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Your 2017–18 season is here! Subscription packages now on sale 2017–18 season artists New benefits! Same-day exchanges now available for subscribers only, 10% discount to the School of Theatre Add guaranteed parking to your package. Only $5!

Join us in 2017–18

Each season at Berkeley Rep, we offer you stories that we hope feel urgent and immediate, and that reveal new ideas about the world we live in. Coming to the Theatre is more than coming to a show. It’s about embarking on a journey, with each stop inviting new perspectives and new ways to connect with your community. We’re delighted to share with you all seven shows in our 2017–18 season, which also marks Tony Taccone’s 20th anniversary as artistic director.

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3+ play Choose-your-own Season

5-play Main Season

7-play Full Season

Announcing the 2017–18 season

Our leaders Tony Taccone and Susan Medak reveal the highlights of the season and have a special message for you.

Discover your season

AIN’T TOO PROUD—THE TEMPTATIONS

AIN’T TOO PROUD
THE TEMPTATIONS

Book by Dominique Morisseau
Music and Lyrics from The Legendary Motown Catalog
Music by arrangement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler
Musical Direction/Supervision & Arrangements by Kenny Seymour
Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo
Directed by Des McAnuff
Limited Season · Roda Theatre
Starts August 2017

An electrifying new musical about the life and times of The Temptations, the greatest R&B group of all time (Billboard Magazine 2017). They were five young guys on the streets of Detroit when they were discovered by Berry Gordy, who signed them to his legendary new label. After 24 attempts, they finally had a hit and the rest is history—how they met, how they rose, the groundbreaking heights they hit, and how, as the nation fell into civil unrest, personal and political conflicts threatened to tear the group apart. Kennedy Prize-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau, Olivier Award-winning choreographer Sergio Trujillo, and two-time Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff bring you this thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal. Iconic hits like “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and the signature dance moves that made the “Classic Five” Temptations part of our cultural history forever.

Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit

Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit

By Daniel Handler
Directed by Tony Taccone
Main Season · Peet’s Theatre
Starts October 2017

The genius behind Lemony Snicket brings his relentlessly mischievous style to a new play for adults. Sarah’s father is dead, her mother is in hysterics, and the new rabbi totally bungled the funeral. To further the absurdity, the ghost of a rabbit hops into her life, pushing her to confront her deepest issues. Fantastical and wise, hilarious and sobering, Imaginary Comforts celebrates ordinary people trying to make sense out of life in the midst of endless, comedic chaos.

Watch on the Rhine

Watch on the Rhine

By Lillian Hellman
Directed by Lisa Peterson
Co-production with the Guthrie Theater
Main Season · Roda Theatre
Starts November 2017

It’s 1940—and Fanny Farrelly, a wealthy matriarch living in Washington, DC, is about to learn it’s no longer the world she once knew. After spending 20 years abroad, Fanny’s daughter arrives home with her German husband, Kurt, an anti-fascist activist. When a houseguest and Nazi sympathizer threatens to turn Kurt in, the family discovers how far they’ll go to fight for what they believe—and for each other. Written in 1941 by activist playwright Lillian Hellman, Watch on the Rhine is a timely examination of moral obligation, sacrifice, and what it means to be American.

Office Hour

Office Hour

By Julia Cho
Directed by Lisa Peterson
Limited Season · Peet’s Theatre
Starts February 2018

After enthralling audiences with Aubergine, Julia Cho returns to Berkeley Rep with a searing and touching play that tunes into the plight of “the other” in a country steeped in mistrust and intolerance. Hiding in the back of the classroom, Dennis’ sullen presence has his fellow students and professors on edge. But during an office visit, his writing instructor seeks to break through Dennis’ silence and earn his trust—with shocking results. A deeply personal story of empathy and redemption, Office Hour explores otherness and paranoia while revealing our essential human need for connection.

Angels in America

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

Part One: Millennium Approaches
By Tony Kushner
Directed by Tony Taccone
Main Season · Roda Theatre
Starts March 2018

Part Two: Perestroika
By Tony Kushner
Directed by Tony Taccone
Main Season · Roda Theatre
Starts March 2018

Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning masterpiece finally arrives at Berkeley Rep in its entirety—directed by artistic director Tony Taccone in his 20th anniversary season! First staged 26 years ago, and originally commissioned by the Eureka Theatre while Taccone was serving as artistic director, this fierce and astounding two-part drama is at once an epic exploration of American politics, gay identity, and mythology and a personal story of love and loyalty. In today’s sociopolitical climate, Kushner’s universal message of compassion and inclusion makes Angels in America as timely as ever.

Pike St.

Pike St.

By Nilaja Sun
Directed by Ron Russell
Main Season · Peet’s Theatre
Starts May 2018

Virtuoso performer Nilaja Sun’s award-winning hit No Child… captivated Berkeley Rep audiences in 2008. Now she brings us a new critically acclaimed solo show about Evelyn, a single mother who fights for the survival of her family in the face of a threatening hurricane. In an astonishing 90 minutes, Sun portrays three generations of a Puerto Rican family and the vibrant characters of New York’s Lower East Side in a story of tribulation, perseverance, and redemption that also “glows with humor” (New York Times). Don’t miss this incredible, transformative trip to Pike St.

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Guaranteed parking for only $5 per play!

$25 for 5-play Main Season
$35 for 7-play Full Season
$5 per play for Choose-your-own packages

Allston Way parking mapWe feel your pain: parking in Downtown Berkeley is challenging. That’s why we’ve partnered with our friends at the Allston Way Garage on Center Street for an amazing deal: purchase guaranteed parking up front for every show in your subscription for only $5 per play!

  • Peace of mind: Purchase your parking for the season now, and never worry about it when you come to the show—because you have a guaranteed space!
  • Flexibility: Need to exchange your performance date? No problem! You can exchange your parking reservation too up to 7pm the day before your performance (7pm Sunday for Tuesday performances). Please note: same-day parking exchange is not available.
  • Value: Lock in your parking price now—only $5 a play for a guaranteed parking spot for every play in your subscription!
  • Convenience: A short walk gets you from the garage to the Theatre and back.

Parking FAQs

  • What garage is my guaranteed parking spot at?
    We’ve secured guaranteed parking at the Allston Way Garage on Center Street—only a block away from the Theatre. A quick walk through the Arts Passage and you’re there!
  • Is guaranteed parking available for all performances?
    Guaranteed parking for Thursday matinees is no longer available. Guaranteed parking for all other performances is on a space-available basis. Some might sell out, so reserve your space now!
  • How much does guaranteed parking cost?
    You can purchase a guaranteed parking space at the Allston Way Garage on Center Street for only $5 a play. That’s only $25 for the 5-play Main Season, $35 for the 7-play Full Season, or $5 per play for Choose-your-own packages. Even if parking prices fluctuate throughout the season, your $5/play price is locked in. Parking is not refundable.
  • My parking space is guaranteed? How does that work?
    Your parking tickets will be mailed to you along with your play tickets and your subscriber guide. (If you opt to have your play tickets held in our ticket safe at will call, you’ll still receive your parking tickets in the mail.) Bring your parking ticket to the garage; the bar code on the ticket guarantees you entry and a parking space.
  • When is my guaranteed parking reservation valid?
    Your guaranteed parking space is tied to your performance date and time. For evening performances, your reserved parking is valid from 4pm to the garage’s posted closing time on the day of the show. For matinee parking, your reserved parking is valid from 10am to 6pm.
  • I have a large vehicle. Does the garage have a height restriction?
    Yes. The garage can only accommodate vehicles 6’2” and under.
  • Can I buy a parking space for just a few of the shows, or do I have to buy one for every show in my subscription package?
    Initially, guaranteed parking spaces are sold only as a package: one space for each and every show in your subscription. This gives you dibs on the guaranteed parking spaces before they are offered to the general public. During the season, parking for individual shows may be purchased depending on availability. Purchase individual parking spaces here.
  • Can I buy more than one parking space per show?
    One parking space is available for each show in your subscription package. For additional spaces, please contact our box office at 510 647–2949.
  • Is parking validation still available?
    Because of this guaranteed parking program, we discontinued parking validation at the end of the 2014–15 season.
  • This sounds like a great deal! How can I buy guaranteed parking?
    Add guaranteed parking to your subscription renewal, whether you renew online, by mail, or by phone—and never worry about parking when you come to Berkeley Rep again!

Your experience

Why subscribe—to Berkeley Rep!

  • The #1 reason to reserve a ticket package to any theatre is to guarantee that you’ll see more shows. When you subscribe, you go.

We work hard to give you a unique and superior experience. We want you to love coming to Berkeley Rep.

  • We have a lovely courtyard where you relax before the show and during intermission, and we have a café counter and fantastic bar that offer a rich blend of local and sustainable snacks and specialty drinks—and you can bring your drinks into the Theatre!
  • Our super-popular liner notes email arrives in your inbox days before your show, filled with insight and information—free. And our free performance program provides you with rich reading material to further engage you.

Your benefits

When you get your ticket package, you reward yourself with

  • Better seats by far, reserved for you before the general public.
  • The consistently lowest prices as demand for our single tickets increases.
  • Lower prices, by as much as 31%—more if you’re 65 or older, under 35, or employed full-time in a pre-K through grade 12 environment.
  • New for 2017–18: same-day ticket exchanges! You can exchange your tickets to attend the same production on a different day up to 90 minutes before your scheduled performance (fee included). Exchange up to 7pm the night before your show (7pm Sunday for Tuesday performances) for free (no fees).

Plus…dibs!

  • Priority access to special events—subscribers got dibs on Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin. Other past performers have included Mikhail Baryshnikov, John Leguizamo, Anna Deavere Smith, Patrick Stewart, and Ian McKellen.

Your free extras

All Berkeley Rep patrons enjoy these free resources and events

  • Our popular liner notes email arrives in your inbox days before your show to give you interesting insights from our dramaturg, plus all the goods to guarantee a great visit.
  • Our glossy, color program is packed with insightful and interesting articles. It’s also available online, free.
  • Docent presentations an hour before every Tuesday and Thursday performance during each show’s regular run. Post-show docent-led discussions follow matinees.
  • Post-show Q&As with the artists after select performances.

Plus, subscribers receive additional, exclusive savings

  • Savings on guest tickets so you can bring friends—make it a theatre party. You receive discounts on the purchase of additional single tickets for your guests. Plus, you pay no service charges. And you can exchange these tickets as needed.
  • You receive special offers from a selection of restaurants around the theatre. Simply present your subscriber ticket and subscriber ID card before ordering, and the restaurant will apply the discount immediately. Past participating restaurants have included Almare, Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen, FIVE, Gecko Gecko Thai-California Eatery, Jazzcaffè, La Note, Phil’s Sliders, PIQ, and Venus Restaurant.
  • New for 2017–18: save 10% at Berkeley Rep’s School of Theatre! Good for all adult and youth classes and camps.

Choose-your-own

3+ play Choose-your-own SeasonDesign your season—choose any 3 or more subscription plays.

Choose-your-own packages are not available yet. For the best seats and savings, see our Full Season (7-play) and Main Season (5-play) packages!

Choose-your-own benefits

  • Choose your shows and your performance dates.
  • Get better seating than the general public.

All subscribers enjoy these advantages

  • Save up to 31% off regular ticket prices—and lock in your savings!
  • Change your performance dates as late as 90 minutes before your scheduled performance (fee included). Exchange up to 7pm the night before your show (7pm Sunday for Tuesday performances) for free (no fees).
  • Add additional plays to your package later—at discounted prices.
  • Experience spectacular sold-out shows while other people are turned away.

And there’s more!

  • Receive discounts to nearby restaurants.
  • Bring guests at reduced prices—we waive your service fees.
  • Receive our super-popular liner notes, delivered by email to your inbox days before your performance—free.
  • Get dibs on tickets to non-subscription events like Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin. Other past performers have included Mikhail Baryshnikov, John Leguizamo, Anna Deavere Smith, Patrick Stewart, and Ian McKellen.
  • Save 10% at Berkeley Rep’s School of Theatre.

Specials

We offer even deeper discounts to persons under 35 or 65+, and anyone who works full-time in a pre-K–12 environment.

Choose-your-own packages are not available yet. For the best seats and savings, see our Full Season (7-play) and Main Season (5-play) packages!

Sign up for the Main Season of five plays

5-play Main SeasonYou’ll see Imaginary Comforts, Watch on the Rhine, Angels in America Parts I & II, and Pike St.

Main Season subscribers enjoy all the choose-your-own benefits, and more

  • Access to premium seats (subject to availability, of course).
  • Guaranteed priority seating before the general public and “choose-your-own” subscribers.
  • The same seats for every show in each theatre—which you can keep from year to year.

All subscribers enjoy these advantages

  • Save up to 31% off regular ticket prices—and lock in your savings!
  • Change your performance dates as late as 90 minutes before your scheduled performance (fee included). Exchange up to 7pm the night before your show (7pm Sunday for Tuesday performances) for free (no fees).
  • Add additional plays to your package later—at discounted prices.
  • Experience spectacular sold-out shows while other people are turned away.

And there’s more!

  • Receive discounts to nearby restaurants.
  • Bring guests at reduced prices—we waive your service fees.
  • Receive our super-popular liner notes, delivered by email to your inbox days before your performance—free.
  • Get dibs on tickets to non-subscription events like Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin. Other past performers have included Mikhail Baryshnikov, John Leguizamo, Anna Deavere Smith, Patrick Stewart, and Ian McKellen.
  • Save 10% at Berkeley Rep’s School of Theatre.

Specials

We offer even deeper discounts to persons under 35 or 65+, and anyone who works full-time in a pre-K–12 environment.


See the five plays in our Main Season

Renewing 5-play subscribers, log in to your account here to renew online.

Renewing 3+ choose-your-own subscribers and new subscribers, select a subscription package from the list below.

Performance Premium A B Discounts available (see details below)
Tuesday 8pm $306 $246 $165 Educator · Under 35
Wednesday 7pm $306 $246 $165 Under 35
Thursday 2pm $306 $246 $165 Senior · Under 35
Thursday 8pm $315 $257 $179 Under 35
Friday 8pm $376 $326 $251 Educator · Under 35
Saturday 2pm $340 $290 $206 Senior · Under 35
Saturday 8pm $436 $362 $266 Under 35
Sunday 2pm $340 $290 $206 Senior · Under 35
Sunday 7pm $340 $290 $206 Educator · Under 35

Please note: Seating in some sections is extremely limited. If we are unable to accommodate your first-choice, we will seat you in the next-best price section.

New! Under 35
Save 50% on tickets to any performance. Not available for previews or opening night. Proof of eligibility is required for each discounted subscription ordered.

Senior (65+)
Receive $25 discount on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday matinee subscription packages. Proof of eligibility is required for each discounted subscription ordered.

Full-time pre-K–12 educator & employee
Select seats in sections A or B—you and a friend save 30% on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday evening performances. Not available for previews. Proof of eligibility is required for each discounted subscription ordered.

We reserve the right to change prices, plays, and dates in order to bring you extraordinary theatre.

Subscribe to the Full Season of seven plays

7-play Full SeasonYou’ll see every subscription show in the 2017–18 season!

Full Season subscribers enjoy all the Main Season and choose-your-own benefits, and more

  • Absolute highest priority seating before anyone else.
  • First access to premium seats (subject to availability, of course).
  • One free upgrade to a more expensive seat or date—for everyone in your party.
  • The same seats for every Main Season show in each theatre—which you can keep or improve from year to year.

All subscribers enjoy these advantages

  • Save up to 31% off regular ticket prices—and lock in your savings!
  • Change your performance dates as late as 90 minutes before your scheduled performance (fee included). Exchange up to 7pm the night before your show (7pm Sunday for Tuesday performances) for free (no fees).
  • Add additional plays to your package later—at discounted prices.
  • Experience spectacular sold-out shows while other people are turned away.

And there’s more!

  • Receive discounts to nearby restaurants.
  • Bring guests at reduced prices—we waive your service fees.
  • Receive our super-popular liner notes, delivered by email to your inbox days before your performance—free.
  • Get dibs on tickets to non-subscription events like Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin. Other past performers have included Mikhail Baryshnikov, John Leguizamo, Anna Deavere Smith, Patrick Stewart, and Ian McKellen.
  • Save 10% at Berkeley Rep’s School of Theatre.

Specials

We offer even deeper discounts to persons under 35 or 65+, and anyone who works full-time in a pre-K–12 environment.


See the seven plays in our Full Season

Renewing 7-play subscribers, log in to your account here to renew online.

Renewing 3+ choose-your-own subscribers and new subscribers, select a subscription package from the list below.

Performance Premium A B Discounts available (see details below)
Preview (Tue 8pm · Wed 7pm · Thu 8pm) * $348 $303 $184  
Preview (Fri 8pm · Sat 8pm) * $388 $316 $205  
Preview (Sun 7pm) * $360 $312 $191  
Tuesday 8pm $430 $346 $232 Educator · Under 35
Wednesday 7pm $430 $346 $232 Under 35
Thursday 2pm ** $444 $364 $249 Senior · Under 35
Thursday 8pm $443 $362 $252 Under 35
Friday 8pm $528 $458 $353 Educator · Under 35
Saturday 2pm $478 $408 $290 Senior · Under 35
Saturday 8pm $612 $508 $374 Under 35
Sunday 2pm $478 $408 $290 Senior · Under 35
Sunday 7pm $478 $408 $290 Educator · Under 35

* Preview subscriptions available to 7-play subscribers only.
** There are no Thursday matinees for the two Limited Season shows: AIN’T TOO PROUD and Office Hour. For the Limited Season you will be scheduled for a Saturday or Sunday matinee.
Please note: Seating in some sections is extremely limited. If we are unable to accommodate your first-choice, we will seat you in the next-best price section.

Previews
The first performances of each subscription show are previews. We’re still fine-tuning the show. Previews are perfect for adventurous theatregoers who want to get in early on the creative conversation.

New! Under 35
Save 50% on tickets to any performance. Not available for previews or opening night. Proof of eligibility is required for each discounted subscription ordered.

Senior (65+)
Receive $35 discount on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday matinee subscription packages. Proof of eligibility is required for each discounted subscription ordered.

Full-time pre-K–12 educator & employee
Select seats in sections A or B—you and a friend save 30% on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday evening performances. Not available for previews. Proof of eligibility is required for each discounted subscription ordered.

We reserve the right to change prices, plays, and dates in order to bring you extraordinary theatre.