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Roda Theatre at Berkeley Rep
2025 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94704
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Parking in garage right across the street from Berkeley Rep. Reasonable at $5.00 for the whole evening up until 12:00 am, when the parking garage closes.
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"The Wild Bride"
92 ratings
4.7 average rating
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173 reviews
24 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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JillLambie-Ponce Red Velvet
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attended Dec 06 2011

LOVED this show!! The story was fun, the music was excellent, and the cast was incredibly talented -- they all sang, danced and played instruments, as well as acted. Don't miss this one - it's devilishly good fun!!

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15 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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“…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.


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.