Berkeley Rep’s management introduced right this moment that after being closed for a yr and a half, the Tony Award-winning theatre will reopen for stay performances on Friday, October 1. The 2021-22 subscription season kicks off with a Berkeley Rep fee, Christina Anderson‘s the ripple, the wave that carried me house, directed by Miranda Haymon. This world premiere was developed as a part of the Theatre’s Floor Ground Summer time Residency Lab and explores a household’s response to racial injustice and a daughter’s reckoning along with her political inheritance.
“We’re past delighted to lastly have a date on which we are able to all return to our theatres,” says Inventive Director Johanna Pfaelzer. “I do know artists and audiences alike have been eager for this second, after we can as soon as once more collect collectively to share these deeply human tales. We’re counting the times ’til October 1!”
Berkeley Rep welcomes again playwright Charles L. Mee and director Les Waters for Wintertime, the story of a gloriously eccentric household who arrive at their summer season home within the winter woods for supposedly secret rendezvous – and shortly our bodies collide, doorways slam, dishes fly, and everybody’s excellent plans go fantastically awry. Begins November 12, 2021
Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer returns with a fascinating world premiere musical, Swept Away, that includes a e-book by Tony Award-winning stage and display screen author John Logan (Purple, Broadway’s Moulin Rouge!, Skyfall, Gladiator), and music and lyrics by “America’s largest roots band” (Rolling Stone) and a number of Grammy Award nominee The Avett Brothers. Initially scheduled for our 2019-20 season, Swept Away was essentially postponed. Berkeley Rep is thrilled that the inventive crew together with Tony Award-winning actor John Gallagher, Jr. and Tony Award nominee actor Stark Sands will all have the ability to be a part of the world premiere manufacturing. Begins January 9, 2022
Berkeley Rep presents the world premiere musical Goddess, with a e-book by award-winning playwright Jocelyn Bioh (Faculty Women; Or, The African Imply Women Play), a rating by composer Michael Thurber, and conceived by director Saheem Ali. Goddess is infused with modern romance, historical magic, and the irresistible vibes of African, jazz, and R&B music. Begins March 19, 2022
Three-time Tony Award nominee Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre & The Nice Comet of 1812) makes his Berkeley Rep debut along with his newest off-Broadway hit, Octet. Eight internet-obsessed folks meet in actual life to share their tales and wrestle their demons, utilizing nothing however a pitch pipe and the transcendent high quality of their analog, a cappella voices. Octet was commissioned and acquired its world premiere at Signature Theatre Company, the place Dave Malloy is resident playwright. Begins April 20, 2022
The summer season of 2022 revs up with Lauren Yee‘s Cambodian Rock Band. Directed by Chay Yew, this intimate rock epic about household secrets and techniques is ready towards a darkish chapter of Cambodian historical past.
Begins June 3, 2022
Rounding out the season is the West Coast premiere of Sanctuary Metropolis by Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok. Sanctuary Metropolis brings us the highly effective story of two younger DREAMers who combat to ascertain a spot for themselves in America, the one nation they know as house. Begins July 8, 2022
Managing Director Susie Medak has this to say about security: “We’ve got taken this final yr to guage all our amenities within the context of security laws and are happy to share that our theatres meet or exceed the protection requirements as decided by the CDC. We are going to proceed to observe CDC and State of California security requirements as they evolve over time.”
Along with a full seven-show season, celebrated comic and storyteller Mike Birbiglia will return to Berkeley Rep in January 2022 along with his new piece The Previous Man and The Pool, a story of life, loss of life, and his visits to a extremely chlorinated YMCA pool. Like all of Birbiglia’s exhibits, it blends absurd jokes and stunning tales for what quantities to at least one single narrative. And after sold-out engagements at Berkeley Rep two years in the past, Fran Lebowitz returns in January 2022 for six conversations showcasing her specific model of humor and Twenty first-century social commentary. These extraordinary, limited-run engagements will not be a part of Berkeley Rep’s subscription or ticket packages, however the public can buy tickets early by turning into a Rep 7-play subscriber or a Rep-Flex or Rep-Passport holder, with packages beginning as little as $68. The Birbiglia and Lebowitz exhibits will promote out, so patrons are inspired to purchase subscription or ticket packages early for precedence entry.
All Berkeley Rep subscribers obtain helpful benefits equivalent to the power to reschedule performances at no cost, reductions to Berkeley Rep’s Faculty of Theatre, and precedence entry earlier than most of the people. Rep 7-Play season ticket subscription begins as little as $196. Further subscription reductions for senior residents, pre-Okay-12 educators, and patrons below age 35 make the price of Rep 7-Play subscription as little as $122.50. Rep-Flex is $300 for All Entry Flex (any efficiency) or $240 for Weekday Flex (Tue-Fri), and Rep-Passport is $68.
the ripple, the wave that carried me house
Directed by Miranda Haymon
A co-production with Goodman Theatre
Begins Oct 1, 2021
Precedence On Sale Jul 23
Common On Sale Aug 6
On this world premiere commissioned by Berkeley Rep, playwright Christina Anderson brings us a poignant, transporting, and quietly subversive story of racial justice, political legacy, and household forgiveness. Janice’s childhood was steeped in her dad and mom’ activism as they fought for the mixing of public swimming swimming pools in Nineteen Sixties Kansas and taught scores of Black youngsters to swim. However Janice later steps away from her dad and mom’ politics and begins her personal life and household far-off – till she’s pressed into talking at a ceremony honoring her father. the ripple, the wave that carried me house is a shifting exploration of a household’s response to injustice and a daughter’s reckoning along with her political inheritance.
Begins Nov 12, 2021
Precedence On Sale Aug 20
Common On Sale Sep 1
“Wacky, elegant and amazingly buoyant” (Selection). Berkeley Rep welcomes again Charles L. Mee and Les Waters, who’ve introduced a lot delight to our audiences with Fêtes de la Nuit and Large Love. Members of a gloriously eccentric household arrive at their summer season home within the winter woods for supposedly secret rendezvous – and shortly our bodies collide, doorways slam, dishes fly, and everybody’s excellent plans go fantastically awry. With a wink to Magritte, a nod to Shakespeare, and a toast to the Greeks, this poetic and hyper-kinetic voyage by means of the human coronary heart by no means lets us overlook that love, like life, is everlasting, messy…and wondrous.
Ebook by John Logan
Music and Lyrics by The Avett Brothers
Choreography by David Neumann
Directed by Michael Mayer
Begins Jan 9, 2022
Precedence On Sale Oct 15
Common On Sale Oct 28
Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Offended Inch) blew the roof off Berkeley Rep in 2009 with Inexperienced Day’s American Fool. Now he returns with a fascinating world premiere musical, this time that includes a e-book by Tony Award-winning stage and display screen author John Logan (Purple, Broadway’s Moulin Rouge!, Skyfall, Gladiator), and music and lyrics by “America’s largest roots band” (Rolling Stone) and a number of Grammy Award nominee The Avett Brothers.
1888, off the coast of New Bedford, MA. When a violent storm sinks their whaling ship, the 4 surviving souls – a younger man seeking journey, his older brother who has sworn to guard him, a captain on the finish of an extended profession at sea, and a cosmopolitan first mate who has fallen from grace – every face a reckoning: How far will I’m going to remain alive? And may I stay with the results?
Conceived by Saheem Ali
Music and lyrics by Michael Thurber
Ebook by Jocelyn Bioh
Further materials by Mkhululi Z. Mabija
Choreographed by Darrell Grand Moultrie
Directed by Saheem Ali
Begins Mar 19, 2022
Precedence On Sale Dec 15
Common On Sale Jan 7
Berkeley Rep presents the world premiere of an exuberant new musical by award-winning playwright Jocelyn Bioh (Faculty Women; Or, The African Imply Women Play) and composer Michael Thurber, conceived by director Saheem Ali. A younger man returns house to Mombasa, Kenya to marry his fiancée and step into his household’s political dynasty. However when he visits Moto Moto – a steamy afro-jazz membership and the stomping floor of his youth – he finds himself drawn to a mysterious new singer. Impressed by the parable of Marimba, who created stunning songs from her heartbreak, Goddess is a joyful infusion of up to date romance, historical magic, and the irresistible vibes of African, jazz, and R&B music.
Begins Apr 20, 2022
Precedence On Sale Jan 26
Common On Sale Feb 9
Three-time Tony Award nominee Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre & The Nice Comet of 1812) makes his Berkeley Rep mainstage debut along with his newest award-winning off-Broadway hit. Eight internet-obsessed folks meet in actual life to share their tales and wrestle their demons, utilizing nothing however a pitch pipe and the transcendent high quality of their analog, a cappella voices. With witty lyrics, shimmering harmonies, and virtuosic solos, Octet sings of connection, redemption, hope – and the way we may be actually current with one another. “You may really feel reassured, alarmed, enlightened and actually thrilled by what you hear,” declares the New York Instances. Octet was commissioned and acquired its world premiere at Signature Theatre Company, the place Dave Malloy is resident playwright.
Cambodian Rock Band
Begins Jun 3, 2022
Precedence On Sale Mar 11
Common On Sale Mar 25
Guitars tuned. Mic checked. Get able to rock! This darkly humorous, electrical new play with music tells the story of a Khmer Rouge survivor returning to Cambodia for the primary time in 30 years, as his daughter prepares to prosecute certainly one of Cambodia’s most notorious battle criminals. Backed by a stay band enjoying modern Dengue Fever hits and traditional Cambodian oldies, this thrilling story toggles forwards and backwards in time as father and daughter face the music of the previous. Directed by Chay Yew, this intimate rock epic about household secrets and techniques is ready towards a darkish chapter of Cambodian historical past.
By Martyna Majok
West Coast premiere
Begins Jul 8, 2022
Precedence On Sale Apr 13
Common On Sale Apr 29
Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok brings us the highly effective story of two younger DREAMers who combat to ascertain a spot for themselves in America, the one nation they know as house. Poignant, well timed, and extremely theatrical, Sanctuary Metropolis illuminates the triumphs and challenges these lifelong mates face, and the way a lot they’re prepared to danger for one another after they have every little thing to lose.
Written and carried out by Mike Birbiglia
Directed by Seth Barrish
Begins Jan 4, 2022
Precedence On Sale Oct 12
Common On Sale Oct 26
On the heels of his award-winning Broadway present The New One, comic and storyteller Mike Birbiglia returns to Berkeley Rep with a story of life, loss of life, and his visits to a extremely chlorinated YMCA pool. Like all of Birbiglia’s exhibits, it blends absurd jokes and stunning tales for what quantities to at least one single story. It is a rumination on center age that celebrates life whereas making detours into pizza math, pulmonary exams, and glass jars of peanut M&M’s.
Begins Jan 21, 2022
Precedence On Sale Oct 29
Common On Sale Nov 12
Following her bingeworthy hit Netflix collection, Faux It is a Metropolis, Fran Lebowitz returns for six performances solely to Berkeley Rep the place she performed to sold-out crowds in our Roda Theatre in 2018. In a cultural panorama crammed with limitless pundits and speaking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as certainly one of our most insightful social commentators. Along with her acerbic views on every little thing from present occasions and pet peeves to politics and the media, every efficiency guarantees to be distinctive and extremely entertaining.
For the 2021-22 season, Berkeley Rep acknowledges the beneficiant help of BART and Peet’s Espresso, Berkeley Rep’s official season sponsors. Berkeley Rep can be delighted to acknowledge the help on the season sponsor stage of Bruce Golden and Michelle Mercer, Frances Hellman and Warren Breslau, Gisele and Kenneth F. Miller, and The Strauch Kulhanjian Household.