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Tristan & Yseult

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12/11/13: Kneehigh’s Tristan & Yseult Extends Run…

Kneehigh’s Tristan & Yseult Extends Run at Berkeley Rep

Critics call reinvention of age-old love story a “raucous, bawdy adventure” and “wildly exciting”

Due to an exuberant reception of standing ovations and rave reviews, Berkeley Repertory Theatre is proud to announce that the critically acclaimed production of Tristan & Yseult is extending for an additional two weeks. Kneehigh’s latest theatrical offering, which has critics singing the company’s praises and audiences flocking to Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre will now play through Saturday, January 18, 2014 for an additional 12 performances.

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11/04/13: Kneehigh Returns to Berkeley Rep…

Kneehigh Returns to Berkeley Rep for West Coast Premiere of Tristan & Yseult

Acclaimed creators of The Wild Bride and Brief Encounter reinvent ancient love story

This holiday season Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly welcomes back Britain’s Kneehigh Theatre—the company behind such runaway hits as The Wild Bride and Brief Encounter—for the West Coast premiere of Tristan & Yseult. Award-winning director Emma Rice and designer Bill Mitchell reunite to create must-see theatre, blending gorgeous music and ingenious staging to bring the oldest and most passionate of love stories to the Bay Area. Tristan & Yseult is based on an ancient tale—a love triangle between warrior Tristan; his uncle, King Mark of Cornwall; and the beautiful Yseult. This is the original age-old story of forbidden desires, broken hearts, and the agony of choosing one human being over another. Kneehigh’s Tristan & Yseult, which audiences around the world fell in love with and critics lauded as “a triumph” and “deliriously joyful,” begins previews in the Roda Theatre on November 22, opens November 26, and runs through January 6.

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Andrew Durand (Tristan) and Patrycja Kujawska (Yseult) perform the title roles in the West Coast premiere of Kneehigh’s Tristan & Yseult.

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Andrew Durand plays Tristan in the West Coast premiere of Tristan & Yseult, Kneehigh’s best-loved and most critically acclaimed show.

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Andrew Durand is the warrior Tristan in the West Coast premiere of Tristan & Yseult, Kneehigh’s best-loved and most critically acclaimed show.

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Andrew Durand (Tristan) and Patrycja Kujawska (Yseult) star as ill-fated lovers in the West Coast premiere of Tristan & Yseult, Kneehigh’s best-loved and most critically acclaimed show.

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For the holidays, the creators of The Wild Bride return to Berkeley Rep with a glorious story of love: Tristan & Yseult.

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Carl Grose is one of the writers for Kneehigh’s beloved production of Tristan & Yseult, which makes its West Coast premiere at Berkeley Rep.

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Emma Rice, the artistic director of Kneehigh, brings the company’s beloved production of Tristan & Yseult to Berkeley Rep for its West Coast premiere.

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Anna Maria Murphy is one of the writers for Kneehigh’s beloved production of Tristan & Yseult, which makes its West Coast premiere at Berkeley Rep.

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Who

Adapted and directed by Emma Rice
Writers: Carl Grose and Anna Maria Murphy
Music by Stu Barker

Featuring

Carly Bawden (Whitehands), Gareth Charlton (Lovespotter/Brute/Animator) Andrew Durand (Tristan), Craig Johnson (Brangian/Morholt), Giles King (Frocin), Patrycja Kujawska (Yseult), Róbert Lučkay (Lovespotter/Brute/Animator), and Mike Shepherd (King Mark)

Creative team

Bill Mitchell (designer), Malcolm Rippeth (lighting designer), and Gregory Clarke (sound designer)

What

Kneehigh, the creators of The Wild Bride and Brief Encounter, return for the West Coast premiere of Tristan & Yseult, its best-loved and most critically acclaimed show.

Where

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

When

Extended through January 18, 2014

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Special events

Low-cost previews

Friday 11/22 and Saturday 11/23 @ 8pm, and Sunday 11/24 @ 2 and 7pm

Opening Night

Tuesday 11/26 @ 8pm
Pre-show dinner for donors at Revival Bar + Kitchen and post-show party for audiences

Teen Night

Friday 11/22 @ 6:30pm

Repartee

FREE docent talks at 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and free discussions after all matinees

Last Call

Friday 11/29 following the evening performance

Post-play discussions

Thursday 12/12, Tuesday 12/17, and Friday 12/27 following the evening performance

Cost

$29–99 (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 10 or more, contact 510 647–2918 or groups@berkeleyrep.org

Tix & info

510 647–2949 · berkeleyrep.org

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