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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

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.

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