Venue Details

88 Star Starred
Berkeley City Club
Between Ellsworth and Dana 2315 Durant Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704
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91 events
41 reviews
45 stars
Do make time to roam the halls, both first and second floors, before or after the show. This Julia Morgan building is its own work of art.
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91 events
41 reviews
45 stars
The Berkeley City Club is one of my favorite theatere venues in the Bay area. It is so intimate; all seats are good. But come a little early and enjoy a coffee or tea, while picking out your seat. YOur selection is constrained only by those seat reserved for subscribers.
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Reviews & Ratings

"The Medea Hypothesis"
4 ratings
3.5 average rating
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No name Red Velvet
130 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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54 events
28 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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Quotes & Highlights

“[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.

About the Ticket Supplier: Central Works

Central Works Theater Ensemble is committed to the collaborative development of original works for the theater. We write, develop, and produce plays. Our focal point is originality: original ideas, original conceptions, original plays. We bring theater artists together as partners in the creation and development of intellectually and emotionally demanding works, while offering the local community daring, intimate productions at affordable prices.