We spoke with Berkeley’s three largest, full-season theaters to find out how they are continuing to connect with their audiences and what their plans are for an altered future.
The three performers from San Francisco’s Mission District present a hilarious glimpse into today’s American society, with all its unfortunate warts.
The oration and recreation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ takes six hours, but the performance is mesmerizing.
John Collins directs the six-hour-long production of ‘Gatz,’ which opens at Berkeley Rep on Feb. 13. The complete reading of the novel has been an international hit.
The MacArthur Fellowship genius award winner’s latest play is a thoroughly captivating, charming and ultimately satisfying quirky comedy that ponders the Salem witch trials and much more.
The production wonderfully captures the whimsical spirit of Kate DiCamillo’s Newbery Medal-winning 2003 book.
The production of this play written by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks has its flaws, but it’s recommended for its excellent performances, creative writing and exciting exploration of race relations.
Based on riveting political events, this production has explosions of high drama and human emotion, but overall veers toward the stilted and inexpressive.
Tony Taccone’s last directorial opening as Berkeley Rep’s artistic director is a bright and boisterous musical show that enhances one’s mood. He created it with the actor and playwright John Leguizamo.
The long-serving artistic director reflects on writing and directing plays, Broadway and his ‘clueless’ high school self
This lengthy, chock-filled production creatively explores diverse facets of the Bible — its history, authors, compilation, impact on civilization and on two individuals who allow its significance to effect their lives.
‘Home’ is an imaginative and inventive 105 minutes of refreshing absurdist entertainment, with an extraordinarily talented cast and production team.