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Aurora Theatre Company
2081 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94704
510-843-4822
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 40 members
Review from abbaguy
16 events 10 reviews

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

reviewed May 01 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Renee S.
Red Velvet 250 events 235 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 05 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from robert morgan
131 events 30 reviews

This was a wonderful evening of a rarely performed Williams play..superbly acted and directed by Bob Ross...once again shows that Aurora is one of the best little(or big) theatres in the Bay Area...kudos to all....do not miss as it closes this week.

reviewed May 03 2011 report as inappropriate
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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 _

Description

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.

<em>Eclipsed</em> <em>Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin</em> Yoshi's Oakland Balé Folclórico da Bahia <em>Betroffenheit</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em>