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Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool

Written and performed by MIKE BIRBIGLIA
Directed by SETH BARRISH
Roda Theatre

JAN 4–23, 2022
Priority on sale NOW AVAILABLE
General on sale OCT 26, 2021

On the heels of his award-winning Broadway show The New One, comedian and storyteller Mike Birbiglia returns to Berkeley Rep with a tale of life, death, and his visits to a highly chlorinated YMCA pool. Like all of Birbiglia’s shows, it blends absurd jokes and surprising stories for what amounts to one single story. It’s a rumination on middle age that celebrates life while making detours into pizza math, pulmonary tests, and glass jars of peanut M&M’s.

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