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Book by JOHN LOGAN
Music and lyrics by THE AVETT BROTHERS
Music arrangements and orchestrations by CHRIS MILLER AND BRIAN USIFER
Choreography by DAVID NEUMANN
Directed by MICHAEL MAYER
World premiere
Peet’s Theatre

JAN 9–FEB 13, 2022
Priority on sale OCT 15, 2021
General on sale OCT 28, 2021

Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) blew the roof off Berkeley Rep in 2009 with Green Day’s American Idiot. Now he returns with a captivating world premiere musical, this time featuring a book by Tony Award-winning stage and screen writer John Logan (Red, Broadway’s Moulin Rouge!, Skyfall, Gladiator), and music and lyrics by “America’s biggest roots band” (Rolling Stone) and multiple Grammy Award nominee The Avett Brothers.

1888, off the coast of New Bedford, MA. When a violent storm sinks their whaling ship, the four surviving souls—a young man in search of adventure, his older brother who has sworn to protect him, a captain at the end of a long career at sea, and a worldly first mate who has fallen from grace—each face a reckoning: How far will I go to stay alive? And can I live with the consequences?

Produced by special arrangement with Matthew Masten, Sean Hudock, and Madison Wells Live.

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Season sponsors

BART Peet's Coffee

Executive sponsor

The Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Philanthropic Fund

Sponsor

Schwab Charitable

Swept Away is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.

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