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Lemony Snicket introduces The Composer is Dead

posted by Karen McKevitt on Mon, Nov 8, 2010
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Excitement is building up around here at Berkeley Rep as rehearsals start in earnest for Lemony Snicket’s The Composer is Dead. Yep, by the author of A Series of Unfortunate Events. In fact, we could think of no other person than the author himself to introduce this show perfect for the whole family:

“Once Berkeley Rep had a long and proud tradition of presenting some of the most exciting and engaging theater in the land, and Phantom Limb had a reputation as an emerging and dynamic force in the world of puppetry and design. I am sad to report that this new production brings these traditions and reputations to sorry ends. The Composer is Dead began its life as a composition for narrator and orchestra, written in collaboration with living composer Nathaniel Stookey and, to our surprise and horror, performed all over the world by various symphony orchestras who lived to regret it. One would have thought that would be the end of it, but Berkeley Rep, in a fit of madness for which the East Bay is well-known, has revived and reinvented this work for audiences of all ages, as all ages will be equally depressed over this sorry spectacle. Please join me in the cheap seats of Berkeley Rep’s crowded and crumbling theatre, so that together we, the audience viewing this sorry spectacle, might cry out the only thing that might save us: ‘Fire!’” –Lemony Snicket

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