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Berkeley Rep in the news: kudos and casting

posted by Bert Reptile on Mon, Jul 27, 2009
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Vibrator We are delighted to report that in the East Bay Express Best of 2009, Berkeley Rep scored Best Theatrical Production for The Lieutenant of Inishmore.

Director Les Waters and his cast, designers and crew were lauded for doing an "amazing job with the hefty challenges of tech, timing, and tone that the play presents: thick Irish dialect, more than thirty gallons of blood flowing in each performance, incredibly realistic gunshots and blood spatters, an actor performing an entire scene while hanging from his feet, the grisly sight and sound of sawing body parts, and, most of all, making the whole thing funny."

Bloody good. Read the entire citation here.

Speaking of Les Waters, last season he also directed the world premiere of Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play), which will be re-mounted on Broadway in October. A recent New York Times story revealed the cast of this Lincoln Center Theater production.

Maria Dizzia, who played the doctor's chief patient in the Berkeley Rep production, will reprise that role. The doctor will be played by Michael Cerveris (Sweeney Todd, The Who's Tommy) and his wife will be played by Tony-winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy).The cast will also include Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Wendy Rich Stetson, Chandler Williams, and Thomas Jay Ryan, who appeared at Berkeley Rep in Will Eno's TRAGEDY: a tragedy.

Read the entire story here.

Pictured above: Maria Dizzia (left)
and Hannah Cabell in
In the Next Room.
photo courtesy of


The Liutenant of Inishmore was a great play. Very well done to all envolved. I was reminded why I love the teather sooooo much... yes! and morbid comedy as well :)

Dalia Ibarra | Mon, Jul 27, 2009

who appeared at Berkeley Rep in Will Eno's TRAGEDY: a tragedy.

cf card | Fri, Feb 12, 2010

In answer to the question about the cast of "TRAGEDY: a tragedy" at Berkeley Rep:
David Cromwell as Frank; Max Gordon Moore as Michael; Thomas Jay Ryan as John; Marguerite Stimpson as Constance; and Danny Wolohan as The Witness.

Berkeley Rep | Mon, Feb 22, 2010

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