In the Next Room

Expanding sexuality, globalization, a bawdy biography, a legendary gunslinger, a Governor General Award-Winning author — Theatre Inconnu is bringing it all to you in 2013!

A play of love and longing, commissioned by Berkeley Repertory Theatre, In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) illuminates the lives of six lonely people seeking relief from a local doctor — but, despite his expertise with a strange new technology, all they really need is intimacy. It’s a tender tale that takes place in the twilight of the Victorian age, an elegant comedy lit by unexpected sparks from the approaching era of electricity, equality, science, and sexuality.

“A true novelty: a sex comedy for adults with open hearts and minds.” —New York Times

Previews: Feb 12, 14
Opens: Feb 15
8pm: 15, 16, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, Mar 1, 2
2pm: Feb 16, 17, 23, 24, Mar 2

 

The Golden Dragon

A beautiful giant cricket is exploited by an ant, stewardesses 30,000 feet in the air speak to boat people in the Atlantic, a tooth lands in a bowl of soup, and a dead boy is carried thousands of miles home on a river. Wielding a dreamlike kaleidoscope, making and remaking connections that span the globe, playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig tells The Golden Dragon’s tragi-comic tale of globalization. It’s set in your local takeout, wherever it — and whomever you — might be.

“…both artful and accessible, that zooms in on a global village that’s astonishingly feudal in its own way, and brutal in the inequality of its sexual politics.” —The Globe and Mail

Previews: April 30, May 2 
Opens: May 3  
8pm: May 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18
2pm: May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18

Falstaff

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So, you think you know Sir John Falstaff, Shakespeare’s most beloved hedonist? You don’t know Jack! Theatre Inconnu’s Artistic Director Clayton Jevne has adapted acclaimed British author Robert Nye’s Guardian Fiction Prize winning novel into a one-actor romp through the life of Sir John. Fifteenth century Britain is brought to life as Jack take us into battles, bedrooms, and bars – sparing few details – as he relives the ecstasies of the carnal and the horrors of the carnage.

Nye’s Falstaff is a heroic and comical combination of Shakespeare’s self-absorbed buffoon and the actual historic figure of Sir John Fastolf; whose writings chronicled the latter part of the Hundred Years War. Come share seven decades of decadence and valor in this world-premiere presentation. Falstaff contains certain passages that are adult in nature and made be considered offensive by some.

Performed by Clayton Jevne.

“Unabashedly bawdy and outrageously raunchy.” —Publishers Weekly

Previews: 8pm: Oct 1, Oct 3 
Opens: Oct 4
8pm: Oct 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19
2pm: Oct 5, 6, 12, 13, 19

FALSTAFF for website