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Roda Theatre at Berkeley Rep
2025 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94704
510-647-2949
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 106 members
Review from Hllywd
Red Velvet 866 events 436 reviews

I was very disappointed in this production. Just because there is a superstar name attached, does not make this a superstar production. It felt highly disjointed - just short stories (monologues) told that did not really connect. The songs were...continued

reviewed Jun 19 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from No name
Red Velvet 139 events 110 reviews

An extremely strong ensemble cast is trapped in a very vapid "play". Joaquina Kalukango was luminous and deserves her own one woman show. Molly Carden was a very successful chameleon. Sade Namei was also strong when she didn't slip into the...continued

reviewed Jun 20 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from JUNE I
Red Velvet 76 events 50 reviews

If you know other productions by Eve Ensler you will know that she creates productions about women and women's issues in society and politics. This production was very true to form but directed to the younger audience who is dealing with issues...continued

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_Running time is 90 minutes, with no intermission. _

Eve Ensler is a Tony Award-winning playwright, performer and activist. She is the author of The Vagina Monologues, which has been translated into 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries, including sold-out runs off Broadway and on London’s West End. Her experience performing that show inspired her to create V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Her other work includes plays such as The Good Body and Here, the memoir Insecure at Last and the novel I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, which became a New York Times bestseller in 2010.

Emotional Creature is about being a girl in the world in 2011 and about discovering the girl in each of us,” Ensler said in a statement. “It is about changing the verb from “please” to “create” or “defy” or “resist” or “imagine.” It is about traveling and dancing and refusing. It is about telling secrets and breaking taboos and building a posse. Where else would we begin this in America than Berkeley, in what other theatre than Berkeley Rep, which has a gorgeous history of pushing the edge, engaging in social issues, and conjuring community.”

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