Venue Details

113 Star Starred
Altarena Playhouse
Across from Lincoln Park 1409 High Street Alameda, CA 94501
510-523-1553
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6 events
2 reviews
3 stars
We brought a picnic, parked across the street from the theatre and had a lovely picnic in Lincoln Park's lovely rose garden.
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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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Reviews & Ratings

"Of Mice and Men"
15 ratings
4.7 average rating
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808 events
413 reviews
370 stars
attended Jan 23 2011

Very well done production. The lead actors were excellent. There were a few actors that could have been better. The first act was somewhat slow and a bit long. The second act was just right. The set was very well crafted for a small space. I...continued

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12 events
8 reviews
18 stars
attended Jan 22 2011

Acting was very well done and the small size of the venue makes the audience really feel involved with the story line. Both the Lenny and George characters were great - well played. A very enjoyable evening out - Go if you can make it.

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23 events
2 reviews
15 stars
attended Jan 22 2011

1st time at this neighborhood theater. I'll be back!

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Learn more about the "works ":http://www.johnsteinbeck.com/index.phpof author John Steinbeck.

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American writer John Steinbeck won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Nobel Prize for combining “sympathetic humor and keen social perception.”

Longtime friends Lennie and George cling to each other as they’re driven from job to job by simple-minded Lennie’s inability to fit society’s norms.  George needs Lennie’s friendship as much as Lennie needs George to look out for him – “a guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody.”  

But just as their humble dreams seem to float within reach, “the best laid schemes o’mice an’ men” begin to go hopelessly awry.