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The critics saw "Bible"...

posted by Kyle Sircus on Mon, Oct 17, 2011
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...and lo, it was good. After a stellar opening night last Wednesday, the great reviews of How to Write a New Book for the Bible are coming in. Check out what critics are saying about Bill Cain's stellar world premiere about the legacy of blessings passed from parent to child. 


Bracingly personal, smart, funny, affecting...A sharp wit and penetrating intelligence are only to be expected from the author of Equivocation and 9 Circles, the two most recent winners of the annual Steinberg national new play award..." Read more from the SF Chronicle 

"“[Bill] Cain has still created a profound meditation on the shared narratives that hold a family together through the vagaries of life and death...The playwright is giving a blessing to his family in the form of theater, and there's no denying the beauty of that ritual..." Read more from the Mercury News/Bay Area News Group

"Grace, God and family in Berkeley Rep’s brilliant Bible...This is an extraordinary play." Read more from Chad Jones' Theatre Dogs

There are still good seats remaining for this incredible and moving world premiere, so click to reserve yours now. Prices vary based on availability. For the best seats at the consistently lowest prices -- plus perks like free performance rescheduling -- sign up for a season ticket package of three or more plays.

Reserve your seats online! 
(or call the box office at 510 647-2949 from noon to 7pm, Tuesday through Sunday)

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