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2019–20 season ticket packages now on sale

We’ve got a new Rep in town!
Join us for Johanna Pfaelzer’s inaugural season

“I am thrilled to bring this eclectic group of artists to the Bay Area for my first season at Berkeley Rep. In putting together this season, it is important to me that the works have the sweeping theatricality and wide range of voices that Berkeley Rep is known for. I want to include artists who think of our Theatre as their creative home, as well as to introduce new storytellers to our audience. These four shows (with more to come very soon!) bring together artists whose voices will be fantastic discoveries for Bay Area theatregoers, like the brilliant and hilarious Jocelyn Bioh, and Francis Turnly, whose work will be seen in the U.S. for the first time with The Great Wave, alongside renowned artists including John Logan, Michael Mayer, The Avett Brothers, and the mad genius of Culture Clash. I can’t wait to begin the conversations with our audience that these artists and their work will launch.”—Incoming Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer

Since 1968, we’ve stood for ambitious art, raw talent, and fearless audiences. Audiences that don’t sit back and watch, they engage. Audiences like you. Join us. Be a subscriber. Be a Rep.

A note on Main Season vs. Limited Season

Main Season shows have longer runs and are included in our 5-play Main Season and 7-play Full Season packages. Limited Season shows have shorter runs and are included in the 7-play Full Season package.

The Great Wave

By Francis Turnly
American premiere
Main Season · Roda Theatre
Fall 2019

An epic new thriller

“And so I’ll live in hope. However long. Until I know for sure. Until I know.”

In a Japanese coastal town in 1979, teenage sisters Hanako and Reiko run onto the beach during a tremendous storm on a dare. Hanako is tragically swept out to sea, while Reiko survives—but recalls seeing three mysterious men on the shoreline. The authorities determine that Hanako has drowned, but her mother insists that her missing daughter is still alive.

Spanning over 20 years and the two vastly different countries of Japan and North Korea, The Great Wave is at once a riveting geopolitical thriller and a powerful story of the unshakable bonds between a mother, a daughter, and a sister who refuse to give up hope.

“Timely. Gripping. A fascinating story.”—Guardian (UK)

“Will bowl you over. A deeply emotional story.”—The Times (London)

School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

By Jocelyn Bioh
Main Season · Roda Theatre
Spring 2020

An infectious comedy with teeth

“Modeling. That’s the plan after I graduate you know. Become the next Iman. College is cute, but I’m thinking about my future realistically.”

Paulina, the reigning queen bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school, has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant and the glamorous life that’s sure to follow. But her plans and even her very reputation are shaken up when Ericka, a new student who’s strikingly beautiful and talented, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter—and Paulina’s hive-minded friends.

Winner of the 2018 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play and the Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award, School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play is a biting comedy that tackles the universal issues of beauty and self-worth that face teenage girls across the globe.

“The nasty-teen comedy genre emerges wonderfully refreshed in a world it never considered.”—New York Times

“Ferociously entertaining and as heartwarming as it is hilarious. Engaging from first minute to last…(even the title is fun.)”—The Hollywood Reporter

Culture Clash (Still) in America

Written and performed by Culture Clash
Richard Montoya, Ricardo Salinas, and Herbert Siguenza
Directed by Lisa Peterson
Main Season · Peet’s Theatre
Spring 2020

Irreverent, thought-provoking social satire

“I walk from the detention center where they take my daughter to the sector here, I ask the ICE officer when I arrive if they have the organic kambuche but he say NO!”

The missionaries of mayhem are back with their unique, badass brand of Chicano satire! Born here in the Bay and Los Angeles-based, Culture Clash first brought their dangerous and subversive version of documentary theatre to Berkeley audiences with Culture Clash in AmeriCCa, gleefully skewering American culture through the lens of the Latino experience.

In this powerful, pointed, and downright hilarious update they turn their razor-sharp wit to everything from pussy hats to MAGA caps, laying down outrageous, biting, and thought-provoking monologues and sketch comedy about the immigrant experience in America right now.

“Culture Clash mines for laughs and, this time, something that cuts a lot deeper.”—Los Angeles Times

“The group’s mission of aiming caustic satire where cultural sanctimony resides certainly feels like a requirement in today’s social climate.”—Orange County Register

Swept Away

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
World premiere
Limited Season · Peet’s Theatre
Summer 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.

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Plus three more plays still to be announced.

Join us in 2019–20

5-play Main Season and 7-play Full Season

3+ play choose-your-own season available soon

Discover the advantages of ticket packages

Subscribe to Berkeley Rep and reward yourself with the best value and a host of benefits.

Your benefits

  • Lock in the consistently lowest prices! Subscribers last season saved as much as 48% off single ticket prices to our biggest shows. And saved even more if they were 65 or older, under 35, or employed in a pre-K through grade 12 environment.
  • Best seats—reserved just for you.
  • Exchange your tickets to attend the same production on a different day up to 90 minutes before your scheduled performance (by phone only, fee applies). Exchange online up to 7pm the night before your show (7pm Sunday for Tuesday performances) at no cost (no fees).
  • Priority access to special events. Past artists have included Fran Lebowitz, John Leguizamo, Anna Deavere Smith, Patrick Stewart, and Ian McKellen.

Subscribers receive additional, exclusive savings

  • Discounts on the purchase of additional single tickets for your guests. Plus, you pay no service charges. And you can exchange these tickets as needed.
  • Special offers from a selection of restaurants around the theatre. Past participating restaurants have included Almare, Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen, Jazzcaffè, La Note, and Platano Salvadoran Cuisine.
  • Save 10% at Berkeley Rep’s School of Theatre! Good for all adult, teen, and youth classes.

All Berkeley Rep patrons enjoy these free resources and events

  • Our popular liner notes email arrives in your inbox days before your show to give you interesting insights from our dramaturg, plus all the goods to guarantee a great visit.
  • Our glossy, color program is packed with fascinating, in-depth articles. It’s also available online, free.
  • Docent presentations 55 minutes before every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening and Sunday matinee performance during each show’s regular run. Post-show docent-led discussions follow all matinees.
  • Actor Q & A’s after select performances.

Get the best deals and the most perks

When you subscribe to our 5-play Main Season or 7-play Full Season subscription packages, you demonstrate your support for our diverse programming and make it possible for us to continue to bring you powerful stories by incredible artists.

You’ll enjoy

  • The best tickets prices: Save the most over single ticket prices as a “thank you” for your support.
  • The best seats: Access to premium seats (subject to availability, of course) and guaranteed priority seating before the general public and choose-your-own subscribers.
  • The most consistent experience: The same seats for every Main Season show in each theatre—which you can keep from year to year.
  • And all the other advantages of being a subscriber.

5-play Main Season

See the longer-running shows Johanna has selected for her first season.

Your package includes

  • The Great Wave, School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, Culture Clash (Still) in America, and two more yet-to-be-announced shows.

7-play Full Season

See everything Johanna has selected for her first season!

Your package includes

  • Everything in the 5-play Main Season, plus the Limited Season productions of Swept Away and a yet-to-be-announced show.

See the seven plays in our Full Season

Renewing 7-play subscribers, log in to your account here to renew online.

Renewing 3+ choose-your-own subscribers and new subscribers, select a Full Season subscription package from the list below.

Performance Premium A B Discounts available (see details below)
Preview (Tue 8pm · Wed 7pm · Thu 8pm) * $357 $308 $189  
Preview (Fri 8pm · Sat 8pm) * $399 $329 $210  
Preview (Sun 7pm) * $371 $322 $196  
Tuesday 8pm $441 $357 $238 Educator · Under 35
Wednesday 7pm $441 $357 $238 Under 35
Thursday 2pm ** $455 $375 $256 Senior · Under 35
Thursday 8pm $462 $378 $266 Under 35
Friday 8pm $539 $469 $364 Educator · Under 35
Saturday 2pm $490 $420 $301 Senior · Under 35
Saturday 8pm $623 $518 $385 Under 35
Sunday 2pm $490 $420 $301 Senior · Under 35
Sunday 7pm $490 $420 $301 Educator · Under 35

* Preview subscriptions available to 7-play Full Season subscribers only.
** There are no Thursday matinees for the two Limited Season shows: Swept Away and a yet-to-be-announced show. For the Limited Season you will be scheduled for a Saturday or Sunday matinee.
Please note: Seating in some sections is extremely limited. If we are unable to accommodate your first choice, we will seat you in the next-best price section.

See the five plays in our Main Season

Renewing 5-play subscribers, log in to your account here to renew online.

Renewing 3+ choose-your-own subscribers and new subscribers, select a Main Season subscription package from the list below.

Performance Premium A B Discounts available (see details below)
Tuesday 8pm $315 $255 $170 Educator · Under 35
Wednesday 7pm $315 $255 $170 Under 35
Thursday 2pm $315 $255 $170 Senior · Under 35
Thursday 8pm $330 $270 $190 Under 35
Friday 8pm $385 $335 $260 Educator · Under 35
Saturday 2pm $350 $300 $215 Senior · Under 35
Saturday 8pm $445 $370 $275 Under 35
Sunday 2pm $350 $300 $215 Senior · Under 35
Sunday 7pm $350 $300 $215 Educator · Under 35

Please note: Seating in some sections is extremely limited. If we are unable to accommodate your first choice, we will seat you in the next-best price section.

Discounts available

Previews
The first performances of each subscription show are previews. We’re still fine-tuning the show. Previews are perfect for adventurous theatregoers who want to get in early on the creative conversation.

Under 35
Save 50% on tickets to any performance. Not available for previews or opening night. Proof of eligibility is required for each discounted subscription ordered.

Senior (65+)
Receive $5 discount per play on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday matinee subscription packages. Proof of eligibility is required for each discounted subscription ordered.

Pre-K–12 educator & employee
Select seats in sections A or B—you and a friend save up to 30% on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday evening performances. Not available for previews. Proof of eligibility is required for each discounted subscription ordered.

We reserve the right to change prices, plays, and dates in order to bring you extraordinary theatre.

Choose-your-own

3+ play Choose-your-own season available soonMaximum flexibility on your own terms.

Choose-your-own packages will be available after we announce the remaining plays of the 2019–20 subscription season. Check back (or better yet, sign up for our email list)!

If you desire more flexibility (and don’t mind paying a bit more), our 3+ play packages offer the utmost in flexibility, allowing you not only to select the specific plays you want in your package, but also to vary your performance day/time and pricing section.

You’ll still enjoy

  • Great savings: Consistent savings off single ticket prices.
  • Early-bird seating: Preferred seating before the general public.
  • And all the other advantages of being a subscriber.

Please note: Your seats will vary from show to show.


Discounts available

Under 35
Save 50% on tickets to any performance. Not available for previews or opening night. Proof of eligibility is required for each discounted subscription ordered.

Senior (65+)
Choose five or more plays—receive $5 discount per play on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday matinees. Proof of eligibility is required for each discounted subscription ordered. Not available online—please call the box office.

Pre-K–12 educator & employee
Choose five or more plays, and select seats in sections A or B—you and a friend save up to 30% on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday evening performances. Not available for previews. Proof of eligibility is required for each discounted subscription ordered. Not available online—please call the box office.

Choose-your-own packages will be available after all seven season shows are announced. For the best seats and savings, see our Full Season (7-play) and Main Season (5-play) packages!

We reserve the right to change prices, plays, and dates in order to bring you extraordinary theatre.

 

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