"What’s Happening at Berkeley Rep?" is an ongoing series of docent talks on current productions of the renowned Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
At these talks you’ll hear about the playwright’s perspective, dive into the historical context, and discover why the script is relevant right now. The 45 minute presentation includes time for questions.
In September we’ll be discussing The Great Wave by Francis Turnly.
About the play:
In a Japanese coastal town in 1979, teenage sisters Hanako and Reiko run onto the beach during a tremendous storm on a dare. Hanako is tragically swept out to sea, while Reiko survives – but recalls seeing three mysterious men on the shoreline. The authorities determine that Hanako has drowned, but her mother insists that her missing daughter is still alive. Spanning over 20 years and the two vastly different countries of Japan and North Korea, The Great Wave by Francis Turnly is at once a riveting geopolitical thriller and a powerful story of the unshakable bonds between a mother, a daughter, and a sister who refuse to give up hope.
Directed by Mark Wing-Davey.
The next talk in the series will be White Noise, by Suzan-Lori Parks, on October 10.