Press kit: Man in a Case

Man in a Case

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Baryshnikov Returns to Berkeley Rep with Big Dance Theater’s Man in a Case

Obie Award-winning Big Dance Theater to stage high-tech adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Man in a Case

Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly welcomes back legendary performer Mikhail Baryshnikov to its Roda Theatre to star in Man in a Case, a play based on two of Anton Chekhov’s 1898 short stories, “Man in a Case” and “About Love.” Paul Lazar and Annie-B Parson, the creative masterminds behind the Obie Award-winning Big Dance Theater, bring their signature style of cutting-edge theatre to this adaptation to create a high-tech performance filled with movement, music, and video to illuminate those rare occasions when we’re offered life-changing possibilities. In Man in a Case two hunters trade stories both witty and haunting: one about a reclusive man’s courtship of a carefree young woman, which forces him to closely examine his own rigid nature; the other about a man who relives the story of lost love. Baryshnikov is joined onstage by a stellar cast of four veteran performers from Big Dance Theater including its co-director Paul Lazar, who joins the cast for the Berkeley run. Man in a Case plays only 20 performances at Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre. It previews on January 25, opens on January 26, and plays through February 16, 2014.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov stars as Belikov, an uptight Greek teacher in Man in a Case, an innovative take on two of Anton Chekhov’s 1898 short stories, Man in a Case and About Love.

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Tymberly Canale and Mikhail Baryshnikov perform a dramatic pas de deux depicting the unrequited love between an unmarried man and a married woman in About Love, the second piece featured in Man in a Case.

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Tymberly Canale and Mikhail Baryshnikov perform a scene from About Love, a story about a man who meets and falls in love with a married woman.

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In Man in a Case, Tymberly Canale (Barbara, the outgoing Ukrainian beauty) dances as Mikhail Baryshnikov (Belikov) and Aaron Mattocks (Kovalenko, Barbara’s brother) look on.

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Tymberly Canale, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Aaron Mattocks perform in Man in a Case, from the creative minds behind the Obie Award-winning Big Dance Theater.

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Who

Adapted from two short stories by Anton Chekhov
Adapted and Directed by Paul Lazar and Annie-B Parson / Big Dance Theater
Choreographed by Annie-B Parson
An ensemble cast featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov, Tymberly Canale, Chris Giarmo, Paul Lazar, and Aaron Mattocks

Creative team

Peter Ksander (set design), Oana Botez (costume design), Jennifer Tipton (lighting design), Tie Blow (sound design), and Jeff Larson (video design)

What

Featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov, Paul Lazar, and a stellar ensemble of artists, Man in a Case is a high-tech fusion of theatre, movement, music, and video that illuminates those rare occasions when we’re offered life-changing possibilities.

Where

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison Street @ Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 94704

When

20 performances only: January 25–February 16, 2014

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How much

$45–125 (subject to change)

Discounts

  • Half-price tickets available for anyone under 30 years of age
  • $10 discount for students and seniors one hour before curtain
  • Groups of 15 or more, contact 510 647–2918 or groups@berkeleyrep.org

Tix & info

510 647–2949 · berkeleyrep.org

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