The Berkeley Repertory production of Patrick Marber's Closer, directed by Wilson Milam (Killer Joe) closes as scheduled July 9. Closer began previews May 19 and opened May 24. In all, the show will have had 4 previews and 54 performances. A theatre source said the final show will be the 2 PM matinee, July 9.
This West Coast premiere production of Closer concludes Berkeley's 32nd season. Set in London, the play is a "touching and unflinchingly honest examination of love and relationships."
Closer stars Maggie Gyllenhaal (Homegrown, A Dangerous Woman) as Alice, Andrew Borba (Oregon Shakespeare Festivals' Othello) as Dan, Natacha Roi (understudied her role on Broadway) as Anna and Thomas Schall (Broadway's Art, Ivanov, Hamlet) as Larry.
The design team comprises scenic designer Daniel Ostling, lighting designer Peter Maradudin, costume designer Meg Neville and sound designer Matthew Spiro. Stage manager is Michael Suenkel.
Closer premiered in 1977 at the Royal National Theatre in London, first at the Cottesloe Theatre and later at the Lyttelton. Director Milam's staging of Killer Joe, by scribe Tracy Letts, played at the Soho Playhouse, and later in Chicago. Their most recent collaboration, Bugs, ran at Washington, D.C.’s Woolly Mammoth.
Tickets are $19. Berkeley Rep is located at 2025 Addison Street. For tickets call the Berkeley box office at (510) 845-4700 or toll free at (888) 427-8849.