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The Old Woman / Berkeley

  • Zellerbach Hall 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800 Berkeley, CA 94720 United States of America (map)

Iconic theater artist Robert Wilson (Einstein on the Beach) directs Willem Dafoe and Mikhail Baryshnikov in a surreal marriage of abstract storytelling, pitch-black comedy, and vaudeville. In a production "by turns moving, cruel, witty, and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny" (The Independent, UK), Dafoe and Baryshnikov portray multi-faceted characters inhabiting a disorienting world, forced to deal with an unexplained and unwanted houseguest. "Baryshnikov and Dafoe are superb, managing to wring the pathos out of each of their bizarre encounters" (Financial Times, London). 

By Daniil Kharms

Direction, set design, lighting concept by Robert Wilson

Adapted by Darryl Pinckney

Music by Hal Willner

Costumes by Jacques Reynaud

Associate Set design by Annick Lavallée-Benny

Light design by A.J. Weissbard 

A Baryshnikov Productions, Change Performing Arts and The Watermill Center project 
Commissioned and co-produced by Manchester International Festival, Spoleto Festival dei 2Mondi, Theatre de la Ville-Paris/Festival d'Automne á Paris, DeSingel Antwerp 

Executive Producer Change Performing Arts in association with Baryshnikov Productions 

More information and tickets here.

Earlier Event: November 20
The Blacks / Paris
Later Event: November 22
The Old Woman / Berkeley