By Jackie Sibblies Drury
Directed by Sarah Benson
Choreography by Raja Feather Kelly
In association with Soho Rep.
Limited Season · Peet’s Theatre
October 4–November 4, 2018
World premiere production
“Dazzling…If you see it—and you must—you will not be comfortable…a glorious, scary reminder of the unmatched power of live theater to rattle, rile, and shake us wide awake.”—New York Times
Witness the work of Jackie Sibblies Drury—one of the brightest voices in American theatre today—as she tackles our thorniest questions about society and race in a fully unpredictable and thrilling theatrical experience.
It begins simply enough: It’s Grandma’s birthday, and Beverly needs the family’s celebration to be perfect. But her husband is no help, her brother hasn’t arrived, and her teenage daughter may be in trouble. What’s more, they are being watched…and judged. Soon, the attitudes and assumptions of these watchers begin to manifest in the family’s celebration, forcing them to fight for their very identities.
Join us after all performances of Fairview for a post-show discussion with Berkeley Rep staff, docents, and artists.
Fairview was originally commissioned by Berkeley Rep and Soho Rep., and 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.
Fairview includes smoke, haze, and strobe effects. If there are any other health advisories, we’ll post them as soon as they are available. Berkeley Rep offers an advisory about any stage effect of potential concern to patrons’ health. We don’t offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any concerns about content, please contact the box office.
Current ticket prices
Premium: $57–97 · Section A: $50–81 · Section B: $30–65
We offer special pricing to patrons under 35, groups of 10+, military personnel, and more. Check out all our discounts.
Prices are subject to change at any time. Generally, your best bet is to buy early. Weeknight tickets tend to cost less than weekends. For the consistently lowest prices, see any three or more subscription plays.
Docent talks and discussions
Pre-show docent talks
Meet us in the Theatre 55 minutes before the show on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings and Sunday matinees for an engrossing presentation about your subscription-season play. Hear about the playwright’s perspective, dive into the historical context, and discover why the script is relevant right now. Each 25-minute talk includes plenty of time for your questions.
Post-show docent-led discussions
Join your fellow audience members after all matinees and share your thoughts on the show.
Teen Night gives local teens the opportunity to meet for dinner and a behind-the-scenes discussion with a member of the artistic team before attending each subscription-season production at an extremely discounted price.
- Friday, October 5, 2018
Teen Night begins at 6:30pm at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre. Learn more and reserve your space.
Actor Q & A’s
Stick around after the show on select Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights for lively Q & A sessions with our artists.
- Friday, October 19, 2018
- Tuesday, October 23, 2018
- Thursday, November 1, 2018
And join us after all the other performances of Fairview for a post-show discussion with Berkeley Rep staff, docents, and artists.