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99 Star Starred
Roda Theater at Berkeley Rep
2025 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94704
510-647-2949
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Joyce Rodgers
We were seated in the last row near a fan, so it became necessary for us to use hearing devices during the 2nd half of the play. We missed some of the dialogue during the first half. If you're seated way in the back, we suggest the hearing devices.
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Ani
Lots of inexpensive ethnic restaurants to eat at, most very good.
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194 events
137 reviews
18 stars
attended Dec 04 2011

I have not seen any Kneehigh productions in the past, but I certainly enjoyed The Wild Bride. It combined music, dance, and acting, and was very well done. As another reviewer mentioned, there are certainly disturbing themes throughout, as would...continued

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20 events
11 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 06 2011

This theater group is wildly talented. The interpretation of the "classic" fairy tale was innovative and unexpected, using dance and music, in large part, to tell the story...and managing to be very very funny.
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30 reviews
14 stars
attended Dec 06 2011

This is an extraordinary performance by and extraordinary company...the one who did A Brief Encounter at ACT. It really isn't my sort of thing but the talent, creativity and performances were outstanding. The Kneehigh Theatre Group is...continued

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http://www.berkeleyrep.org

Quotes & Highlights

“…a rackety fairytale shot through with the blues, an insouciant sauciness, and the pain and pleasure involved in managing to survive.” —The Guardian
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December 3, 2011 is Berkeley Rep’s night/OUT. The show is followed by a fabulous party for the LGBT community, which is included in the ticket price.

Description

I*n a stunning elemental world of dust, clay and fire here is a red hot story with a brutal edge and a beating heart…  The story of what happens when your father accidentally sells you to the Devil.*

Betrayed by her father, our heroine has those ‘cross-road’ blues. She chooses to walk into the wilderness rejecting not only the Devil, but also her home and trusting heart as well. In the wilds she meets a Prince and becomes pregnant, but when he is called to war, her heart breaks as she finds herself at those pesky cross-roads again.

In the cool green of the forest, she brings up her child, and – wonder of wonders – her broken heart grows back. Perhaps this is happily ever after, perhaps there is even more joy to come…

This epic and poetic wondertale is classic Kneehigh stuff. Charting a life from child to adult, you can expect instinctive storytelling, devilish humour and a heady mix of live blues music and devilish humour. The Wild Bride is a grown up, spring bud, dustball of a romance for brave children and adults alike.

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.