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Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2025 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94704
510-647-2949 Box Office
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http://www.berkeleyrep.org/index.asp

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* *This package entitles you to priority seating and the ability to change performance dates depending on availability. Additional perks include “dibs” on upcoming special events, discounts on guest tickets, special offers at nearby dining establishments and more.

This subscription package is valid for first-time subscribers to Berkeley Repertory Theatre only.

Shows included in the subscription:

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The House that will not Stand

*_Written by Marcus Gardley

Directed by Patricia McGregor

Main Season · Thrust Stage

January 31–March 16, 2014

World premiere*

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Berkeley Rep proudly presents the world premiere of a new play commissioned from an Oakland native: The House that will not Stand by Marcus Gardley captures a single, steamy day for seven women in New Orleans. In 1836, white men in that city often live openly with their black Creole lovers. Yet wealth and freedom may not protect Beartrice when her man mysteriously dies…or conceal old secrets when another handsome bachelor calls on her daughters. Directed by Patricia McGregor, The House that will not Stand is gripping family drama—sensuous, humorous, uplifting, heartbreaking—told in a rich and lyrical river of words.

_*Accidental Death of an Anarchist

*_Written by Dario Fo

Directed by Christopher Bayes

Main Season · Roda Theatre

March 7–April 20, 2014*

A bank gets bombed, a suspect dies in custody and the police inquiry turns into…a masterpiece of comedy? Steven Epp returns to Berkeley Rep for a criminally funny production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist. He delighted audiences as Figaro and The Miser—now he’s back in another madcap show directed by Christopher Bayes. Nobel Prize-winner Dario Fo penned more than 70 incisive scripts, and this is by far his most famous. With Epp’s outrageous Anarchist, Berkeley Rep hauls you down to the station for a hilarious interrogation of our culture.

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_*The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism

*_Written by Tony Kushner

Directed by Tony Taccone

Main Season · Roda Theatre

May 16–June 29, 2014

West Coast premiere

Winner of two Tony Awards, three Obies, an Emmy and a Pulitzer Prize, Tony Kushner returns to Berkeley Rep for the West Coast premiere of his latest play: The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. With his trademark mix of soaring intellect and searing emotion, the legendary playwright unfurls an epic tale of love, family, sex, money and politics—all set under the hard-earned roof of an Italian family in Brooklyn. When Gus decides to die, his kids come home with a raucous parade of lovers and spouses to find that even the house keeps secrets. Kushner reunites with one of his favorite collaborators, Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone, to bring this sweeping drama to the Roda Theatre.

About the Ticket Supplier: Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Known for its amazing and adventurous audience, the nonprofit has provided a home for emerging and established artists since 1968. With two stages and a Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, Berkeley Rep premieres exhilarating new plays and reimagined classics. In the last five years alone, the company has helped send five shows to Broadway: Green Day's American Idiot, Bridge & Tunnel, In the Next Room (or the vibrator play), Passing Strange and Wishful Drinking. Come see tomorrow's plays today at Berkeley Rep.

Berkeley Rep operates two performance spaces: the Roda Theatre, a state-of-the-art 600-seat proscenium theatre, and the intimate, 400-seat Thrust Stage. The Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Berkeley's arts district, just a half block from the Berkeley BART station, near lots of restaurants, cafe, pubs, and cool retailers.