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Aurora Theatre Company
2081 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94704
510-843-4822
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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!
The Heir Apparent
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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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Reviews & Ratings

"John Gabriel Borkman"
16 ratings
4.1 average rating
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798 events
411 reviews
324 stars
attended Apr 14 2010

I was disappointed with this slow moving production. No fault of the actors as most of them are top notch as I have seen most of them in other productions. One actor did fall short for me as if lines were rote and just being stated not acted. ...continued

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131 events
89 reviews
17 stars
attended Apr 11 2010

Very well acted and directed. Last big speech a bit hard to fathom but the close was lovely.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Apr 23 2010

Good as it get's for Ibsen. Maybe anything written east of
London (Chekhov, Ibsen) has a sensibility that doesn't translate
to American audiences.

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Description

Home now, after serving time in prison for embezzlement, Borkman has spent the last eight years pacing alone and making plans for a comeback. Meanwhile, his estranged wife and her twin sister vie for the loyalty of the prized son.

Directed by former Artistic Director Barbara Oliver and featuring James Carpenter (The Master Builder) and Karen Grassle (Caroline “Ma” Ingalls from TV’s popular series Little House on the Prairie).