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

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

The genius behind Lemony Snicket brings his relentlessly mischievous style to a new play for adults. Sarah’s father is dead, her mother is in hysterics, and the new rabbi totally bungled the funeral. To further the absurdity, the ghost of a rabbit hops into her life, pushing her to confront her deepest issues. Fantastical and wise, hilarious and sobering, Imaginary Comforts celebrates ordinary people trying to make sense out of life in the midst of endless, comedic chaos.

Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit was developed in The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work.

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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Premium: $57–97 · Section A: $50–81 · Section B: $30–65
Discount available for anyone under the age of 35

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  • Friday, October 6, 2017

Teen Night begins at 6:30pm at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre. Tickets are $10. Learn more. To reserve your space, call Teen Council at 510 647–2984 or email teencouncil@berkeleyrep.org.

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  • Thursday, October 26, 2017
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