1. A hilarious look at ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS

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    For tickets and more information: berkeleyrep.org/season/1415/8250.asp By Richard Bean / Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni / With songs by Grant Olding / Directed by David Ivers Main Season · Roda Theatre / May 8–June 21, 2015 / West Coast Premiere Welcome to swingin’ England. The disarming and doltish Francis Henshall finds himself trapped by farce into working for two bosses—who are connected to each other in wildly improbable ways. He just has to keep them from discovering each other. Easy, right? Inspired insanity, high-low antics, and nimble wordplay ensue—all backed by live musicians paying homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four. Join Francis in the fun as he leads you through this topsy-turvy world of love triangles and mistaken identities. It’s more than a sassy update of Carlo Goldoni’s classic knee-slapper, "The Servant of Two Masters." It’s a brilliantly delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues.

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    • An unscheduled "audience engagement" during ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS at Berkeley Rep

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      William Connell (who plays Stanley in ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS) surprised the audience - not mention his girlfriend Hanley Smith - with an onstage proposal at the end of the show!

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      • “Nonstop entertainment:” Get a sneak peek at ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS!

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        For tickets and more information: http://www.berkeleyrep.org/season/1415/8250.asp By Richard Bean / Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni / With songs by Grant Olding / Directed by David Ivers Main Season · Roda Theatre / May 8–June 21, 2015 / West Coast Premiere Welcome to swingin’ England. The disarming and doltish Francis Henshall finds himself trapped by farce into working for two bosses—who are connected to each other in wildly improbable ways. He just has to keep them from discovering each other. Easy, right? Inspired insanity, high-low antics, and nimble wordplay ensue—all backed by live musicians paying homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four. Join Francis in the fun as he leads you through this topsy-turvy world of love triangles and mistaken identities. It’s more than a sassy update of Carlo Goldoni’s classic knee-slapper, "The Servant of Two Masters." It’s a brilliantly delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues.

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        • Behind the Scenes of "Head of Passes": playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney and director Tina Landau in conversation

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          For tickets and more information: http://www.berkeleyrep.org/season/1415/8247.asp By Tarell Alvin McCraney / Directed by Tina Landau Main Season · Thrust Stage / April 10–May 24, 2015 / West Coast Premiere MacArthur “Genius” Award-winning Tarell Alvin McCraney pens a poignant and poetic new play about the journey of family and faith, trial and tribulation. In a dilapidated house near the ever-shifting mouth of the Mississippi, Shelah’s family gathers on a stormy night for her birthday—bringing ghosts and secrets of the past with them. As her roof buckles under the weight of the rain, Shelah’s convictions begin to wash away, leaving her to excavate the truths buried below. Directed by the preeminent Tina Landau in her Berkeley Rep debut, the riveting Head of Passes comes to the Bay Area straight from its acclaimed world premiere in Chicago.

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          • "Head of Passes" playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney on faith

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            For tickets and more information: http://www.berkeleyrep.org/season/1415/8247.asp By Tarell Alvin McCraney / Directed by Tina Landau Main Season · Thrust Stage / April 10–May 24, 2015 / West Coast Premiere MacArthur “Genius” Award-winning Tarell Alvin McCraney pens a poignant and poetic new play about the journey of family and faith, trial and tribulation. In a dilapidated house near the ever-shifting mouth of the Mississippi, Shelah’s family gathers on a stormy night for her birthday—bringing ghosts and secrets of the past with them. As her roof buckles under the weight of the rain, Shelah’s convictions begin to wash away, leaving her to excavate the truths buried below. Directed by the preeminent Tina Landau in her Berkeley Rep debut, the riveting Head of Passes comes to the Bay Area straight from its acclaimed world premiere in Chicago.

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            • Critical Response & Audience Reactions to "Head of Passes" at Berkeley Rep

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              For tickets and more information: http://www.berkeleyrep.org/season/1415/8247.asp By Tarell Alvin McCraney / Directed by Tina Landau Main Season · Thrust Stage / April 10–May 24, 2015 / West Coast Premiere MacArthur “Genius” Award-winning Tarell Alvin McCraney pens a poignant and poetic new play about the journey of family and faith, trial and tribulation. In a dilapidated house near the ever-shifting mouth of the Mississippi, Shelah’s family gathers on a stormy night for her birthday—bringing ghosts and secrets of the past with them. As her roof buckles under the weight of the rain, Shelah’s convictions begin to wash away, leaving her to excavate the truths buried below. Directed by the preeminent Tina Landau in her Berkeley Rep debut, the riveting Head of Passes comes to the Bay Area straight from its acclaimed world premiere in Chicago.

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              • Berkeley Rep "One Man, Two Guvnors" 15 second spot

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                By Richard Bean Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni With songs by Grant Olding Directed by David Ivers Main Season · Roda Theatre May 8–June 21, 2015 West Coast Premiere Welcome to swingin’ England. The disarming and doltish Francis Henshall finds himself trapped by farce into working for two bosses—who are connected to each other in wildly improbable ways. He just has to keep them from discovering each other. Easy, right? Inspired insanity, high-low antics, and nimble wordplay ensue—all backed by live musicians paying homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four. Join Francis in the fun as he leads you through this topsy-turvy world of love triangles and mistaken identities. It’s more than a sassy update of Carlo Goldoni’s classic knee-slapper, "The Servant of Two Masters." It’s a brilliantly delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues.

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                • Tartuffe at Berkeley Rep, 15 seconds

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                  By Molière Adapted by David Ball Directed by Dominique Serrand A co-production with South Coast Repertory and Shakespeare Theatre Company Limited Season · Roda Theatre March 13–April 12, 2015 Running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission

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                  • Tartuffe at Berkeley Rep, Introduced by Tony Taccone

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                    For tickets and more details, visit: http://www.berkeleyrep.org/season/1415/8244.asp “As spellbinding as a deadly snake charmed from its basket…” That’s just one of the accolades for Steven Epp and Dominique Serrand’s provocative and enjoyable revival of Molière’s satire on religious hypocrisy. A seemingly pious Tartuffe ingratiates himself to the wealthy Orgon, gaining access to the old man’s house and throwing his family into chaos. As Orgon falls for the scoundrel’s ruse, Tartuffe’s deceit takes a dangerous turn. Berkeley Rep audiences fell in love with the impish Epp and esteemed director Serrand when they delighted us with such legendary shows as The Miser. This modern interpretation of Molière’s most popular play—featuring a hypnotic Epp in the title role—is as intense and incisive as the day it was written, and just as entertaining. By Molière Adapted by David Ball Directed by Dominique Serrand A co-production with South Coast Repertory and Shakespeare Theatre Company Limited Season · Roda Theatre March 13–April 12, 2015

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                    • Excerpts & Critical Response to X's and O's (A Football Love Story) at Berkeley Rep

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                      VIsit http://www.berkeleyrep.org/season/1415/8241.asp for tickets and more information. Are you ready for some football? American identity and our love of the game meet head-on in this world premiere commissioned by Berkeley Rep and directed by Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone. Our singularly American sport is intricately woven into our culture and rituals, yet its traumatic effect on players and their families has us reexamining its place in our country’s story. Playwright and football superfan KJ Sanchez, along with Jenny Mercein, brings us a fascinating and hard-hitting docudrama—based on interviews with players, their families, and their fans—that examines our country’s passion for a sport that is both generous and dangerous, life-giving yet lethal. X’s and O’s (A Football Love Story) is as visceral, emotional, and as highly theatrical as the game itself. By KJ Sanchez with Jenny Mercein Directed by Tony Taccone Main Season · Thrust Stage January 16–March 1, 2015 World Premiere Running time: 85 minutes, no intermission

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