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Berkeley Playhouse
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
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25 stars
So many close-by eateries from which to choose!
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Tomie dePaola's "Strega Nona"
5 ratings
4.4 average rating
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6 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 26 2009

I took my three God-daughters, aged 8, 11 & 13 to the Saturday 11am show. The 8-yr-old was very engaged and enjoyed it, especially because she is involved in children's theatre and performed in a play at the Julia Morgan Theatre, where the play...continued

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4 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 04 2009

Great fun. My 3 1/2 year old granddaughter was rapt. It was great to be able to greet the actors afterwards.

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2 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 19 2009

This was such a great surprise. My son and I enjoyed it very much. The actors were really good. I liked how you could meet the actors afterwards.

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Based on the Book by Tomie dePaola

Original Lyrics by Roberta Carlson and Thomas W. Olson

Music and Additional Lyrics by Aron Accurso

Adapted for the Stage by Thomas W. Olson

It’s been another busy day for Strega Nona, everybody’s favorite do-good witch. What with all the warts, bunions and assorted other ills she has cured in her tiny Italian village, she is way too tired to tend her goat and do the chores. She needs a helper, and, when Big Anthony stumbles into town, penniless, hungry, and eager to please, she hires him on the spot. Strega Nona warns him not to mess with her magic, especially not with her magical pasta pot. But does Big Anthony pay attention? Come see what happens when Tomie dePaola’s beloved masterpiece of children’s literature bursts into life in the best Commedia dell’arte tradition.