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Roda Theatre at Berkeley Rep
2025 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94704
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"Emotional Creature"
106 ratings
4.0 average rating
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No name Red Velvet
136 events
108 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 20 2012

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

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8 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 15 2012

Found this play to be well acted but extremely heavy handed. While I appreciated the talent of the young women, I felt like I was watching a Disney musical--only the subject matter was extremely serious and dark.

Difficult subject matter, so I...continued

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15 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 17 2012

a noble concept, having girls tell their stories about often highly emotional situations, but the play lacked a coherence: one moment we are in an affluent white american girl's living room as she approaches suicide, the next we are in china...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.”

<em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> Yoshi's Oakland <em>A Thousand Splendid Suns</em> <em>On Beckett</em> <em>Back Home Again</em>