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An Octoroon

By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Eric Ting
Peet's Theatre · June 23 – July 29, 2017
West Coast premiere

Running time: 2 hours and 10 minutes, plus one 15-minute intermission

Playwright and 2016 MacArthur Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins won the Obie Award for his radical, incendiary, and subversively funny riff on Dion Boucicault’s once-popular 1859 mustache-twirling melodrama. A spectacular collision of the antebellum South and 21st-century cultural politics, An Octoroon is “This decade’s most eloquent theatrical statement on race in America today,” says the New York Times.

Join us after all performances of An Octoroon for a post-show discussion with Berkeley Rep staff, docents, and artists.

An Octoroon includes haze and smoke effects. Berkeley Rep offers an advisory about any stage effect of potential concern to patrons’ health. We don’t offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any concerns about content, please contact the box office.

Tue 7/25/17 8:00PM An Octoroon
Wed 7/26/17 7:00PM An Octoroon
Thu 7/27/17 8:00PM An Octoroon
Fri 7/28/17 8:00PM An Octoroon
Sat 7/29/17 2:00PM An Octoroon
Sat 7/29/17 8:00PM An Octoroon


Mike Birbiglia: The New One

Written and performed by Mike Birbiglia
Special presentation · Peet's Theatre
August 2–20, 2017

Running time: 70 minutes, no intermission

Neil Genzlinger of the New York Times called Mike Birbiglia’s recent show Thank God for Jokes “the best night I’ve spent in a theatre in a very long time.” In The New One the award-winning comedian approaches an entirely new subject in a new way with the same heart and humor we’ve come to expect. Do not miss the new one. It may be the best one.

Wed 8/2/17 8:00PM Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Thu 8/3/17 8:00PM Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Fri 8/4/17 8:00PM Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Sat 8/5/17 7:00PM Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Sat 8/5/17 9:30PM Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Sun 8/6/17 4:00PM Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Sun 8/6/17 7:00PM Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Tue 8/8/17 8:00PM Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Wed 8/9/17 8:00PM Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Thu 8/10/17 8:00PM Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Fri 8/11/17 8:00PM Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Sat 8/12/17 7:00PM Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Sat 8/12/17 9:30PM Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Sun 8/13/17 4:00PM Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Sun 8/13/17 7:00PM Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Tue 8/15/17 8:00PM Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Wed 8/16/17 8:00PM Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Thu 8/17/17 8:00PM Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Fri 8/18/17 8:00PM Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Sat 8/19/17 7:00PM Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Sat 8/19/17 9:30PM Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Sun 8/20/17 4:00PM Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Sun 8/20/17 7:00PM Mike Birbiglia: The New One


AIN’T TOO PROUD—THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL

Book by Dominique Morisseau
Music and Lyrics from The Legendary Motown Catalog
Music by arrangement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler
Musical Direction/Supervision & Arrangements by Kenny Seymour
Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo
Directed by Des McAnuff
Roda Theatre · Aug 31-Oct 8, 2017
World premiere

An electrifying new musical about the life and times of The Temptations, the greatest R&B group of all time (Billboard Magazine 2017). They were five young guys on the streets of Detroit when they were discovered by Berry Gordy, who signed them to his legendary new label. After 24 attempts, they finally had a hit and the rest is history — how they met, how they rose, the groundbreaking heights they hit, and how personal and political conflicts threatened to tear the group apart as the nation fell into civil unrest. Kennedy Prize-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau, Olivier Award-winning choreographer Sergio Trujillo, and two-time Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff bring you this thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal. Iconic hits like “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and the signature dance moves that made the “Classic Five” Temptations part of our cultural history forever.

Berkeley Rep offers an advisory about any stage effect of potential concern to patrons’ health. We will post this information as soon as it’s available. We don’t offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any concerns about content, please contact the box office.

Thu 8/31/17 8:00PM Ain't Too Proud · Preview
Fri 9/1/17 8:00PM Ain't Too Proud · Preview
Sat 9/2/17 8:00PM Ain't Too Proud · Preview
Sun 9/3/17 7:00PM Ain't Too Proud · Preview
Tue 9/5/17 8:00PM Ain't Too Proud · Preview
Wed 9/6/17 7:00PM Ain't Too Proud · Preview
Thu 9/7/17 8:00PM Ain't Too Proud · Preview
Fri 9/8/17 8:00PM Ain't Too Proud · Preview
Sat 9/9/17 8:00PM Ain't Too Proud · Preview
Sun 9/10/17 7:00PM Ain't Too Proud · Preview
Tue 9/12/17 8:00PM Ain't Too Proud · Preview
Wed 9/13/17 7:00PM Ain't Too Proud · Preview
Thu 9/14/17 8:00PM Ain't Too Proud · Opening
Fri 9/15/17 8:00PM Ain't Too Proud
Sat 9/16/17 2:00PM Ain't Too Proud
Sat 9/16/17 8:00PM Ain't Too Proud
Sun 9/17/17 2:00PM Ain't Too Proud
Sun 9/17/17 7:00PM Ain't Too Proud
Tue 9/19/17 8:00PM Ain't Too Proud
Wed 9/20/17 7:00PM Ain't Too Proud
Thu 9/21/17 8:00PM Ain't Too Proud
Fri 9/22/17 8:00PM Ain't Too Proud · Discussion
Sat 9/23/17 2:00PM Ain't Too Proud
Sat 9/23/17 8:00PM Ain't Too Proud
Sun 9/24/17 2:00PM Ain't Too Proud
Sun 9/24/17 7:00PM Ain't Too Proud
Tue 9/26/17 8:00PM Ain't Too Proud · Discussion
Wed 9/27/17 7:00PM Ain't Too Proud
Thu 9/28/17 8:00PM Ain't Too Proud
Fri 9/29/17 8:00PM Ain't Too Proud
Sat 9/30/17 2:00PM Ain't Too Proud
Sat 9/30/17 8:00PM Ain't Too Proud
Sun 10/1/17 2:00PM Ain't Too Proud
Sun 10/1/17 7:00PM Ain't Too Proud
Tue 10/3/17 8:00PM Ain't Too Proud
Wed 10/4/17 7:00PM Ain't Too Proud
Thu 10/5/17 8:00PM Ain't Too Proud · Discussion
Fri 10/6/17 8:00PM Ain't Too Proud
Sat 10/7/17 2:00PM Ain't Too Proud
Sat 10/7/17 8:00PM Ain't Too Proud
Sun 10/8/17 2:00PM Ain't Too Proud · Captioned
Sun 10/8/17 7:00PM Ain't Too Proud