Best Place to See Shows Before They Hit Broadway: Berkeley Repertory Theatre

The Berkeley Rep first began putting on shows in the late 1960s. Since, it’s grown into a home for revolutionary performances, often staging works surrounding controversial topics. In the last year they presented Roe, spotlighting the historic Roe v. Wade court case that changed the lives of American women by legalizing abortion. Their shows attempt to create an important dialogue around the role of theatre and art in alternating narratives and realities. The Rep’s commitment to spotlighting new projects and mentoring young actors proves they are a stalwart part of the theatre scene of the East Bay. Currently showing at the Berkeley Rep is the world premiere of Monsoon Wedding, an adaptation of the 2001 film that challenged stereotypes about arranged marriages and cultural differences. The show is based around an Indian family wedding and it considers the implications of love, tradition, expectation, and generational disagreements. Catch it this July before it’s on Broadway.

2025 Addison St, Berkeley, BerkeleyRep.org.

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