Berkeley Repertory Theatre today took the wraps off its upcoming season. See below for all the details.
The Rep’s 2018-19 lineup, which will be the last under the leadership of artistic director Tony Taccone, features 6 shows and runs September 2108 through April 2019.
“Since I announced that this would be my final season, people have been asking how I’d like to commemorate that milestone in its programming. My answer is to keep doing what we’ve been doing — that is, to produce audacious work by masterful artists who have something to tell us,” says Taccone. “I’m thrilled that Les Waters and Mary Zimmerman, directors whose work I’ve been honored to champion over my tenure here, are among them — and I’m excited to bring artists like our commissioned playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury to our audience for the first time, and acclaimed creator Geoff Sobelle back to Berkeley Rep. I can’t imagine a more inspiring array of work to comprise my last season and Berkeley Rep’s 50th anniversary.”
My answer is to keep doing what we’ve been doing — that is, to produce audacious work by masterful artists who have something to tell us,
Lucas Hnath’s Tony Award-nominated comedy, A Doll’s House, Part 2 kicks off the new season at Berkeley Rep in September.
Society and race are in focus next in Fairview, directed by Sarah Benson.
For the holidays Berkeley Rep is staging a world premiere of Paradise Square, “a musical for America” with music and lyrics by Stephen Foster.
Next is Metamorphoses based on the myths of Ovid, followed by Geoff’s Sobelle’s Home. Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s season concludes at Peet’s Theatre with Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson’s The Good Book, directed by Lisa Peterson.
2018-19 SEASON AT A GLANCE
A Doll’s House, Part 2
By Lucas Hnat
Directed by Les Waters
Co-production with Huntington Theatre Company
Main Season – Roda Theatre
Starts September 2018
By Jackie Sibblies Drury
Directed by Sarah Benson
Limited Season – Peet’s Theatre
Starts October 2018
Paradise Square: A Musical for America
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Foster
Book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan
Additional Lyrics by Larry Kirwan and Nathan Tysen
Conceived by Larry Kirwan
Arrangements by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan
Musical Supervision and Orchestrations by Jason Howland
Choreography by Bill T. Jones
Directed by Moisés Kaufman
Main Season – Roda Theatre
Starts December 2018
Based on the myths of Ovid
Written and directed by Mary Zimmerman
from the translation by David R. Slavitt
Co-production with the Guthrie Theater
Main Season – Peet’s Theatre
Starts January 2019
Created by Geoff Sobelle
Scenic Conception by Steven Dufala
Directed by Lee Sunday Evans
Original songs by Elvis Perkins
Limited Season – Roda Theatre
Starts March 2019
The Good Book
By Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson
Directed by Lisa Peterson
Main Season –Peet’s Theatre
Starts April 2019
Ticket packages for Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s 2018-19 season start at $134.
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We hope to see you at the show!