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Berkeley City Club
Between Ellsworth and Dana 2315 Durant Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704
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"The Medea Hypothesis"
4 ratings
3.5 average rating
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830 events
424 reviews
456 stars
attended May 24 2013

Central Works always puts on unique plays. This one really did not thrill me. It was odd, choppy, and a bit hard to follow at times. I overheard people talking after that they really did not know what was going on. I did enjoy the actor who...continued

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56 events
29 reviews
8 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.

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