Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool
Written and performed by MIKE BIRBIGLIA
Directed by SETH BARRISH
JAN 4–23, 2022
Running time: 70 min, no intermission
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.
Photo by Sasha Israel