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Aurora Theatre Company
2081 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94704
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95 events
41 reviews
46 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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95 events
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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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"Our Practical Heaven"
28 ratings
3.4 average rating
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46 events
15 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 29 2013

small theater but VERY well done ! touching and tender story.

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29 events
13 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 29 2013

Very entertaining, and engaging play. All female cast was strong. Writing was tight. I recommend.

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8 reviews
50 stars
attended Feb 03 2013

sweet original play by local playwrite Anthony Clarvoe. He really understands women's relationships, mother-daughter, sibs, girlfriends. The messages and meanings are subtle - it isn't a show that hits hard, but more of a gentle portrayal of...continued

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Six women, three generations, one family. Over multiple holidays, a family gathers in a home none of them expects to long survive the rising sea. They do chores, text each other, and dance. They watch the birds and watch each other, while struggling for loyalty, legacy, and turf. By the end, everything has shifted and a new generation is in charge, but of what? Our Practical Heaven, the third Aurora mainstage production to develop from our annual Global Age Project, addresses the changing tides of communication, gender roles, and society in a place where even the notions of home and family remain fluid.