Both works will play the intimate Roda Theatre at Berkeley Rep in Berkeley, CA.
With Fallaci, planned for March 2013, Pulitzer Prize winner Wright, a contributor to The New Yorker, "turns the spotlight on a fellow reporter and her fascinating contradictions," according to Berkeley Rep. "A young woman interviews the fiery author at the end of her life, when she became a darling of the right. What begins as a discussion of journalism ends with two women exchanging life-changing lessons about destiny and empathy."
Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci's "childhood courage resisting the Nazis fueled her work as a war correspondent with an antiauthoritarian zeal that perfectly matched the '60s and '70s," according to production notes. "She gained fame by grilling Kissinger, Castro, Khomeini, Qadaffi, and other public figures who squirmed under her ferocious questioning."
Wright is a bestselling author, award-winning journalist, screenwriter, and playwright whose previous scripts include The Human Scale and My Trip to al-Qaeda. The latter was also staged by Mosher, former artistic director of the Lincoln Center and Goodman theatres, whose many Broadway credits include Glengarry Glen Ross, Our Town, Speed-the-Plow and A View From the Bridge.
As previously reported, the Rep mainstage season includes the West Coast premiere of Chinglish, directed by Leigh Silverman; Zimmerman's The White Snake; Mark Wing-Davey's production of Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre; plus Roda productions of Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare's new one-man An Iliad ; and the world premiere of Dan LeFranc's Troublemaker, or The Freakin Kick-A Adventures of Bradley Boatright, staged by Dexter Bullard.