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Aurora Theatre Company
2081 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94704
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36 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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Try eating at Vietnamese hole in wall restaurant on University near site of old theater, or for top notch tequila drinks and Mexican based fare, Comal around the corner.
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"The Eccentricities of a Nightingale"
40 ratings
4.2 average rating
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16 events
10 reviews
25 stars
attended May 01 2011

This was a total surprise. I was not familiar with this particular play and I so enjoyed every minute. The actors were wonderful, in particular the lead actress who plays the "nightingale." She was fantastic. And the actor who played the "boy...continued

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210 reviews
14 stars
attended Apr 05 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed this play and thought Alma was the outstanding actress, but strong cast throughout. We had not seen this Tennessee Williams play before, but the Southern eccentric characters were intriguing, the storyline was compelling,...continued

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26 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 17 2011

A wonderful, though little known, Tennessee Williams play. Poignant and arresting. All of the actors were great. We very much enjoyed it.

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Quotes & Highlights

“This is a warm, rich play full of that compassion and understanding and that simple poetry of the heart that is Mr. Williams at his shining, gentle best.”  —_The New York Times _


Written by Tennessee Williams

Directed by Tom Ross

Featuring Beth Wilmurt, Charles Dean, Marcia Pizzo and Thomas Gorrebeeck, along with Amy Crumpacker, Ryan Tasker, Leanne Borghesi and Beth Deitchman

Set shortly before World War I in Glorious Hill, Mississippi, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale is a story of irrepressible longing and rebellion.

Filled with all of the majestic themes, oversized characters, and gentle poetry that earned Williams his exalted position in American theater, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale was written in 1951 and debuted on Broadway in 1976 after being fine-tuned by Williams for 25 years; more than just a revision of his 1948 play Summer and Smoke, it became a radically different work of art.