The 2014–15 Season

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Red Hot Patriot

Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

By Margaret Engel and Allison Engel
Directed by David Esbjornson
Featuring Kathleen Turner
Main Season · Roda Theatre
November 21, 2014–January 4, 2015

In her Berkeley Rep debut, two-time Tony and Oscar nominee Kathleen Turner is all smarts and sass as the brassy, sharp-witted journalist and best-selling author, recounting her political rants and personal reflections with a liberal dose of piss and vinegar. “Absolutely wonderful, entertaining and illuminating,” lauds Huffington Post.

X’s and O’s (A Football Love Story)

X’s and O’s (A Football Love Story)

By KJ Sanchez with Jenny Mercein
Directed by Tony Taccone
Main Season · Thrust Stage
January 16–March 1, 2015
World Premiere

Based on brutally honest and heartrending interviews with players, their families, and their fans about traumatic brain injuries and their impact on football, X’s and O’s (A Football Love Story) is a gripping new play commissioned by Berkeley Rep that takes an unflinching look at the lives and loves around this singularly American sport—and the lingering questions it asks of us all.

Tartuffe

Tartuffe

By Molière
Adapted by David Ball
Directed by Dominique Serrand
A co-production with South Coast Repertory and Shakespeare Theatre Company
Limited Season · Roda Theatre
March 13–April 12, 2015

“As spellbinding as a deadly snake charmed from its basket…” This modern interpretation of Molière’s most popular play—featuring a hypnotic Steven Epp as the deceitful hypocrite—is as intense and incisive as the day it was written, and just as entertaining. “Both brooding drama and zippy farce…a stylistic triumph,” says the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Head of Passes

Head of Passes

By Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Tina Landau
Main Season · Thrust Stage
April 10–May 24, 2015
West Coast Premiere

“Unbelievably powerful…beautiful…an extraordinary play,” raves WBEZ Radio. MacArthur “Genius” Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney and preeminent director Tina Landau team up for this poignant and poetic new play about the journey of family and faith, trial and tribulation—coming straight from its acclaimed world premiere in Chicago.

One Man, Two Guvnors

One Man, Two Guvnors

By Richard Bean
Directed by David Ivers
Main Season · Roda Theatre
May 8–June 21, 2015
West Coast Premiere

Join Francis in the fun as he leads you through this topsy-turvy world of love triangles and mistaken identities. It’s more than a sassy update of Carlo Goldoni’s classic knee-slapper, A Servant of Two Masters. It’s a brilliantly delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues. “Gut-busting,” says the Hollywood Reporter.

Gone but not forgotten

An Audience with Meow Meow

An Audience with Meow Meow

Written by and starring Meow Meow
Choreography by Tiger Martina
Music supervision by Lance Horne
Adapted and directed by Emma Rice
Main Season · Roda Theatre
September 5–October 19, 2014
World Premiere

An Audience with Meow Meow has it all: sizzling songs, blow-torch wit, dancing boys, and a spectacular set—and a story of a celebrated diva teetering on the curtain’s edge of dreams and reality.