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Treasure Island

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05/06/16: Berkeley Rep Extends Treasure Island

Berkeley Rep Extends Treasure Island

16 Performances Added—Now Playing Through Sunday, June 19

Due to an overwhelming positive response from audiences, the swashbuckling adventure, Treasure Island, will continue to set sail on the Hispaniola at Berkeley Rep. The Theatre has announced that the latest adventure from Mary Zimmerman will extend for an additional two weeks. Originally scheduled to close on June 5, the critically acclaimed play will run through Sunday, June 19. Starting today, Friday May 6 at noon, tickets for the added 16 performances can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone at 510 647–2949.

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03/10/16: West Coast Premiere of Treasure Island

Berkeley Rep Presents the West Coast Premiere of Mary Zimmerman’s Treasure Island

The Tony Award-winning director, celebrating 20 years of collaborations at Berkeley Rep, brings Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic adventure tale to the stage

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of Treasure Island by Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman. Critically praised as “nothing short of sublime” (Chicago-Sun Times), and “Zimmerman remains a superior storyteller” (Chicago Tribune), Treasure Island, a co-production with Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre Company, is a glorious adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s most beloved novel. Previews begin Friday, April 22, and the show runs through Sunday, June 5, 2016. Press night for Treasure Island will be held on Friday, April 29. Individual tickets start at $29 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone, 510 647–2949.

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07/08/15: Key Casting for 2015–16 Season…

Berkeley Rep Announces Key Casting for Upcoming 2015–16 Subscription Season

Frances McDormand, Kathleen Chalfant, and Steven Epp star in must-see productions

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announces key casting for three highly anticipated productions of its 48th season. Tony and Academy Award winner Frances McDormand will star in Macbeth, actor Steven Epp will make his seventh Berkeley Rep appearance in Treasure Island, and award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant will play the lead role in the West Coast premiere of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday. The Theatre previously announced the casting of award-winning British actress Samantha Barks in the title role in the world premiere of Amélie, A New Musical, set to begin its run in August.

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Steven Epp (Long John Silver) in Mary Zimmerman’s Treasure Island at Berkeley Rep.

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Christopher Donahue (Billy Bones) in Mary Zimmerman’s Treasure Island at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Matt DeCaro (Squire Trelawney), John Babbo (Jim Hawkins), and Alex Moggridge (Dr. Livesey) in Mary Zimmerman’s Treasure Island at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Steve Pickering (ensemble), John Babbo (Jim Hawkins), Matthew C. Yee (Abraham Gray), Christopher Donahue (Redruth), Steven Epp (Long John Silver), and Alex Moggridge (Dr. Livesey) in Mary Zimmerman’s Treasure Island at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) John Babbo (Jim Hawkins), Anthony Irons (Tom), Kasey Foster (George Merry), Travis Delgado (Dick), and Steven Epp (Long John Silver) in Mary Zimmerman’s Treasure Island at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Demetrios Troy (Israel Hands) and John Babbo (Jim Hawkins) in Mary Zimmerman’s Treasure Island at Berkeley Rep.

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Steven Epp (Long John Silver) in Mary Zimmerman’s Treasure Island at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) John Babbo (Jim Hawkins) and Anthony Irons (Pew) in Mary Zimmerman’s Treasure Island at Berkeley Rep.

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John Babbo (Jim Hawkins) and Kasey Foster (Mrs. Hawkins) in Mary Zimmerman’s Treasure Island at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Steven Epp (Long John Silver) and John Babbo (Jim Hawkins) in Mary Zimmerman’s Treasure Island at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Matthew C. Yee (Abraham Gray), Matt DeCaro (Squire Trelawney), Philip R. Smith (Captain Smollett), John Babbo (Jim Hawkins), and Alex Moggridge (Dr. Livesey) in Mary Zimmerman’s Treasure Island at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Kasey Foster (George Merry), Demetrios Troy (ensemble), Steven Epp (Long John Silver), Travis Delgado (Dick), Anthony Irons (Morgan), and Christopher Donahue (Johnny) in Mary Zimmerman’s Treasure Island at Berkeley Rep.

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Who

Adapted and directed by Mary Zimmerman

Cast

Treasure Island marks the return of local Bay Area favorite Steven Epp as Long John Silver. Epp performed last year in Berkeley Rep’s Tartuffe and has appeared in 12 other Berkeley Rep productions. Other cast members include John Babbo (Jim Hawkins), Matt DeCaro (Squire Trelawny), Travis Delgado (Constable Dance/Dick), Christopher Donahue (Billy Bones/Redruth), Kasey Foster (Mrs. Hawkins/Musician), Greg Hirte (Musician), Anthony Irons (Pew/Others), Alex Moggridge (Dr. Livesey), Steve Pickering (Black Dog/Ben Gunn), L.J. Slavin (Musician), Philip R. Smith (Captain Smollett), Demetrios Troy (Israel Hands), and Matthew C. Yee (Abraham Gray/Musician)

Creative team

Todd Rosenthal (scenic designer), Ana Kuzmanic (costume designer), T.J. Gerckens (lighting designer), and Andre Pluess (original music/sound designer).

What

Treasure Island
From the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson
Co-production with Lookingglass Theatre Company

Mary Zimmerman takes us aboard the Hispaniola for a heart-pounding voyage filled with tales of swashbuckling gentlemen o’ fortune, a malicious mutiny led by infamous Long John Silver, and a deadly quest for fabled buried booty. Caught in the middle is cabin boy Jim Hawkins, who must find uncommon courage as he faces a murderous plot and navigates the ambiguous tides of morality. Sail to Treasure Island with Mary Zimmerman for another visually tantalizing and exhilarating adventure.

“This production, aside from being a faithful and skillful adaption of the book, puts the audience in the center of the action in ways that film and television could never muster…Zimmerman has powerfully captured the joy and danger and fantasy of the Stevenson’s novel…Pure fun, a potent coming-of-age story and a rollicking swashbuckler.”—San Francisco Chronicle

Where

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Peet’s Theatre, 2025 Addison Street @ Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 94704

When

April 22–June 19, 2016

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Special events

Low-cost previews

Friday 4/22–Thursday 4/28

Opening Night

Friday 4/29 @ 8pm
Includes a pre-show dinner for donors sponsored by Autumn Press, C.G. di Arie Vineyard & Winery, Folie à Deux, and Hotel Shattuck

Teen Night

Friday 4/22 @ 6:15pm

Free docent events

Docent talks before Tuesday and Thursday evening performances and discussions after all matinees

Post-play discussions

Thursday 5/12, Tuesday 5/17, and Friday 5/20 following the performance

Open captioned performance

Sunday 5/29 @ 2pm

How much

Premium: $67–100 · Section A: $55–87 · Section B: $45–75 (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, email groups@berkeleyrep.org

Tix & info

510 647–2949 · berkeleyrep.org

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