Directed by Gordon Edelstein, who also staged the show's world premiere in New Haven, Coming Home begins previews on the intimate Thrust Stage on Jan. 15, 2010, opens on Jan. 20 and closes Feb. 28, 2010.
From South Africa's major theatrical voice (Master Harold…and the boys) comes this new play. "Ten years after running off to the city to pursue her dreams, Veronica returns in rags," according to Berkeley Rep. "Among her meager belongings, she carries a desperate secret — and determination to plant the seeds of a new life for her son. In Coming Home, Fugard once again confronts the hard truths of his homeland while celebrating the unquenchable power of hope."
Berkeley Rep has produced Fugard's A Lesson in Aloes, The Road to Mecca and Valley Song. Casting for Coming Home has not been announced.
The Berkeley Rep, as previously reported, will also stage four world premieres, a West Coast premiere from Tony Kushner, and a holiday show starring the grandchild of Charlie Chaplin in 2009-10.
Edelstein is artistic director of Long Wharf Theatre, where this show had its world premiere. For more information visit berkeleyrep.org.
Coming Home completes a 2009-10 Berkeley Rep season that also includes: