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Tagged with: Berkeley Rep

Naming the wave: Christina Anderson’s ‘the ripple’ dives into deep waters

World premiere multigenerational drama at Berkeley Rep swims through acts of righteous rebellion

In ‘Sanctuary City,’ the teetering fates of two star-crossed DREAMers

Martyna Majok’s play at Berkeley Rep offers a damning, impressionistic view of immigration policy post-9/11

85-minute lipsync becomes theater star’s joy in ‘Dana H.’

Jordan Baker speaks to the rigor involved in portraying the true-life tale of a chaplain counselor's five-month abduction.

‘Octet’ unleashes the demons of Internet obsession, in song

With a solid cast, Dave Molloy's play at Berkeley Rep takes on addiction to 24/7 digital culture—but should come with a tl;dr

Review: Vivid ‘Passing Strange’ gets a timely revival from Shotgun Players

Stew's 2007 musical is an essential expansion of Black representation—stretched out, however, it loses some power

Review: Navigating a matriarch’s dementia (with a sitcom air) in ‘Dot’

Colman Domingo's warm 2019 play at New Conservatory is headed for TV, but needs to work out some tonal kinks.

Review: ‘Swept Away’—bluegrass shanties on high seas, until a shocking twist

John Logan and the Avett Brothers' new musical at Berkeley Rep is near-perfection—but maybe should come with a warning.

Review: Berkeley Rep reopens with fluffy ‘Wintertime’

The company's welcome return is a farce full of slamming doors and convoluted coupling that never quite snowballs.

‘Respect’ director spotlights Aretha Franklin’s mighty activism

Former Berkeley Rep director Liesl Tommy grew up under South African apartheid, values music's transformative power

Screen star Colman Domingo revisits Bay Area roots for Mime Troupe celebration

The very hot actor on Chadwick Boseman, 'Nash Bridges,' and his powerful work with the Troupe's Youth Theatre Project