Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Ovid’s myths flow in Berkeley Rep’s ‘Metamorphoses’

Myths make magic in Mary Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses.” Moving, dreamlike and thrillingly theatrical,…

 

Nilaja Sun is dazzling as everyone on ‘Pike St.’

A contorted character, not speaking, with eyes closed and arms crossed over…

 

Self-realized Nora’s back in ‘Doll’s House, Part 2’

The theater world is filled with slamming doors, but there’s never been…

 

Heidi Schreck’s ‘Constitution’ entertains, enlightens

“This is not a play,” announces playwright-performer Heidi Schreck at the beginning…

Berkeley Rep’s ‘Office Hour’ plays on fear of mass shootings

The first scene of “Office Hour” feels eerily familiar. Three writing teachers…

Winter 2018 Arts Preview: Theater

The theater season serves up major tours, offbeat experiments, musicals, comedy and…

Berkeley Rep’s ‘Watch on the Rhine’ sadly relevant

As the always politically conscious Berkeley Repertory Theatre expected, American playwright Lillian…

Berkeley Rep’s ‘Monsoon Wedding’ precipitates a path to Broadway

More than marigolds rained down on the sari- and sherwani-bedecked cast at…

‘Roe’ reveals people behind famed abortion ruling

Most Americans have an opinion about Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973…

Funny, foul-mouthed puppet stirs ‘Hand to God’

Whoever would have thought a simple sock puppet could be so vicious,…

Berkeley Rep’s ‘Adolphus Tips’ is, indeed, amazing

On a farm near a beach in South Devon, Lily, a 12-year-old…

‘It Can’t Happen Here’ oddly irrelevant in today’s troubled political times

When the large, multi-racial cast assembles onstage at the start of Berkeley…

John Leguizamo’s funny, educational ‘Latin History’

For many of us, back to school is still some weeks away.…

Endearing family dynamics light up ‘For Peter Pan’ at Berkeley Rep

It’s a familiar scene in contemporary theater: A family gathers around the…

Star-studded ‘Macbeth’ never fires up

The new Berkeley Repertory Theatre production of “Macbeth” opens on a particularly…

Berkeley Rep’s ‘Aubergine’ tasty and satisfying

“Aubergine,” Julia Cho’s lovely theatrical meditation on food and family, goes down…

Scoop: Clay Aiken says final ‘Idol’ season begins with a yawn

“American Idol” season 2 runner up Clay Aiken had a few harsh…

Glossy ‘Amélie, A Musical’ brings film’s whimsy to stage

Adhering closely, plotwise, to the popular 2001 French film “Amélie,” the almost-entirely-sung-through…

‘Head of Passes’ a stormy, poignant family drama

The rain comes down hard in “Head of Passes.” So do the…

Steven Epp adds extra resonance to Berkeley Rep’s ‘Tartuffe’

Steven Epp is riveting in the title role of “Tartuffe.” As the…