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Photos: Passing Strange Opens at Berkeley Rep Oct. 25

The world premiere of Passing Strange - a new and unique musical theatre experience loaded with soulful lyrics, political irony, and passion - opens at Berkeley Repertory Theatre Oct. 25.  Passing Strange features a book and lyrics by Stew, with music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald.

Opening Oct. 25 with performances through Dec. 3, show times are Tuesdays and Fridays at 8:00PM; Wednesdays at 7:00PM; Thursdays and Saturdays at 2 & 8:00PM; Sundays at 2 & 7:00PM.  There are no matinees on Oct. 26, Nov. 4, 9, or 18.  There are no performances Nov. 23.

Berkeley Rep's Thrust Stage is located at 2025 Addison Street, one block from Berkeley's downtown BART station and close to AC Transit bus lines. The theatre is accessible to the handicapped, offering wheelchair seating and special services for those with hearing- or vision-impairment.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 510-647-2949 or 888-4-BRT-Tix, or visit www.berkeleyrep.org.  Discounts (subject to availability): Half-price tickets available to those under 30 (some restrictions apply); half-price rush tickets for students and seniors are sold 30 minutes before curtain; and groups of 15+ may contact 510-647-2918 or groups@berkeleyrep.org.

Photos by Kevin Berne

Photos: Passing Strange Opens at Berkeley Rep Oct. 25
The provocative singer/songwriter known as Stew brings his songs to the stage in Passing Strange, a wild new musical making its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre before heading to New York City

Photos: Passing Strange Opens at Berkeley Rep Oct. 25
Rebecca Naomi Jones (left) and De'Adre Aziza tease Stew in Passing Strange

Photos: Passing Strange Opens at Berkeley Rep Oct. 25
Daniel Breaker (foreground) and Stew

Photos: Passing Strange Opens at Berkeley Rep Oct. 25
(l to r) Daniel Breaker and Chad Goodridge

Photos: Passing Strange Opens at Berkeley Rep Oct. 25
De'Adre Aziza (dancing) and Stew

Photos: Passing Strange Opens at Berkeley Rep Oct. 25
(l to r) Colman Domingo, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Chad Goodridge, De'Adre Aziza and Daniel Breaker

Photos: Passing Strange Opens at Berkeley Rep Oct. 25
(l to r) Chad Goodridge, De'Adre Aziza, Daniel Breaker, Colman Domingo and Rebecca Naomi Jones

Photos: Passing Strange Opens at Berkeley Rep Oct. 25
(l to r) Daniel Breaker and Eisa Davis in Passing Strange


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