The 38th season for the California company also features an adaptation of Moliere's The Miser by the 2005 Tony Award-winning Regional Theatre, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, and a new staging of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. All seven presentations will play at Berkeley Rep's two-theatre complex (which houses The Roda Theatre and Thrust Stage.
The new Berkeley Rep season (subject to change) will be as follows:
Jonathan Moscone (Ghosts - Berkeley Rep) directs the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama which recreates the life of small-town folk in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire.
Les Waters (Hot 'n' Throbbing, Savannah Bay) directs the world premiere of a haunting drama about two daughters who uncover family secrets upon cleaning out their deceased mother's house.
Berkeley Rep artistic director Tony Taccone (bridge & tunnel) will stage the work adapted from Adolf Hoffmeister's libretto for the Hans Krasa children's opera. Maurice Sendak ("Where the Wild Things Are") provides sets and costumes for the new take on the story of two children who try singing in town to help their ailing mother. Brundibár (slang for bumblebee) "is expected to transfer to New York and Boston in 2006," according to a release.
The trio performance troupe of Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, and Herbert Siguenza (Culture Clash in AmeriCCa) offers their "Latin look behind the mask of this mainstream icon" in this world premiere presentation commissioned and produced by Berkeley Rep with Zorro Productions, Inc. and La Jolla Playhouse.
Les Waters directs Rita Moreno (last season's Master Class at Berkeley Rep) as Amanda in the St. Louis-set drama about son grappling with the decision to leave his sheltered sister with their mother.
The Miser by Molière, adapted by David Ball (May 12-June 25, 2006)
Dominique Serrand directs the Theatre de la Jeune Lune production of the classic comedy about a love affair between a man and his money Subscription to the new season at Berkeley Rep, 2025 Addison Street in Berkeley, CA are available by calling (510) 647-2949 or toll free at (888) 4-BRT-tix. Single tickets go on sale in August. For more information, visit the website at www.berkeleyrep.org.