Press kit: 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

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10/27/16: Berkeley Rep Presents the American Premiere of 946

Berkeley Rep Presents the American Premiere of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

Production marks the return of Emma Rice and Kneehigh to Berkeley Rep

Berkeley Rep today announced the American premiere of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips adapted by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse) and Emma Rice, with Rice also directing. Presented in association with Kneehigh and Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 946 begins previews on Friday, December 2 and runs until Sunday, January 15. Individual tickets start at $29 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone, 510 647–2949. Press night will be on Wednesday, December 7.

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The cast of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips at Berkeley Rep.

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Adebayo Bolaji (Blues Man) and Katy Owen (Lily) in 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips at Berkeley Rep.

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Katy Owen (Lily) in 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips at Berkeley Rep.

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Nandi Bhebhe (Harry) in 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips at Berkeley Rep.

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Mike Shephard (Grandpa) and Katy Owen (Lily) in 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips at Berkeley Rep.

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Katy Owen (Lily) in 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Ncuti Gatwa (Adi) and Nandi Bhebhe (Harry) in 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips at Berkeley Rep.

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Who

Adapted by Michael Morpurgo and Emma Rice
Directed by Emma Rice

Cast members include

Nandi Bhebhe (Tips the Cat/Harry), Seamas Carey (Musician), Emma Darlow (Madame Bounine), Ncuti Gatwa (Adi), Kyla Goodey (Lily’s Mum), Chris Jared (Grandad Present/Vicar/Lily’s Dad), Pat Moran (Music Director/Musician), Katy Owen (Lily Tregenza), Mike Shepherd (Grandma Present/Grandad Past), Adam Sopp (Boowie/Barry), Akpore Uzoh (Blues Man/Old Adi), and Ewan Wardrop (Lord Something-or-Others/Mrs Turner)

Creative team includes

Lez Brotherston (scenic designer and costumes), Malcolm Rippeth (lighting designer), and Simon Baker (sound designer)

What

The theatrical alchemists who brought us Tristan & Yseult and The Wild Bride return with a tender new coming-of-age tale that uncovers the secrets behind World War II’s D-Day landings. In the idyllic seaside village of Slapton, the lives of Lily, her family, and her fiercely independent cat Tips are barely touched by war…until American soldiers occupy their house and land. With swingin’ live music, enchanting puppetry, and signature stage sorcery, Emma Rice conjures a story of love, war, and prejudice that crosses borders both geographical and generational.

Where

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

When

December 2, 2016–January 15, 2017

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Special events

Low-cost previews

Friday 12/2 @ 8pm; Saturday 12/3 @ 8pm; Sunday 12/4 @ 2pm and 7pm; and Tuesday 12/6 @ 8pm

Opening Night

Wednesday 12/7 @ 8pm
Includes a pre-show dinner, beginning at 5:30pm for donors. Event sponsored by Autumn Press, Hafner Vineyard, Folie à Deux, and Hotel Shattuck Plaza.

Teen Night

Friday 12/2 @ 6:30pm

Free docent events

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

Post-play discussions

Thursday 12/22, Tuesday 12/27, and Friday 1/6 following the performance

Open captioned performance

Sunday 1/15 @ 2pm

How much

Premium: $57–97 · Section A: $50–81 · Section B: $29–65 (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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