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Berkeley Repertory Theatre

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Address: 2025 Addison street, Berkeley, CA
Phone Number: (510) 647-2949
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You've gotta see "Head of Passes"

Currently playing at the Berkeley Rep is an excellent play "Head of Passes." This drama of family conflict and the strength/weaknesses of the mother's faith will get you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Palo Alto, CA
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Palo Alto, CA
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113 reviews 113 reviews
26 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Currently playing at the Berkeley Rep is an excellent play "Head of Passes." This drama of family conflict and the strength/weaknesses of the mother's faith will get you reflecting on your own faith, life, purpose, and decisions. Cheryl Lynn Bruce gives an unforgettable performance as Shelah. The Thrust Stage is a smallish theater that guarantees an excellent seat for almost... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Well distributed comfortable seating and good acoustics. Conveniently located on a level street very near public transportation (AC Transit stops and BART subway trains.)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is the theatre that dares. It is a rare gem. Artistically, one of the finest repertory theatres in the country. If you are looking for a theatre that gives weighty attention to all aspects of a production, this is the one.

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San Francisco, California
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35 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We came, with our San Francisco neighbors, to see the play, "X's and O's, a love story," and were blown away by the experience... The theatre is very well designed, and comfortable, and production values were incredible... We arrived quite early, and enjoyed the very well appointed bar area in the theatre... The acoustics inside the house were astounding, the... More 

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Berkeley, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I love going to Berkeley Rep as the theater is small and the seats are angled so you always have a good view. The actors see really close even if you're in one of the back rows!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We happened upon this lovely theater during our Holiday 2014 visit to Berkeley - what a treat! It was walking distance from our Hotel on Shattuck - and a few short blocks from the BART. As a NY Broadway 'regular' I can honestly say this performance was absolutely wonderful!!!

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Eagle River, Alaska
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

FIrst visit to the rep, and loved everything from the building itself, to the intimate feeling close to the performer. The theatre provides hearing assist devices for those who need them (excellent!) but for those of us with normal hearing abilities, the acoustics were great. We sat mid theatre about 12 rows form the stage and heard every word. Kathleen... More 

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San Ramon, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We've been to the Berkeley Rep several times over the past five years. We saw American Idiot, Ruined and, most recently, Kathleen Turner in Red Hot Patriot. The Berkeley Rep does a lovely job with their shows. Their choices are current, thought-provoking and well-produced. The theater is comfortable and intimate (we've sat in the orchestra and one of the private... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
33 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I am a long time season subscriber to Berkeley Rep and a big fan. It produces plays that are sometimes cutting edge, sometimes favorites, and sometimes nice tries that fail. But it is a highly professional theater company that keeps trying to do new, innovative, and well done theater. There have sometimes one and sometimes two plays going at a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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169 reviews 169 reviews
30 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I know we're in the minority here, criticizing the highly acclaimed Berkeley Rep, but that's just how it is. We saw "The Glass Menagerie" featuring Rita Moreno, and it was played as a comedy! I went with a friend to see a period comedy and it was so bad and so long that we left at intermission. We're from Chicago,... More 

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