Skip to main content


NOV 15–DEC 23, 2023

Many performances are sold out, but we’re still holding low-price orchestra-level seats as part of subscription packages. Subscribe today to ensure you don’t miss the best seats for this captivating hit!


THE SHOW TO SEE THIS SEASON. Crudup creates an entire world of fascinating, flawed people, and at the center of it all is a man whose life is, in a way, theater....
CALE HAS CREATED AN IMPROBABLE BUT HIGHLY ENTERTAINING PLAY with sharp twists and turns peppered with hearty laughs even though it’s not a comedy.
The momentum that Crudup, Cale and Silverman create is SO PROPULSIVE, SO CAPTIVATING THAT THE END COMES FAR TOO QUICKLY.

Chad Jones' Theater Dogs

A CHIEF JOY OF THE SHOW IS TO WATCH THE EMMY- AND TONY AWARD-WINNING [BILLY] CRUDUP divide himself as if by mitosis, slipping between one illusion and another all while barely moving.... He creates a soul at war with itself, each half astonished by its foe.

San Francisco Chronicle


Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor Billy Crudup (Coast of Utopia, No Man’s Land, The Morning Show, Almost Famous) returns to Berkeley Rep in a tour-de-force solo performance helmed by Obie Award-winning director Leigh Silverman (Suffs, Violet, Soft Power, In the Wake). This wickedly funny thriller by Obie Award-winning writer David Cale features the exploits of Philip, an awkward Midwestern man leading an outrageous double life as the cocky Londoner Harry Clarke. He moves to New York City and, posing as the seductive Harry, charms his way into a wealthy family. Soon his impetuous and dangerous behavior threatens to unravel more than his persona. Reprising his acclaimed performance, Crudup has “the time of his life in a sly role terrifically suited to his gifts,” says The New York Times.


Production information

Runtime: One hour and 20 minutes; no intermission

Stage effects advisory: None

Content advisory: Course language; mentions of sexual acts, violence, and drug use


Read digital program



Philip Brugglestein/Harry Clarke | Billy Crudup*


Creative Team

Scenic Design | Alexander Dodge

Costume Design | Kaye Voyce

Lighting Design | Alan C. Edwards

Sound Design | Bart Fasbender

Original Songs | David Cale

Vocal Coach | Deborah Lapidus

Dialect Coaches | Deborah Hecht, Jessica Berman

Stage Manager | Cynthia Cahill*

Assistant Stage Manager | Emily Betts

* Indicates a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional stage actors and stage managers in the United States

Closed captioning Closed captioning

Closed captioning on your smartphone is available for every matinee except Dec 7. See all closed captioning performances. Learn more about our accessibility programs.


Events and extras

Postshow discussions
Join us after the show on Dec 5 or Dec 14 for a postshow discussion, expertly guided by members of Berkeley Rep’s artistic team.

Docent-led postshow discussions
Join your fellow audience members after all matinees for a thought-provoking postshow discussion led by our knowledgeable docents.

Postshow piano bar
Join us in Michael’s Second Act bar after the show on Dec 15 for a piano bar featuring Oakland-based musician and music producer, Julie Wolf. Mingle with fellow audience members and unpack this “wickedly funny thriller” over a cocktail and a song. Doors open at 9:15pm and the drinks and tunes will be flowing till 10:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.


Health and safety

Masks are required for audiences in our theatre on all Sundays (matinees and evenings) and Tuesdays. Masks are encouraged but optional for performances from Wednesday through Saturday. Visit our health and safety page for updates on our requirements for audience members.

Season sponsors

BART Peet's Coffee

Photo by Kevin Berne/Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Emmy and Tony Award winner Billy Crudup stars in David Cale’s Harry Clarke at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

Join our email list
Be the first to hear about our shows, get a jump on tickets, and take advantage of special offers.


By using this site, you agree to our privacy policy.