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Altarena Playhouse
Across from Lincoln Park 1409 High Street Alameda, CA 94501
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22 events
9 reviews
11 stars
No bad sitting, it's a compact theater and the stage is right there a few feet away
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3 reviews
1 stars
They had refreshments for sale beforehand.
God of Carnage
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"Bus Stop"
26 ratings
4.3 average rating
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52 events
34 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 15 2010

Delightful! Job well done - not only by the actors but the lighting crew and directing as well.

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32 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 28 2010

All of the cast were excellent. A well-blocked in-the-round production of the play. The play seemed very much of its time, but that had its charm and appeal too. Anything Altarena Playhouse presents is worth checking out.

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17 reviews
10 stars
attended Jan 22 2010

Good solid work by the actors, an excellent ensemble admirably (albeit a bit taciturn) pulling off William inge's prolific and bizarre comedic drama. If Marilyn Monroe had not made the film I doubt this play would continue to be mounted today....continued

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A play by William Inge. Directed by Michael Ryken.

Long before The Breakfast Club, there was Bus Stop. It’s winter on the Great Plains, and a snowstorm near Kansas City has stranded a group of bus passengers at a local diner. During their weather-enforced overnight layover, the diverse group of strangers develop short-lived but revealing relationships as they learn about each other—and about themselves.

About the Ticket Supplier: Altarena Playhouse

Since 1938, Altarena Playhouse has presented creative, intimate, and artistically ambitious stagings of plays, musicals and revues. The inclusive and welcoming atmosphere makes Altarena a "great place to go" for patrons and a "great place to work" for artists. From re-envisioning the classics to promoting new works, our critically acclaimed productions and our educational outreach programs foster greater appreciation and understanding of the theater arts in Alameda and throughout the Bay Area.