Book by John Logan
Music and lyrics by The Avett Brothers
Music arrangements and orchestrations by Chris Miller and Brian Usifer
Directed by Michael Mayer
Limited Season · Peet’s Theatre
June 14–July 26, 2020
A haunting musical tale of the sea, sacrifice, and salvation
“What do you do when you’re so lost even God can’t see you?”
Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) blew the roof off Berkeley Rep in 2009 with Green Day’s American Idiot. Now he returns with a captivating world premiere musical, this time featuring a book by Tony Award-winning stage and screen writer John Logan (Red, Broadway’s Moulin Rouge!, Skyfall, Gladiator), and music and lyrics by “America’s biggest roots band” (Rolling Stone) and multiple Grammy Award nominee The Avett Brothers.
1888, off the coast of New Bedford, MA. When a violent storm sinks their whaling ship, the four surviving souls—a young man in search of adventure, his older brother who has sworn to protect him, a captain at the end of a long career at sea, and a worldly first mate who has fallen from grace—each face a reckoning: How far will I go to stay alive? And can I live with the consequences?
Produced by special arrangement with Matthew Masten and Sean Hudock.
We do not expect this show to include an intermission. We’ll update this information, and add running time, once we have confirmation.
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Current ticket prices
Premium: $70–115 · Section A: $55–100 · Section B: $40–85
30% discount available for anyone under the age of 35
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Actor Q & A’s
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- Friday, July 3, 2020
- Tuesday, July 7, 2020
- Thursday, July 16, 2020