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Berkeley City Club
Between Ellsworth and Dana 2315 Durant Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704
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47 events
2 reviews
3 stars
The chairs are folding chairs with minimum padding on the seat. If you have back problems, bring a cushion or support.
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47 events
2 reviews
3 stars
If you've never been to the Berkeley City Club, take the tour offered at intermission -- the building is amazing.
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"The Medea Hypothesis"
4 ratings
3.5 average rating
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No name Red Velvet
132 events
105 reviews
4 stars
attended May 24 2013

Marian Berges respects her audience and has created an adult piece of theatre. Jan Zvaifler gives a strong nuanced performance and holds the piece together. Joe Estlack plays five characters and is a joy to watch (only the "Dad" character is...continued

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55 events
29 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 08 2013

This company always surprises and gratifies with its orginial, thought-provoking scripts, high standards of acting, and ingenious production that overcomes the challenges of a tiny performing space. This script has its problems, especially one...continued

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“[This] provocative Central Works world premiere [is] engrossing … It’s in Em’s inner struggles with being a daughter and having one, rather than that disposable (and unseen) husband, that Berges’ Medea can be riveting.” -San Francisco Chronicle
“A remarkably accomplished playwriting debut by Marian Berges … [The Medea Hypothesis] is full of theatrical magic and excitement and genuine emotion, and achieves a true cathartic effect.” -examiner.com
Read about the original Medea by Euripides
Read about “The Medea Hypothesis” posited by paleontologist Peter Ward.