Press kit: Office Hour

Office Hour

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12/21/17: Berkeley Rep Presents Office Hour

Berkeley Rep Presents Office Hour

Provocative new play by acclaimed playwright Julia Cho

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is proud to present Office Hour by playwright Julia Cho and directed by Berkeley Rep’s associate director, Lisa Peterson. A co-production with Long Wharf Theatre, Office Hour begins previews on Thursday, February 22 and runs through Sunday, March 25. Individual tickets start at $30 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone, 510 647–2949. Press night will be on Thursday, March 1.

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Jackie Chung (Gina) in Julia Cho’s Office Hour, directed by Lisa Peterson. A co-production with Long Wharf Theatre.

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Jackie Chung (Gina) and Daniel Chung (Dennis) in Julia Cho’s Office Hour, directed by Lisa Peterson. A co-production with Long Wharf Theatre.

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Julia Cho, playwright of Office Hour

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Lisa Peterson, director of Office Hour

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Who

Written by Julia Cho
Directed by Lisa Peterson

Cast members include

Daniel Chung (Dennis), Jackie Chung (Gina), Jeremy Kahn (David), and Kerry Warren (Genevieve)

Creative team includes

Matt Saunders (scenic designer), Maggie Morgan (costume designer), Scott Zielinski (lighting designer), and Rob Kaplowitz (sound designer)

What

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.

Where

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

When

February 22–March 25, 2018

Office Hour calendar

Special events

Teen Night

Friday 2/23 @ 6:30pm

Opening Night

Thursday 3/1 @ 8pm
Includes a pre-show dinner beginning at 5:30pm for donors on the Roda Stage. Event sponsored by Robert Meyer’s Mangia/Nosh, Autumn Press, Hafner Vineyard, and Ramsay Winery.

Free docent events

Docent talks before Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening and Sunday matinee performances, and discussions after all matinees

Post-play discussions

Following all performances

Open captioned performance

Sunday 3/25 @ 2pm

How much

Premium: $57–97 · Section A: $50–81 · Section B: $30–65 (subject to change)

Discounts

  • Half-price tickets available for anyone under 35 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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