The 2014–15 Season

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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.

Party People

Party People

By UNIVERSES (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, and William Ruiz, aka Ninja)
Developed and directed by Liesl Tommy
Limited Season · Thrust Stage
October 17–November 30, 2014

In this high-wattage fusion of story and song, the theatre ensemble UNIVERSES rocks and unlocks the radical and complicated legacy of the Black Panthers and the Young Lords.

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 11, 2015

Two-time Tony and Oscar nominee Kathleen Turner is all smarts and sass as the brassy, sharp-witted political journalist. “Wonderful, entertaining and illuminating,” raves 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

This gripping world premiere commissioned by Berkeley Rep examines our country’s passion for a sport that is both generous and dangerous. It’s as visceral, emotional, and as highly theatrical as the game itself.

The Pianist of Willesden Lane

The Pianist of Willesden Lane

Based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen
Adapted and directed by Hershey Felder
Special Presentation · Roda Theatre
February 3–22, 2015

Mona Golabek performs some of the world’s most beautiful music, live—as she relates the real-life legacy of her mother’s quest to survive the Nazi regime. “An astonishing tour de force” lauds the San Francisco Chronicle.