Berkeley Repertory 3-Show Package: Football, British Farce & Cabaret Glory
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The last date listed for Berkeley Repertory Theatre 3-Show Subscription was 8:00pm Shows: Meow Meow 10/4, X's & O's 2/14, One Man Two Guvnors 6/6.
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An Audience with Meow Meow
Written by and starring Meow Meow
Roda Theatre, September 5–October 19, 2014
Ladies and gentlemen, from the lights of London’s West End, the backrooms of Berlin, the sails of the Sydney Opera House, and the opium dens of Shanghai, please welcome…Meow Meow! The international singing sensation and über-award-winning comedienne—who’s wowed audiences from Paris to the Antipodes—finally brings her electrifying endowments to our lucky shores. The “post-post-modern” phenomenon creates a theatrical world premiere of gargantuan proportions for Berkeley Rep’s audiences, featuring sizzling songs, sequins and satire, blow-torch wit and divine mayhem! The captivating Meow Meow has rendezvoused with fellow superstars Mikhail Baryshnikov, Pina Bausch, and David Bowie. Now she’s entangled with the endlessly inventive director Emma Rice (The Wild Bride, Tristan & Yseult, Broadway’s Brief Encounter). Expect beauty, expect hilarity, expect heart. And possibly the splits. You are the perfect audience and she is…the extraordinary Meow Meow.
X’s and O’s (A Gridiron Love Story)
By KJ Sanchez with Jenny Mercein
Thrust Stage, January 16–March 1, 2015
Memory, myth and football meet head-on in this hard-hitting world premiere commissioned by Berkeley Rep and directed by Michael Leibert artistic director Tony Taccone. KJ Sanchez’s previous play ReEntry, featuring a moving portrayal of Marines preparing for and returning from combat, was an explosive off-Broadway hit. Now she brings us a gripping new docudrama about a love that is generous yet dangerous, life-giving yet lethal—and a passion that borders on addiction yet feels so much a part of our DNA. Dramatically based on brutally honest and heartrending interviews with players, their families, and their fans about traumatic brain injuries and their impact on the game, X’s and O’s (A Gridiron Love Story) takes an unflinching look at the lives and loves around this singularly American sport—and the lingering questions it asks of us all.
One Man, Two Guvnors
By Richard Bean
Roda Theatre, May 8–June 21, 2015
West Coast Premiere
Welcome to swingin’ England. The disarming and doltish Francis Henshall finds himself trapped by farce into working for two bosses—who are connected to each other in wildly improbable ways. He just has to keep them from discovering each other. Easy, right? Inspired insanity, high-low antics, and nimble wordplay ensue—all backed by live musicians paying homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four. Join Francis in the fun as he leads you through this topsy-turvy world of love triangles and mistaken identities. It’s more than a sassy update of Carlo Goldoni’s classic knee-slapper, A Servant of Two Masters. It’s a brilliantly delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues.