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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 191 members
Review from TheaterLuvrSF
Red Velvet 262 events 180 reviews

First time seeing Don Reed, he is certainly very talented. Most of the material was funny/touching. The performance was a bit slow towards the end of the first act, but things picked up nicely in the second act. Recommended.

reviewed Apr 29 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Barry R.
Red Velvet 131 events 89 reviews

Good, and he was funny and did multiple other characters as always, but not as good as East 14th which was stunning!

reviewed Jan 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from JonnyG.
Red Velvet 477 events 36 reviews

I first saw Don Reed during the LA run of his first solo show...I was duly impressed.
This production continues with the same mix of charm, comedy, and insight.
Don Reed is a warm, very likeable, genuine performer, versatile and talented...I...continued

reviewed Jan 28 2012 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

Read Goldstar https://www.goldstar.com/events/berkeley-ca/don-reeds-east-14th-tales-of-a-reluctant-player.html?reviews=all#reviews reviews of Reed’s prior solo show,_ East 14th._
Don Reed won Best Onstage Impression in the 2012 SF Weekly Best of Awards http://www.sfweekly.com/bestof/2012/award/best-onstage-impression-3067072/.

Description

Don Reed is the writer/director/playwright of one of the longest running solo shows in the Bay Area – his highly successful East 14th – which chronicles his hilarious and moving escape from a deeply religious upbringing to join his real father… whom he didn’t know was a pimp in the ‘70s. His new show, The Kipling Hotel, picks up where his ‘70s tome left off. 

Don has performed, written and directed for film, television and theatre. His work on an HBO special of up-and-coming comedians years ago caught the attention of the right people and led to many recurring and guest starring roles on television. Don has performed all over the country and opened for Tony Award winner Tommy Tune. You may have heard his voice on: Spiderman, The Flintstones, ER, Frasier, Friends, Scrubs, Will & Grace, Law & Order and SNL. He has written promos for The Golden Globes, The Academy Awards and the Olympics. Additionally, he has written and developed screenplays for Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule and Maverick Filmworks. Don is also the opening act/warm up comedian for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and just closed a deal for a new FOX television comedy.

The show runs 110 minutes, with one intermission, and is recommended for those ages 17 and older. No infants will be admitted.

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