Conceived and directed by Victoria Thierrée Chaplin, the show features her co-creator daughter Aurelia Thierrée and Jaime Martinez.
In Aurélia's Oratorio, according to production notes, "the impossible happens before your eyes. Aurélia Thierrée literally grew up in the circus and has charmed audiences around the world with this dazzling display of stage illusion. Behind her velvet curtain lies a surreal world of surprises, a topsy-turvy time of tricks and transformations. With dancing, puppetry, acrobatics, and more, Aurélia's Oratorio is an inventive adventure set to a quirky score of chamber music and gypsy jazz."
Berkeley Rep presents the 70-minute spectacle, "a concoction of mystery and fantasy for the whole family," with ArKtype Productions in association with Crying Out Loud U.K.
The creative team includes Thierrée Chaplin (sound and stage design), Laura de Bernadis and Philippe Lacombe (lighting design), and Thierrée Chaplin, Jacques Perdiguez, Veronique Grand, and Monika Schwarzl (costume design).
The show was conceived and directed by Aurélia’s mother, Victoria Thierrée Chaplin, who — along with her husband, Jean Baptiste Thierrée — created Cirque Bonjour, Cirque Imaginaire, and Cirque Invisible, innovative troupes that inspired Cirque du Soleil. Performed in the state-of-the-art Roda Theatre, Aurélia's Oratorio began previews on Dec. 4, 2009, and opened Dec. 9. Tickets to Aurélia's Oratorio start at $33, only $16.50 for anyone under 30 years of age. Berkeley Rep is located at 2015 Addison Street in Berkeley, CA.
To purchase seats, call (510) 647-2949 or (888) 4-BRT-Tix (toll-free), or visit berkeleyrep.org.