The 2017–18 season

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Starts November 30

Watch on the Rhine

Watch on the Rhine

By Lillian Hellman
Directed by Lisa Peterson
Co-production with the Guthrie Theater
Main Season · Roda Theatre
November 30, 2017–January 14, 2018

Written in 1941 by activist playwright Lillian Hellman, Watch on the Rhine is an all-too-timely examination of moral obligation, sacrifice, and what it means to be American. More info

Coming up in the 2017–18 season

The Second City’s Dysfunctional Holiday Revue

The Second City’s Dysfunctional Holiday Revue

Directed by Anneliese Toft
Special Presentation · Peet’s Theatre
December 5–31, 2017

The Second City’s Dysfunctional Holiday Revue delivers a stocking full of hilarious sketch comedy and their world-famous improvisation with a wicked seasonal slant. No timeless tradition is too sacred to skewer in this festive alternative to the same-old holiday fare! More info

Office Hour

Office Hour

By Julia Cho
Directed by Lisa Peterson
Co-production with Long Wharf Theatre
Limited Season · Peet’s Theatre
February 22–March 25, 2018

After enthralling audiences with Aubergine, Julia Cho returns to Berkeley Rep with a searing story of empathy and redemption that explores otherness and paranoia while revealing our essential human need for connection. More info

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

Part One: Millennium Approaches
Part Two: Perestroika

By Tony Kushner
Directed by Tony Taccone
Main Season · Roda Theatre
April 17–July 22, 2018

Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning masterpiece finally arrives at Berkeley Rep in its entirety—directed by artistic director Tony Taccone in his 20th anniversary season! More info

Pike St.

Pike St.

By Nilaja Sun
Directed by Ron Russell
Main Season · Peet’s Theatre
May 3–June 17, 2018
West Coast premiere

Virtuoso performer Nilaja Sun brings to life vibrant characters of New York’s Lower East Side in a story of tribulation, perseverance, and redemption that also “glows with humor” (New York Times). More info

Gone but not forgotten

Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations

Ain’t Too Proud
The Life and Times of The Temptations

Book by Dominique Morisseau
Music and Lyrics from The Legendary Motown Catalog
Music by arrangement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler
Music Direction & Arrangements by Kenny Seymour
Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo
Directed by Des McAnuff
Limited Season · Roda Theatre
August 31–November 5, 2017
World premiere

An electrifying new musical about the life and times of Billboard’s “greatest R&B group of all time,” with an award-winning creative team and The Temptations’ iconic hit songs and signature dance moves. More info

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

Daniel Handler, the genius behind Lemony Snicket, brings his relentlessly mischievous style to a new play (for adults) that celebrates the endless, comedic chaos of ordinary lives. More info