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Berkeley City Club
Between Ellsworth and Dana 2315 Durant Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704
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225 events
214 reviews
15 stars
Bring seat cushions for the hard wooden chairs. Bring seat cushions for the hard wooden chairs
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"Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight"
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4.7 average rating
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No name Red Velvet
129 events
103 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 29 2012

Danielle Levin is triumphant as the lead character of Emilie. A less talented actor would have come off as overwrought or strident but Levin hits all of the right notes. The concept of the show is both interesting and well executed. The conceit...

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18 reviews
28 stars
attended Jul 01 2012

Delightful play, well performed

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Quotes & Highlights

“Robert Parsons’ smitten, vain and at times devious Voltaire echoes the eroticism of intellect, Blythe Foster doing lovely work as Emilie’s occasional stand-in and as Voltaire’s lover-niece … Colin Thomson is poignantly comic as Emilie’s indulgent husband …Tyler McKenna is a sweetly infatuated last lover, and Marie Shell is aptly disapproving as her mother and other ladies.”  —Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle


Written by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Chloe Bronzan

Featuring: Blythe Foster, Danielle Levin, Tyler McKenna, Robert Parsons, Marie Shell and Colin Thomson.

About the Ticket Supplier: Symmetry Theatre Company

Symmetry's mission is to create professionally produced theatre that will excite, stimulate and challenge their audiences. The plays they choose may never have more male than female roles and in any given show there may never be more male than female Equity contracts. In addition they will choose plays that acknowledge that women's stories are as important as men's and in so doing we will hope to educate the public and the theatre community at large to the need for more balance on the boards.