Venue Details

202 Star Starred
The Marsh Berkeley
Between Shattuck and Oxford 2120 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704
415-641-0235
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 3 members
Review from Joel Jacobs
13 events 6 reviews

An entertaining show. Randy is likeable, and has an interesting story to tell. Unfortunately, the show does not develop the characters, or convey the interior side of his experience, enough to make a good show great. There could have been so...continued

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“Shocking, sad, touching, and surprisingly funny. A must-see.”  —Monday Magazine (British Columbia)
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Description

Written and Performed by Randy Rutherford

What do you do when a wall of silence comes between you and your dreams? As a budding folk musician in 1970s Alaska, Randy had it all – an adoring girlfriend, a shiny new convertible, and a great gig playing guitar and singing at Anchorage’s Fancy Moose Saloon. Then congenital hearing loss sucked the sound from his world… forever.

What do you do when a wall of silence comes between you and your dreams? Sure, it might have been easier to just drop the guitar and stay cocooned in a tiny trailer, watch TV and eat chocolate Ho Ho’s for the rest of his life, but thanks to the miracle of digital hearing aids and a lifetime of devoted finger-picking, Rutherford (who has won Best of Fringe on the North American Fringe Festival circuit no less than twenty-one times) has been able to overcome the cruel trick fate played on him to become an award-winning theatre artist. Filled with imagery, honesty, humor and song, Singing at the Edge of the World is an inspiring tale of one man’s ability to overcome adversity.

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