Berkeley Rep’s management introduced right now that after being closed for a yr and a half, the Tony Award-winning theatre will reopen for reside 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 Flooring 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 will all return to our theatres,” says Inventive Director Johanna Pfaelzer. “I do know artists and audiences alike have been eager for this second, once 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 good 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 author John Logan (Purple, Broadway’s Moulin Rouge!, Skyfall, Gladiator), and music and lyrics by “America’s greatest 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 be capable of 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 Ladies; Or, The African Imply Ladies Play), a rating by composer Michael Thurber, and conceived by director Saheem Ali. Goddess is infused with modern romance, historic 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 together 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 obtained its world premiere at Signature Theatre Firm, 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 in opposition to 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 battle 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 taken this final yr to judge all our services 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 comply with 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 together with his new piece The Outdated Man and The Pool, a story of life, dying, and his visits to a extremely chlorinated YMCA pool. Like all of Birbiglia’s reveals, 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 are usually not a part of Berkeley Rep’s subscription or ticket packages, however the public should 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 reveals will promote out, so patrons are inspired to purchase subscription or ticket packages early for precedence entry.
All Berkeley Rep subscribers obtain precious benefits akin to the flexibility to reschedule performances totally free, reductions to Berkeley Rep’s Faculty of Theatre, and precedence entry earlier than most people. Rep 7-Play season ticket subscription begins as little as $196. Extra subscription reductions for senior residents, pre-Okay-12 educators, and patrons underneath 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
By Christina Anderson
Directed by Miranda Haymon
A co-production with Goodman Theatre
Begins Oct 1, 2021
Precedence On Sale Jul 23
Basic 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 mother and father’ activism as they fought for the mixing of public swimming swimming pools in Sixties Kansas and taught scores of Black kids to swim. However Janice later steps away from her mother and father’ politics and begins her personal life and household distant – 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.
By Charles L. Mee
Directed by Les Waters
Begins Nov 12, 2021
Precedence On Sale Aug 20
Basic 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 Massive 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 good 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 via the human coronary heart by no means lets us overlook that love, like life, is everlasting, messy…and wondrous.
Guide by John Logan
Music and Lyrics by The Avett Brothers
Music Preparations and Orchestrations by Chris Miller & Brian Usifer
Choreography by David Neumann
Directed by Michael Mayer
Begins Jan 9, 2022
Precedence On Sale Oct 15
Basic On Sale Oct 28
Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Indignant 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 author John Logan (Purple, Broadway’s Moulin Rouge!, Skyfall, Gladiator), and music and lyrics by “America’s greatest 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 in quest of journey, his older brother who has sworn to guard him, a captain on the finish of a protracted profession at sea, and a sophisticated first mate who has fallen from grace – every face a reckoning: How far will I am going to remain alive? And might I reside with the implications?
Produced by particular association with Matthew Masten, Sean Hudock, and MWM Dwell.
Conceived by Saheem Ali
Music and lyrics by Michael Thurber
Guide by Jocelyn Bioh
Extra materials by Mkhululi Z. Mabija
Choreographed by Darrell Grand Moultrie
Directed by Saheem Ali
Begins Mar 19, 2022
Precedence On Sale Dec 15
Basic On Sale Jan 7
Berkeley Rep presents the world premiere of an exuberant new musical by award-winning playwright Jocelyn Bioh (Faculty Ladies; Or, The African Imply Ladies 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, historic magic, and the irresistible vibes of African, jazz, and R&B music.
A Chamber Choir Musical
By Dave Malloy
Directed by Annie Tippe
A co-production with Signature Theatre Firm
West Coast premiere
Begins Apr 20, 2022
Precedence On Sale Jan 26
Basic On Sale Feb 9
Three-time Tony Award nominee Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre & The Nice Comet of 1812) makes his Berkeley Rep mainstage debut together 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 Occasions. Octet was commissioned and obtained its world premiere at Signature Theatre Firm, the place Dave Malloy is resident playwright.
Cambodian Rock Band
Written by Lauren Yee
That includes songs by Dengue Fever
Directed by Chay Yew
A Signature Theatre Manufacturing
Begins Jun 3, 2022
Precedence On Sale Mar 11
Basic 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 one among Cambodia’s most notorious struggle criminals. Backed by a reside 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 in opposition to a darkish chapter of Cambodian historical past.
By Martyna Majok
West Coast premiere
Begins Jul 8, 2022
Precedence On Sale Apr 13
Basic On Sale Apr 29
Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok brings us the highly effective story of two younger DREAMers who battle 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 pals face, and the way a lot they’re keen to danger for one another once they have all the things to lose.
Mike Birbiglia: The Outdated Man and The Pool
Written and carried out by Mike Birbiglia
Directed by Seth Barrish
Begins Jan 4, 2022
Precedence On Sale Oct 12
Basic 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, dying, and his visits to a extremely chlorinated YMCA pool. Like all of Birbiglia’s reveals, 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
Basic On Sale Nov 12
Following her bingeworthy hit Netflix sequence, Fake 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 infinite pundits and speaking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one among our most insightful social commentators. Together with her acerbic views on all the things 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 assist of BART and Peet’s Espresso, Berkeley Rep’s official season sponsors. Berkeley Rep can be delighted to acknowledge the assist on the season sponsor degree of Bruce Golden and Michelle Mercer, Frances Hellman and Warren Breslau, Gisele and Kenneth F. Miller, and The Strauch Kulhanjian Household.