The Berkeley Way West Chorus
The Berkeley Way West Chorus presents
A Mini-Concert and Singalong
Apr 29, 12:10 noon to 1pm, First Floor Atrium Berkeley Way West
April 25-28, 2019
230 Hearst Gymnasium
Free Admission with Reservation*
We reminisce about the past, dream about the future, but are rarely present in the moment. In fact, as the word "present" slipped through our tongues, it was already AGO. Stan Lai (creator of A Dream Like A Dream, which first used the unique "theatre in the surround" configuration) has returned to UC Berkeley to create AGO, a play that examines the journey of characters through repeated triumph and failure, victory and folly.
Displaced from a small mountain village near the Himalayas to the never-sleeping New York, people are chased by calamities, searching for a pure land of eternal fulfillment and happiness. The play is a rare experience of theatre in the "surround." AGO in its entirety is conceived to be a 3 1/2 hour performance in 4 Acts. For this performance, we are presenting Acts 1 and 2. Act 3 takes place in New York and the Himalayas, where the surviving characters set forth to find the Pure Land in Dorje's visions. The aftermath of this expedition is Act 4, set in New York.
*Online ticket link closes 2 hours before showtime. After that time, you may request admission at the door, depending on seating availability.
Apr 29, 7pm to 10:30pm, 230 Hearst Gymnasium
Gil Shaham, Akira Eguchi, Cal Performances
Kreisler/Praeludium and Allegro (In the Style of Pugnani)
Prokofiev/Five Melodies, Op. 35
Franck/Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano
Bach/Partita No. 3 in E Major for Solo Violin Saint-Saëns/Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28
Avner Dorman/Sonata No. 3, Nigunim
Apr 29, 8pm to 10pm, Zellerbach Hall
A new play by Caridad Svich | Based on a novel by Isabel Allende | Directed by Michael Moran
Based on Isabel Allende's best-selling novel, Caridad Svich's <em>The House of the Spirits</em> follows three generations of the Trueba family-their loves, their ambitions, their spiritual quests, and their place in the post-colonial social and political turmoil embroiling their South American country. This darkly poetic adaptation incorporates magical realism to weave the personal and the political into a universal story of love, magic, and fate.
Apr 29, 8pm to 10pm, Zellerbach Playhouse