of Tracy Ward, the story sparks to life not only on the stage but also through the entirety of the theater… Bega, Edber, Pollack and Stebbins work together fantastically.” --Daily Cal

Description

Written by Monica Byrne 

Directed by Tracy Ward 

Choreographed by Erika Chong Shuch

Featuring:

 Arisa Bega

 Abby Edber

 Carlye Pollack

 Elissa Beth Stebbins 

About the Ticket Supplier: Impact Theatre

Since 1996 Impact Theatre has spoken to a new generation of theatregoers and enthusiasts alike who want to see something fresh and bold on stage. Impact's audience ranges from students to professionals to seniors, all of whom share a taste for exciting, unpretentious theatre that doesn't conform to stale assumptions of what constitutes high culture.

Impact's primary mission is to directly contribute to the future of American theatre through focusing on new plays by emerging playwrights. Impact has produced 17 full-length world premieres, including 12 by local playwrights, as well as dozens of world-premiere ten-minute plays by burgeoning writers nationwide in the Impact Briefs series. Impact also prides itself on its fast-paced, vital, contemporary spins on classic drama.

Impact shows compel, provoke, and inspire, at prices everyone can afford. And nowhere else in the Bay Area can you eat pizza and drink beer while you're watching a play. The Daily Californian included three Impact shows in its list "Top Ten Plays of 2006."