KQED's Josh Kornbluth's Citizen Josh: A Monologue
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A fresh spin on several Brothers Grimm fairy tales, Into the Woods interweaves and re-imagines the stories of a number of beloved characters to examine whether "happily ever after" is really even possible. Unable to bear children, a baker and his wife are lured into completing a number of tasks by a witch who promises to grant them their wish. During their journey, they encounter Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, the original Broadway run won critical praise and numerous awards. The cast recording, which includes "Children Will Listen," "Giants in the Sky" and "No One Is Alone," took home a Grammy. It's set to get the Hollywood movie treatment this year in a film starring Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep. Learn More
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- See an excerpt from "Citizen Josh" <a target="_blank" href="http://www.berkeleyrep.org/season/0708/cj_excerpt.asp">here</a>.
- “Beautifully staged…It’s smart. It’s very funny. It’s another highly entertaining evening with Kornbluth.” -<em>San Francisco Chronicle</em>
- “Kornbluth is a writer with great originality and depth and a spell-binding performer. What more can you expect from an evening at the theatre?” -<em>New York Daily News</em>
<p>Everyone’s favorite Red Diaper Baby grows up.</p> <p>Inspiration for Citizen Josh began with the election in 2004, when Josh Kornbluth came to the conclusion that perhaps, just perhaps, voting was not quite enough. Citizen Josh weaves a web of smart, funny and moving autobiographical tales into a personal quest to engage the fundamentals of democracy.</p> <p>Josh Kornbluth is the creator and performer of Ben Franklin: Unplugged, Red Diaper Baby and Love & Taxes, among others. He is best known for his film, Haiku Tunnel, and KQED’s The Josh Kornbluth Show.</p> <p>This show is presented by Jonathan Reinis Productions in association with Berkeley Repertory Theatre.</p>
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