The 2017–18 season

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Mike Birbiglia: The New One extended Tour the Peet’s Theatre with Mike Every ticket includes a drink

Mike Birbiglia: The New One

Written and performed by Mike Birbiglia
Special Presentation · Peet’s Theatre
August 2–27, 2017

Neil Genzlinger of the New York Times called Mike Birbiglia’s recent show Thank God for Jokes “the best night I’ve spent in a theatre in a very long time.” In The New One the award-winning comedian approaches an entirely new subject in a new way with the same heart and humor we’ve come to expect. Do not miss the new one. It may be the best one. More info

Coming up in the 2017–18 season

Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations

Ain’t Too Proud
The Life and Times of The Temptations

Book by Dominique Morisseau
Music and Lyrics from The Legendary Motown Catalog
Music by arrangement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler
Music Direction & Arrangements by Kenny Seymour
Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo
Directed by Des McAnuff
Limited Season · Roda Theatre
August 31–October 8, 2017
World premiere

An electrifying new musical about the life and times of Billboard’s “greatest R&B group of all time,” with an award-winning creative team and The Temptations’ iconic hit songs and signature dance moves. More info

Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit

Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit

By Daniel Handler
Directed by Tony Taccone
Main Season · Peet’s Theatre
October 5–November 19, 2017
World premiere

Daniel Handler, the genius behind Lemony Snicket, brings his relentlessly mischievous style to a new play (for adults) that celebrates the endless, comedic chaos of ordinary lives. More info

Watch on the Rhine

Watch on the Rhine

By Lillian Hellman
Directed by Lisa Peterson
Co-production with the Guthrie Theater
Main Season · Roda Theatre
November 17–December 31, 2017

Written in 1941 by activist playwright Lillian Hellman, Watch on the Rhine is an all-too-timely examination of moral obligation, sacrifice, and what it means to be American. More info

Office Hour

Office Hour

By Julia Cho
Directed by Lisa Peterson
Co-production with Long Wharf Theatre
Limited Season · Peet’s Theatre
February 22–March 25, 2018

After enthralling audiences with Aubergine, Julia Cho returns to Berkeley Rep with a searing story of empathy and redemption that explores otherness and paranoia while revealing our essential human need for connection. More info

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

Part One: Millennium Approaches
Part Two: Perestroika

By Tony Kushner
Directed by Tony Taccone
Main Season · Roda Theatre
April 17–July 22, 2018

Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning masterpiece finally arrives at Berkeley Rep in its entirety—directed by artistic director Tony Taccone in his 20th anniversary season! More info

Pike St.

Pike St.

By Nilaja Sun
Directed by Ron Russell
Main Season · Peet’s Theatre
May 3–June 17, 2018
West Coast premiere

Virtuoso performer Nilaja Sun brings to life vibrant characters of New York’s Lower East Side in a story of tribulation, perseverance, and redemption that also “glows with humor” (New York Times). More info