Aurora Theatre Company Extends Caryl Churchill's A NUMBER Through 5/13

Aurora Theatre Company Extends Caryl Churchill's A NUMBER Through 5/13

Aurora Theatre Company will add seven performances to its production of the modern classic A NUMBER by influential British playwright Caryl Churchill.

A NUMBER now plays through May 13 (added performances Tuesday, May 8 at 7 pm, Wednesday, May 9 at 7 pm, Thursday, May 10, at 8 pm, Friday, May 11 at 8 pm, Saturday, May 12 at 8 pm, Sunday, May 13 at 2 pm and 7 pm) in Aurora's Second Stage performance space, Harry's UpStage, located in the Nell and Jules Dashow Wing at the Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call 510-843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org.

Critics acclaim Aurora's production of A NUMBER. "Extremely intelligent, thoughtful and stimulating," said Emily Mendel of Berkeleyside. "A taut one-hour, two-actor drama," said Sam Hurwitt in the San Jose Mercury News.

Tony-nominated Barbara Damashek (Splendour, American Buffalo, Fat Pig) directs this unsettling study of human cloning, family, identity and guilt that features Paul Vincent O'Connor (American Buffalo, Death Defying Acts) and Joseph O'Malley (Guthrie Theatre, Kennedy Center, Shotgun Players).

The play delves into the issue of human cloning through the relationships between an aging father and his three adult sons; the second and third a clone of the first. When son Bernard discovers that he's not the only Bernard, a series of questions ensue that will take him and his father on a compelling psychological journey.

Raising big ethical issues while exploring personal identity and second chances, A NUMBER had its world premiere in 2002 at London's Royal Court Theatre. The Evening Standard called the work an "An astonishing event." The Daily Telegraph called A NUMBER "...tremendous, moving, thought-provoking and dramatically thrilling."

The creative team includes: Michael Locher--set design; Christine Crook--costume design; Jim Cave--lighting design; Matt Stines--sound design.



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