"a must see" - J. McMullen, Examiner.com
"not to be missed!" - P. Craig, San Jose Mercury
"unusual and engaging" - K. Bullock, Berkeley Daily Planet
A world premiere play inspired by a story from Edgar Allen Poe.
Paris, on the eve of the Revolution, the most learned men in the world gather at the Royal Academy of Science. Antoine Lavoisier, esteemed director of the Academy, leads an inquiry into the latest craze sweeping through French Society. The scandalous Dr. Anton Mesmer claims he can cure any patient of any illness by "mesmerizing" them placing them in a mysterious trance-like state. Can such a claim be proven scientifically? Antoine, the "Father of Modern Chemistry," faces off against Anton, the "Wizard of Vienna," in a fiery clash of science and mysticism.
Preview, Feb 17: $20
General Admission: $25
Season Subscription: $80 for 5 plays
(buy now, decide on the rest of your dates later AND have your seats waiting for you!)
Sliding scale admission is available at the theater 30 minutes prior to performance - cash or checks only.
MESMERIC REVELATION is a Central Works Method Play developed in collaboration with Theo Black, Gary Graves, Joe Jordan, Gregory Scharpen & Jan Zvaifler.
Central Works at the Berkeley City Club (View)
2315 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|