Known for the historical California State University campus, a variety of cultural institutions, and great restaurants, the city is also proud of the famous Berkeley Repertory Theatre that entertains and challenges its audiences, provokes civic engagement, and inspires people to experience the world in new and surprising ways.
The theatre is a fertile playground for emerging and established artists since 1968, a winner of five Tony Awards, seven Obie Awards, nine Drama Desk Awards, one Grammy Award, and many other honors, Berkeley Rep is now showing an engaging new play “Home,” created by Geoff Sobelle with scenic concept by Steven Dufala, and directed by Lee Sunday Evans. Original songs are written and performed by Elvis Perkins.
Mr. Sobelle and his ensemble of actors, dancers, and designers conjures a two-story house right before your eyes. It’s being populated by residents past, present, and future who rollick through its rooms and stairways in an energetic pantomime that defies time and space, magically transforming mundane everyday tasks into a glorious, intimate, and profound celebration.
The onstage house quickly becomes crowded with additional actors arriving from the audience, and invites you to make it your home, if only for the duration of the show.
You can see Home now through April 21.
2015 Addison St., Berkeley