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Aurora Theatre Company
2081 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94704
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96 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!
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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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"The Devil's Disciple"
37 ratings
4.5 average rating
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57 events
8 reviews
12 stars
attended Nov 09 2008

Three friends and I attended and all enjoyed it very much. Good balanced acting company and good production values. While Shaw can occasionally get dense, this was a delightful, comic, dramatic exploration of the morality and idiocy of war....continued

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15 reviews
10 stars
attended Nov 21 2008

We arrived at Aurora 5 minutes late after the curtain call on Friday and there was no late sitting. However, the house manager told us to come back other days so we did it on Sunday.

Aurora Theatre is a rising star in Bay Area theater scene....continued

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 29 2008

George Bernard Shaw - always a pleasure!
A long time Berkeley Rep patron this was my first time visiting their neighbor, the Aurora.
The open theatre, with no actual stage and audience on three sides, is a little problematic - everyone misses...continued

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Set in a New England village during the Revolutionary War, the scandalous Richard Dudgeon, a self-proclaimed devil’s disciple, finds himself mistaken for the local reverend…and arrested by the British army as a rebel. Dudgeon goes along with them and pretends to be the wanted man. Was it for love, country, or duty, or did the devil make him do it? Brimming with Shaw’s trademark humor and paradoxes, _The Devil’s Disciple _brings Shavian wit and “swashbuckling action” to America (it is his only play set in the U.S.).

Aurora Theatre Company founding Artistic Director Barbara Oliver, who directed the company’s productions of Shaw’s The Man of Destiny, The Philanderer, Saint Joan, and others, brings her Shavian expertise to this classic comedy.