The 2015–16 Season

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For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons

For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday

By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Les Waters
Main Season · Roda Theatre
May 20–July 2, 2016
West Coast Premiere

Celebrated collaborators Sarah Ruhl and Les Waters bring us a fanciful and moving look at growing up versus growing old within a family. In the wake of their father’s death, five siblings are driven to reconnect with childhood dreams and confront the inevitability of the passage of time. More info

John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons

Written and performed by John Leguizamo
Directed by Tony Taccone
Co-production with the Public Theater
Special Presentation · Peet’s Theatre
July 1–August 14, 2016
World Premiere

Emmy- and Obie Award-winning performer John Leguizamo attempts to teach his son (and the rest of us) about the marginalization of Latinos in U.S. history and the vital roles they played in building this country, breaking down 3,000 years into 90 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark comedic style. More info

Coming up in the 2015–16 season



Written and performed by Sarah Jones
Directed by Carolyn Cantor
Special workshop presentation · Osher Studio
July 19–31, 2016

Tony Award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones (Bridge & Tunnel) returns to Berkeley Rep as a dazzling medley of characters in Sell/Buy/Date, an exuberant new show inspired by the real-life experiences of people affected by the sex industry. More info

Gone but not forgotten

Amélie, A New Musical

Amélie, A New Musical

Book by Craig Lucas
Music by Daniel Messé
Lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Daniel Messé
Musical direction by Kimberly Grigsby
Musical staging and choreography by Sam Pinkleton
Directed by Pam MacKinnon
Limited Season · Roda Theatre
August 29–October 18, 2015
World Premiere

Amélie captured our hearts in the five-time Academy Award-nominated film. Now she comes to the stage in an inventive and captivating new musical. More info

Pirates of Penzance

The Hypocrites’ Pirates of Penzance

Book by W.S. Gilbert
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Directed and adapted by Sean Graney
Co-adapted by Kevin O’Donnell
Co-directed by Thrisa Hodits
Music direction by Andra Velis Simon
Limited Season · Osher Studio
October 16–December 20, 2015

This buoyant, award-winning Pirates of Penzance by Chicago theatre rebels The Hypocrites is “spirited, affectionate, and nearly irresistible,” says the Boston Globe. More info



By Ayad Akhtar
Directed by Kimberly Senior
Produced in association with Goodman Theatre and Seattle Repertory Theatre
Main Season · Roda Theatre
November 6–December 27, 2015
West Coast Premiere

An engrossing and combustible drama that probes the complexity of identity, the place of faith in today’s world, and the hidden prejudices still alive in liberal society. Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. More info



By Julia Cho
Directed by Tony Taccone
Main Season · Peet’s Theatre
February 5–March 27, 2016
World Premiere

A bittersweet and moving meditation on family, forgiveness, and the things that nourish us. When language fails, when the past fades, the perfect meal transcends time and culture and says more than words ever can. More info



By William Shakespeare
Directed by Daniel Sullivan
Main Season · Roda Theatre
February 19–April 10, 2016

Conleth Hill (Lord Varys in Game of Thrones) and Frances McDormand (Olive Kitteridge) star as the notorious couple in Shakespeare’s murderous play about the lust for power and the fickleness of fate. More info

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Adapted and directed by Mary Zimmerman
From the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson
Co-production with Lookingglass Theatre Company
Main Season · Peet’s Theatre
April 22–June 19, 2016
West Coast Premiere

Sail to Treasure Island with Mary Zimmerman for another visually tantalizing and exhilarating adventure. More info