Berkeley Repertory Theatre

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‘X’s and O’s’ tackles Americans’ passion for football

We know that football has a dark side: Players often end up…

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COURTESY MARK GARVINKathleen Turner plays Molly Ivins in a one-woman show at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

Kathleen Turner takes on Molly Ivins

Clad in a pair of sassy red cowboy boots and an oversized…

COURTESY MARK GARVINKathleen Turner plays Molly Ivins in a one-woman show at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
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‘Party People’ recounts 1960s stories

Someone once said that if you remember the 1960s you weren’t really…

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COURTESY KEVINBERNE.COMEverything that can go wrong does in “An Audience with Meow Meow” onstage at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

Meow Meow goes wild

She makes her first entrance high above the stage, wearing a glittering…

COURTESY KEVINBERNE.COMEverything that can go wrong does in “An Audience with Meow Meow” onstage at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
COURTESY JOHN ZICHHershey Felder portrays the great Romantic composer and pianist in “Monsieur Chopin” at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre through next week.

Hershey Felder scores in ‘Monsieur Chopin’

Could it be that Hershey Felder’s success portraying musical men of genius…

COURTESY JOHN ZICHHershey Felder portrays the great Romantic composer and pianist in “Monsieur Chopin” at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre through next week.
COURTESY KEVIN BERNEMark Margolis and Deirdre Lovejoy are excellent in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Tony Kushner’s “The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures.”

Berkeley Rep pulsates with Tony Kushner’s ‘Guide’

The shabby living room on the stage at Berkeley Repertory Theatre might…

COURTESY KEVIN BERNEMark Margolis and Deirdre Lovejoy are excellent in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of Tony Kushner’s “The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures.”
COURTESY MELLOPIX.COMJames Caverly and Nell Geisslinger are excellent in the Bay Area premiere of Nina Raine’s family drama “Tribes” at Berkeley Rep.

Deaf people are heard in ‘Tribes’ at Berkeley Rep

Billy’s family members love to talk, and when they argue, they all…

COURTESY MELLOPIX.COMJames Caverly and Nell Geisslinger are excellent in the Bay Area premiere of Nina Raine’s family drama “Tribes” at Berkeley Rep.
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‘Accidental Death of an Anarchist’ is wild, wacky at Berkeley Rep

The laughs come at regular intervals in “Accidental Death of an Anarchist.”…

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‘House that will not Stand’ haunts, charms in Berkeley

With a world premiere as historically rich and artistically ambitious as former…

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Mikhail Baryshnikov lights up ‘Man in a Case’ at Berkeley Rep

Mikhail Baryshnikov is a magnetic presence in “Man in a Case.” Even…

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COURTESY T. CHARLES ERICKSONMikhail Baryshnikov appears at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in “Man in a Case.”

Baryshnikov makes a ‘Case’ for Chekhov

Like most artists, Mikhail Baryshnikov would rather perform than talk about performing…

COURTESY T. CHARLES ERICKSONMikhail Baryshnikov appears at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in “Man in a Case.”
courtesy photoAndrew Durand and Patrycja Kujawska play the title roles in the West Coast premiere of Kneehigh’ Theatre’s “Tristan & Yseult.”

Wild, wacky love in Kneehigh’s ‘Tristan & Yseult’

Love hurts in “Tristan & Yseult.” It’s also playful, exuberant, erotic, silly…

courtesy photoAndrew Durand and Patrycja Kujawska play the title roles in the West Coast premiere of Kneehigh’ Theatre’s “Tristan & Yseult.”
Anthony Fusco and Sharon Lockwood are superb as brother and sister Vanya and Sonia in Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of the Tony Award-winning "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."

Angst amuses in 'Vanya and Sonia'

"Let's not talk — I'll keep my sadness to myself," says a…

Anthony Fusco and Sharon Lockwood are superb as brother and sister Vanya and Sonia in Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of the Tony Award-winning "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."
Anthony Fusco and Sharon Lockwood are superb as brother and sister Vanya and Sonia in Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of the Tony Award-winning "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."

McKellen, Stewart dazzle in 'No Man's Land'

Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and "No Man's Land" are a brilliant match.…

Anthony Fusco and Sharon Lockwood are superb as brother and sister Vanya and Sonia in Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of the Tony Award-winning "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."
Anthony Fusco and Sharon Lockwood are superb as brother and sister Vanya and Sonia in Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of the Tony Award-winning "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."

Berkeley Rep charting 'No Man's Land'

Mention Gandalf, Capt. Jean-Luc Picard, Dr. Manhattan and Frankenstein's monster and the…

Anthony Fusco and Sharon Lockwood are superb as brother and sister Vanya and Sonia in Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of the Tony Award-winning "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."
Anthony Fusco and Sharon Lockwood are superb as brother and sister Vanya and Sonia in Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of the Tony Award-winning "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."

Fans will enjoy 'George Gershwin Alone'

Hershey Felder has created something of a congenial, if confounding, theatrical chimera…

Anthony Fusco and Sharon Lockwood are superb as brother and sister Vanya and Sonia in Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of the Tony Award-winning "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."
Courtesy PhotoMary Beth Fisher and Tom Nelis are excellent as writers Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of “Dear Elizabeth.”

Exquisite pen pals light up arresting ‘Dear Elizabeth’

The poems of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell have never sounded so…

Courtesy PhotoMary Beth Fisher and Tom Nelis are excellent as writers Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of “Dear Elizabeth.”
Courtesy PhotoDavid Barlow plays the title character and Annapurna Sriram his daugther in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s invigorating production of “Pericles

Action-packed ‘Pericles, Prince of Tyre’ at Berkeley Rep

Exciting, fast-paced, kinetic — these aren’t words usually associated with “Pericles, Prince…

Courtesy PhotoDavid Barlow plays the title character and Annapurna Sriram his daugther in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s invigorating production of “Pericles
Courtesy PhotoConcetta Tomei portrays groundbreaking journalist Oriana Fallaci in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s premiere of “Fallaci.”

Journalism great Oriana Fallaci comes to life in on-stage drama

It’s no wonder journalist-playwright Lawrence Wright was drawn to Italian superstar author-reporter…

Courtesy PhotoConcetta Tomei portrays groundbreaking journalist Oriana Fallaci in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s premiere of “Fallaci.”
Courtesy PhotoGabriel King plays the title role in the world premiere of “Troublemaker

Here comes ‘Troublemaker,’ Berkeley Rep’s madcap premiere

Bradley Boatwright is in big trouble. The title character of “Troublemaker” has…

Courtesy PhotoGabriel King plays the title role in the world premiere of “Troublemaker