Venue Details

143 Star Starred
Roda Theatre at Berkeley Rep
2025 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94704
510-647-2949
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 92 members
Review from TheaterLuvrSF
Red Velvet 260 events 179 reviews

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

reviewed Dec 04 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Susan Driscoll
52 events 32 reviews

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

reviewed Dec 06 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Paul Shepard
92 events 21 reviews

World class performers. Incredible choreography. Brilliant production design - costumes, set, lights, music. Funny and poignant script. This may be the best Bay Area show of 2011.

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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.

<em>Eclipsed</em> <em>Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin</em> Yoshi's Oakland Balé Folclórico da Bahia <em>Betroffenheit</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em>