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Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning masterpiece finally arrives at Berkeley Rep in its entirety — directed by artistic director Tony Taccone in his 20th anniversary season! First staged 26 years ago and originally commissioned by the Eureka Theatre in San Francisco while Taccone was artistic director there, this fierce and astounding two-part drama is at once an epic exploration of American politics, gay identity, and mythology as well as a personal story of love and loyalty. In today's sociopolitical climate, Kushner's universal message of compassion and inclusion makes Angels in America as timely as ever.
Note: Tickets to performances of Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika are available separately as well as together in "Marathon Day" packages.
Did Springsteen help bring down the Wall? His 1988 concert in East Berlin is the centerpiece of this tense, fascinating drama which follows Anne, an American music producer caught up in the politics of intimidation at the height of the Cold War.
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins explores the most universal of truths: You can't take it with you, but everybody tries. When Everybody faces imminent death, which companion — Beauty, Friendship, Stuff, or Love — will make it to the final destination? The core company of actors — whose roles are randomly determined each night by lottery — let fate decide the journey as they play out this new riff on an ancient morality tale with surprising grace, humor, and heart.
When a college basketball team from San Francisco is invited to China for an exhibition game in 1989, a smack-talking American coach prepares to take on his protégé — now grown and bent on crushing the Westerners. But after a public high school star from Chinatown joins the American team, the newbie's actions in Beijing become the accidental focus of attention, escalating the fractured history between the coaches. Funny, urgent, and contemporary, this slam dunk of a sports drama from award-winning Bay Area playwright Lauren Yee explores cultural identity, global politics, and the collision of cultures and generations. Soaring through time and leaping across continents from the hardball courts of San Francisco's Chinatown to a Beijing on the brink of revolution, The Great Leap builds tension right up to the buzzer.
Harlem, 1926. The city overflows with Jazz. Folk move with musicality, and speak rhythms, and in the heart of it all is Violet — a middle-aged woman set on revenge. Her husband's affair with a beautiful young woman sets off a series of violent events and unforgivable acts. Adapted from Toni Morisson's stunning novel and musically underscored by Bay-Area jazz musician Marcus Shelby, Jazz is a theatrical composition. Peeling back layered accounts and alternating perspectives expose ultimately sympathetic characters, who — like the growing New York neighborhood and the winding woods of their youth — reveal their own rhythms.
This smash-hit political thriller tells the true and widely unknown story of how Norwegian diplomat Mona Juul and her husband, social scientist Terje Rød-Larsen, planned and orchestrated top secret meetings between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, culminating in the historic 1993 Oslo Accords. Through back-channel talks, unlikely friendships, and quiet heroics, common ground between the Israeli and Palestinian envoys is carefully unearthed. J.T. Rogers's Oslo is a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas; a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions.
The creator of TheatreWorks's hits Daddy Long Legs and Emma returns with an unforgettable musical of the Jane Austen classic, told with a bold contemporary edge. In a romantic comedy for the ages, a liberated Lizzie Bennet and disdainful Mr. Darcy discover the irresistible power of love.
Richard III explores the Machiavellian rise of power of one of Shakespeare's most fascinating and complex anti-heroes. King Edward sits on the throne ending the decades-long War of the Roses, but his youngest brother Richard has his eyes on the crown. Fueled by an entitled lust for power and villainous panache, Richard's path to glory is marked by seduction, murder, and betrayal. His darkly comedic ambition is no match for friends, family, or enemies as he careens his way to the top. Starring AASC artistic director L. Peter Callender as the unapologetic king you love to hate, this exploration in masterful manipulation is one of Shakespeare's most profound commentaries on power, family, and the right to rule.
Behind a secret door near the intersection of North Beach and Chinatown lies a dimly lit subterranean realm teeming with colorful characters and overlapping storylines. This is The Speakeasy, an interactive theatrical experience that will transport you to a 1920s San Francisco watering hole full of bootleggers, bouncers, war veterans, and barflies. As you wander throughout the multi-room environment, sipping cocktails, playing casino games, or simply observing, you'll stumble across all manner of conversations and interactions as a complex narrative web unfolds.
American Conservatory Theater kicks off its 2018-19 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Sweat. In Reading, Pennsylvania — the blue-collar heart of America's steel industry — a tight-knit group of factory workers has gathered in the local bar for generations to share laughs, hopes, and cold beers. But as recession looms and a union lockout turns the assembly line into a picket line, lifelong friends find themselves pitted against each other in the struggle to survive. Inspired by the stories of Rust Belt workers, multi-Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined) unites heart and humor to forge a searing drama about the grit, drive, and resilience of our conflicted American dreams.
The space race is on with astronauts circling the heavens. A world record-holding pilot stands ready to join them and alter the course of history, if only America will let her. The incredible true story of a woman, Jerrie Cobb, who dreamt of stars.
A Thousand Splendid Suns — the stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's international best-selling novel of the same name — returns to the Geary Theater. Set amid the war-torn streets of modern-day Kabul, A Thousand Splendid Suns is the epic story of three generations of Afghan women bound together by marriage, family, and a secret past. Strong-willed Laila, unmarried and pregnant, is forced to marry her older neighbor when her family and home are torn apart. In her new home, she forges an extraordinary and unlikely friendship with Mariam, her husband's first wife, and together the two women find the hope and strength to raise a new generation. Adapted for the theater by acclaimed Irish-Indian playwright Ursula Rani Sarma, this stunning production reunites many of the original cast members and, once again, features live music from renowned composer and saw player David Coulter.
From acclaimed playwright Kate Hamill comes a rollicking stage adaptation of William Thackeray's classic 19th-century novel, popping with 21st-century spirit. Ambitious Becky Sharp may not have been born with wealth or status, but she's determined to attain both — at any cost. Armed with fierce wit and calculating charm, Becky forges her own path through London's high society, dealing herself into a game she was never invited to play. Displaying the celebrated audacity and verve that she brought to her adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, Hamill conjures an inventive and lively period drama featuring one of literature's original "nasty women."
Political unrest and power grabs combine to create one of Shakespeare's most monstrous monarchs, who threatens the country with tyranny. When weak leadership and civil strife run rampant, what are the consequences? Who will take the throne? A fast-paced, far-ranging, vividly theatrical depiction of two powerful families — the Houses of Lancaster and York — and their decades-long fight for the English throne, The War of the Roses integrates Henry VI and Richard III.