1570803368 monday night playground tickets
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Austin Nation
Review from Austin Nation
Red Velvet 841 events 719 reviews

HORRIBLE. I couldn't wait for it to end. The plays were boring and unimaginative, with storylines and plots that seems to go nowhere. I thought all six shows were written by children in elementary school, not professional playwrights. This...continued

reviewed Dec 16 2013 report as inappropriate
Rodney Anderson
Review from Rodney Anderson
Red Velvet 454 events 335 reviews

A couple pieces were good.

reviewed Dec 19 2011 report as inappropriate
Rodney Anderson
Review from Rodney Anderson
Red Velvet 454 events 335 reviews

All six segments showed promise.

reviewed Feb 20 2012 report as inappropriate
Rodney Anderson
Review from Rodney Anderson
Red Velvet 454 events 335 reviews

Enjoyed the show. Lots of tatent out there. It'll be interesting on what the playwrights come up with using these bits.

On a side note, the organization of the show was not very good. One door to the theatre was not opened until 7:55 for an...continued

reviewed Jan 24 2011 report as inappropriate
Rodney Anderson
Review from Rodney Anderson
Red Velvet 454 events 335 reviews

Four of the six playettes were really fun and it would be interesting to see where they go from here. Lots of potential.

reviewed Jan 16 2012 report as inappropriate
Rodney Anderson
Review from Rodney Anderson
Red Velvet 454 events 335 reviews

I enjoyed all seven segments. Can't wait to see the full play of the first scene. I enjoyed the others but, either the third or fourth segment just ran too long with not much happening. I wanted it to move on.

reviewed Feb 21 2011 report as inappropriate
Rodney Anderson
Review from Rodney Anderson
Red Velvet 454 events 335 reviews

Really enjoyed a couple of the segments. A couple went too long as well. It's also nice to see some established actors participating.

reviewed Nov 21 2011 report as inappropriate
Rhonda Shrader
Review from Rhonda Shrader
Red Velvet 200 events 139 reviews

Superb plays, great variety and always a pleasure watching my fave Bay Area actors at their craft.

reviewed Jan 26 2015 report as inappropriate
Rhonda Shrader
Review from Rhonda Shrader
Red Velvet 200 events 139 reviews

Think of Playground as American Idol for local playwrights.

Each has a different theme and feel--some are staged readings and others are more involved, such as Monday’s evening of 7 musical shorts.

All pieces are under construction, so...continued

reviewed Jan 24 2011 report as inappropriate
the reflective viewer
Review from the reflective viewer
Red Velvet 109 events 103 reviews

A bit messed up today at arrival. They were using the Mark Taper, a quite ugly theater in design and had a long line and delays. The plays tilted toward narrative instead of humor or drama, pleasant enough like well done skits but most only...continued

reviewed Feb 17 2014 report as inappropriate
the reflective viewer
Review from the reflective viewer
Red Velvet 109 events 103 reviews

If Berkeley is convenient this is a very good idea for a Monday in winter.
My second time and this time the plays, or more correctly skits, were funnier and more consistent. Topic : CA Living. Lots of cliches and old verities but also insights...continued

reviewed Jan 13 2014 report as inappropriate
the reflective viewer
Review from the reflective viewer
Red Velvet 109 events 103 reviews

Maybe it was the Shakespeare 7 stages of life theme or just the climate but this was by far the best playground...home run after home run. I favored slightly the first close reading of Jaques speech by the jock and his adviser but it was a close...continued

reviewed Mar 17 2014 report as inappropriate
the reflective viewer
Review from the reflective viewer
Red Velvet 109 events 103 reviews

You see six mini-plays written in less than a week presented by skilled actors. It appears to have a devoted following. It is unlikely you will see deep impact works. This night 5 were comic and 1 serious. Some were obvious and at least one quite...continued

reviewed Dec 16 2013 report as inappropriate
har_lin
Review from har_lin
Red Velvet 204 events 36 reviews

All 6 plays are well written, acted, and with substance. The subject matter generates a lot of opportunities for writers who are all proven and experienced. So the evening was truly enjoyable and moving.

reviewed Sep 21 2015 report as inappropriate
har_lin
Review from har_lin
Red Velvet 204 events 36 reviews

Its a totally new theater experience. You can't help but to get this strong and warm feeling that we are witnessing a new era of creativity and Berkeley Rep is leading the charge.

reviewed Nov 18 2013 report as inappropriate
JonnyG.
Review from JonnyG.
Red Velvet 558 events 36 reviews

This is great fun, very hit or miss (as well it should be...new plays are always gonna be all over the place), fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants energy, affordable tickets (even without Goldstar), creative atmosphere...I'm impressed with this group's...continued

reviewed Oct 18 2010 report as inappropriate
har_lin
Review from har_lin
Red Velvet 204 events 36 reviews

Toally enjoyable creative experience with talented playwrights and actors. Amazing energy. More importantly, you can see it is much more than just a show, it is a place where new writers are cultivated and Berkeley Rep is providing opportunities...continued

reviewed Dec 16 2013 report as inappropriate
Sandy
Review from Sandy
Red Velvet 84 events 35 reviews

I'm a regular attendee of Playground; it's always fun and inspiring. The monthly group of plays vary in quality. Sometimes you get 6 outstanding plays, sometimes not. Last night's Holiday Extravaganza included six ten-minute plays that were...continued

reviewed Dec 15 2014 report as inappropriate
Sandy
Review from Sandy
Red Velvet 84 events 35 reviews

Not every monthly Monday night presentation of the half dozen ten minute plays is great, but this one -- 2013 season's musical -- was absolutely wonderful. Every one of the 6 plays was great. I laughed, I cried. When it's good, it's amazing to...continued

reviewed Nov 18 2013 report as inappropriate
Sandy
Review from Sandy
Red Velvet 84 events 35 reviews

One of the best Playground nights! Each six plays was good, some great! STEM night this time was on artificial intelligence; the plays ranged from a SIRI who knows you think your husband's having an affair (Patricia Cotter) to a time when robots...continued

reviewed Feb 15 2016 report as inappropriate
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