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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.
Jessica Hagedorn's The Gangster of Love focuses on the author's own story of immigration from Manila and is based on her book of the same name. In The Gangster of Love, Raquel "Rocky" Rivera and her eccentric family settle in the Haight during the 1970s amidst a dynamic period of conflict, social change, and artistic flourishing in San Francisco. The lauded city of poets, rebels, and thriving musicians will be reclaimed at Magic Theatre through the eyes of Hagedorn's immigrant artists. This world premiere stage adaptation — 20 years in the making — will feature live music, poetry reading, and the music video as key narrative forms. The Gangster of Love is a Magic Gerbode-commissioned new play.
Stephen Karam's The Humans is an uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter's apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle prewar duplex and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan's deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed with humor and compassion in this new American classic that won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play.
Note: No children under five are allowed at this show.
It's 2062, the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie — a jumble of disparate, fading memories — has a handsome new companion who's programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? In this richly spare, wondrous new play, Jordan Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits — if any — of what technology can replace.
The beloved Kerri Shawn reprises her role as Shirley Valentine, a Liverpool housewife who makes chips and egg for her husband while talking to the wall. Where has her life disappeared to? An out-of-the-blue offer to accompany her best friend on a trip to a Greek island awakens the promise of her unfulfilled dreams of adventure — and a chance to find herself again. Called a "thrilling, cheer-raising piece of theatre," Shirley Valentine has been named "one of the 10 most influential British plays" of the 20th century.
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.
When Heidi Schreck was in high school, she delivered speeches about the U.S. Constitution in American Legion Halls all over the country in order to earn money to pay for college. Today the witty Obie Award-winning performer radically reinvents the speech she gave at 15 and discovers the profound effect that this document has had on four generations of women in her family. What the Constitution Means to Me culminates in a fierce impromptu debate between Schreck and a local high-school debater over the future of our inalienable rights. Directed by the Debate Society's Obie-winning Oliver Butler, What the Constitution Means to Me is a moving and entertaining show.