Berkeley Repertory Theatre concludes its season with another new play, Dael Orlandersmith's BLACK N BLUE BOYS/BROKEN MEN. This world premiere introduces audiences to children and adults forging identities in families fractured by abuse. Each relates a story that transforms these challenges into a celebration of our capacity to survive. Orlandersmith created this show after becoming a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize with Yellowman, and she brings these characters to life with the help of Obie Award-winning director Chay Yew.
Click on the video below to hear a discussion with Artistic Director Tony Taccone, Resident Dramaturg Madeliene Oldham, Writer / Performer Dael Orlandersmith, and Director Chay Yew.
BLACK N BLUE BOYS/BROKEN MEN begins previews on the intimate Thrust Stage on May 25, opens May 30, and runs through June 24. Co-commissioned and co-produced by Berkeley Rep and Goodman Theatre, the production moves to Chicago this autumn after its local run.
Tickets to BLACK N BLUE BOYS/BROKEN MEN start at only $29. Additional savings are available for groups, seniors, students, and anyone under 30 years of age. The Thrust Stage is located at 2025 Addison Street, only half a block from BART and near bus lines, bike routes, and parking lots. For tickets or information, call (510) 647-2949 or visit berkeleyrep.org.
Berkeley Repertory Theatre has grown from a storefront stage to a national leader in innovative theatre. Known for its core values of imagination and excellence, as well as its educated and adventurous audience, the nonprofit has provided a welcoming home for emerging and established artists since 1968. With two stages, a school, and a Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, Berkeley Rep is proud to premiere exhilarating new plays. In the last six years, the company has helped send six shows to Broadway. Seven more landed off Broadway, one moved to London, two turned into films, and others have toured the nation. Come see tomorrow’s plays today at Berkeley Rep.