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Berkeley City Club
Between Ellsworth and Dana 2315 Durant Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704
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47 events
2 reviews
4 stars
The chairs are folding chairs with minimum padding on the seat. If you have back problems, bring a cushion or support.
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47 events
2 reviews
4 stars
If you've never been to the Berkeley City Club, take the tour offered at intermission -- the building is amazing.
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Reviews & Ratings

"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
130 events
105 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...continued

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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.