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To the Lighthouse, Berkeley Rep World Premiere Feb.23

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Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly announces the world premiere of To the Lighthouse, a luminous adaptation of Virginia Woolf's landmark novel which is brought to the stage in a captivating collaboration from Obie Award-winning director Les Waters, acclaimed composer Paul Dresher with the live 7th Avenue String Quartet, and accomplished playwright Adele Edling Shank.

To the Lighthouse begins previews in Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre on February 23, opens February 28, and closes March 25.

"Waters and his talented cast bring Woolf's incandescent characters to life as Dresher's brilliant music illuminates the Ramsay house," states press notes, "Here a couple live, love, and endure; children play, fight, and grow; and a painter struggles to capture the transient beauty of life. This exceptional team transforms an extraordinary novel into unforgettable theatre."

To the Lighthouse is designed by Annie Smart (sets), Christal Weatherly (costumes), Matt Frey (lights), Darron L. West (sound), and Jedediah Ike (video). The cast features Whitney Bashor, Noah James Butler, Monique Fowler, Edmond Genest, Lauren Grace, Clifton Guterman, David Mendelsohn, Jarion Monroe, and Rebecca Watson.

Previews are February 23 – 27 with performances opening February 28 running through March 25. Show times are Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays at 8PM; Wednesdays at 7PM; Saturdays at 2 & 8PM; and Sundays at 2 & 7PM. There are no matinees during previews.

Tickets ($33-$61) are on sale now. Discounts are available for senior citizens, full-time students, groups, UC Berkeley alumni, employees of K-12 schools, and anyone under 30 years of age. For every weeknight performance, half-price HotTix go on sale that day at noon at the box office. All discounts are subject to availability.

Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre is located at 2015 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. For tickets or information, call 510-647-2949 or toll-free at 888-4-BRT-TIX, or visit www.berkeleyrep.org.


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