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Aurora Theatre Company
2081 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94704
510-843-4822
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LP
94 events
41 reviews
45 stars
Arrive promptly. Late comers are escorted to the business office, given a chair and then view a monitor until entering at intermission. I learned this the hard way!
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LP
94 events
41 reviews
45 stars
If you plan to dine before the play, be sure to reserve. The nearby restaurants, Gecko Gecko, Bella Osteria, Revitalization Bar fill up weeks in advance.
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"A Delicate Balance"
74 ratings
4.6 average rating
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No name Red Velvet
132 events
106 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

"A Delicate Balance" is a wonderfully written play where nothing happens but everything happens.

Jamie Jones as "Claire" steals the show even before she brings out the accordion. She channels all the best of Stockard Channing and adds a...continued

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Derek A.
473 events
33 reviews
57 stars
attended Sep 11 2011

Don't miss it. This is not a comedy of manners, it's an exploration of despair and courage in the face of existential bleakness. If you can stand that, don't miss this superb production of Albee's great play.

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83 events
23 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 04 2011

It's hard to believe that this play is 45 years old, because it's as fresh as paint. The witty and often brilliant dialog doesn't quite mask that, at its heart, the play asks some stark and fundamental questions: what have we done with our lives?...continued

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Aurora Theatre Company proudly opens its 20th anniversary season with renowned American playwright Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning brutal comedy of manners A Delicate Balance. Aurora Theatre Company Artistic Director Tom Ross helms a remarkable cast for A Delicate Balance, including Aurora co-founder Ken Grantham and the company’s first leading lady (Candida), Kimberly King. Jamie Jones makes her Aurora Theatre Company debut and Bay Area favorites Anne Darragh, Charles Dean and Carrie Paff return to the Aurora stage, rounding out this spectacular ensemble.