GREAT THEATRE STARTS HERE!
Experience five world premiere plays, one world premiere musical, thrilling works from fresh voices, fun and familiar characters you know and love.
And at the center of it all is our exceptionally talented Resident Acting Company.
CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND
ALLEY THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH BERKELEY REPERTORY THEATRE, ACT THEATRE/5TH AVENUE, AND CENTER THEATRE GROUP
PRESENTS THE SIGNATURE THEATRE PRODUCTION
BY LAUREN YEE
FEATURING SONGS BY DENGUE FEVER
DIRECTED BY CHAY YEW
JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 12, 2023
SECRETS EXPOSED IN THIS ELECTRIFYING EPIC OF SURVIVAL, FAMILY BONDS, AND THE POWER OF MUSIC.
Backed by a live band playing contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, this thrilling new play tells the story of Khmer Rouge survivor and his daughter, who prepares to prosecute an infamous war criminal. Secrets exposed in this electrifying epic of survival, family bonds, and music.
CREATED BY MOLLY BEACH MURPHY, JEANNA PHILLIPS & ANNIE TIPPE
MUSIC & LYRICS BY JEANNA PHILLIPS
BOOK & ADDITIONAL LYRICS BY MOLLY BEACH MURPHY
ADDITIONAL MUSIC BY ALEX THRAILKILL
DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY ANNIE TIPPE
BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH SALLY CADE HOLMES AND DAVID DENSON (RED TAIL ENTERTAINMENT)
MARCH 3 – 26, 2023
YOU THINK YOU KNOW SOMEBODY. . .
Disguised as “Cowboy Bob,” Peggy Jo Tallas was a notorious Texas bank robber. Inspired by Peggy Jo’s life story, this world-premiere musical with a genre-bending score tells the tale of Cowboy Bob through the eyes of a chain-restaurant waitress, desperate to buck her flavorless life and awaken to all that’s possible. Don’t miss the heist!
BY DEREK WALCOTT
DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER WINDOM
MARCH 24 – APRIL 16, 2023
With rich tones of his Caribbean home, Derek Walcott (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature) adapts the ancient story of Odysseus, the soldier-king who spends10 adventurous years making his way home from the Trojan War.
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY
BY KATIE FORGETTE
DIRECTED BY BRANDON WEINBRENNER
APRIL 14 – MAY 7, 2023
The wit of Oscar Wilde meets the cunning of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In this comic twist on a classic sleuthing caper, Wilde’s muse, actress Lillie Langtry (a.k.a the Jersey Lily) presents Holmes with what seems like an open and shut case.
BY MONET HURST-MENDOZA
DIRECTED BY TATIANA PANDIANI
MAY 12 – JUNE 4, 2023
WORLD PREMIERE PLAY FEATURED IN ALLEY ALL NEW FESTIVAL
Elena Ramírez dreams of breaking boundaries to join the nearly exclusively male world of bullfighting in Yucatán Mexico. A poignant story about becoming your truest self by proudly stepping into the ring.
THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS
TRANSLATED, ADAPTED, AND DIRECTED BY ROB MELROSE
FROM THE ORIGINAL PLAY IN ITALIAN BY CARLO GOLDONI
DIRECTED BY ROB MELROSE
JUNE 9 – JULY 2, 2023
Identities are mistaken, engagements are broken, and lovers are reunited in this world premiere adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s commedia dell’arte masterpiece. Directed by Rob Melrose, zany schemes and mayhem will have you laughing at and loving our hapless hero.
ALLEY ALL NEW FESTIVAL
JUNE 15 – 25, 2023
New plays in development from some of the most exciting voices in contemporary theatre. All readings and workshops are free and open to the public.
CLOSED 2022-23 SEASON PRODUCTIONS
BY ISAAC GÓMEZ
DIRECTED BY KJ SANCHEZ
DECEMBER 2 – DECEMBER 30, 2022
AN ADULT HOLIDAY COMEDY
MEET MARGOT, A TEXAN SCROOGE WHO’S FLIPPIN’ BURGERS, FLINGIN’ FRIES, AND SEEIN’ SPIRITS!
Texan playwright Isaac Gómez gives us a Christmas Eve like none other. Scrooge-like Margot is so busy flippin’ burgers, flingin’ fries, and seein’ spirits, she’s got no time for Feliz Navidad.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY ROB MELROSE
FROM THE NOVELLA BY CHARLES DICKENS
NOVEMBER 18 – DECEMBER 30, 2022
MAGIC, MUSIC, AND DICKENS
With rich Victorian costumes, exciting magical illusions and beautifully sung holiday carols, A Christmas Carol tells the beloved story of Scrooge and his miraculous transformation.
EDWARD ALBEE’S SEASCAPE
DIRECTED BY NATHAN WINKELSTEIN
OCTOBER 14 – NOVEMBER 13, 2022
PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING PLAY
From major American playwright and Alley favorite Edward Albee, with his signature wit, tackles two of the playwright’s favorite subjects: marriage and what it means to be human.
KEN LUDWIG’S LEND ME A SOPRANO
DIRECTED BY ELEANOR HOLDRIDGE
SEPTEMBER 16 – OCTOBER 16, 2022
WORLD PREMIERE COMEDY
Tony Award® Winning playwright Ken Ludwig has created a whole new play based on his early hit Lend Me A Tenor. The roles are reversed, and the ladies take the lead in this madcap screwball comedy guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.
BASED ON THE SCREENPLAY BY JONATHAN LYNN
WRITTEN BY SANDY RUSTIN
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL BY HUNTER FOSTER AND ERIC PRICE
BASED ON THE PARAMOUNT PICTURES MOTION PICTURE
BASED ON THE HASBRO BOARD GAME CLUE
DIRECTED BY BRANDON WEINBRENNER
BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH THE ARACA GROUP, WORK LIGHT PRODUCTIONS, AND MICHAEL BARRA/LIVELY MCCABE ENTERTAINMENT
JULY 22 – AUGUST 28, 2022
SUMMER CHILLS IS BACK
It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a dinner party. Murder and blackmail are on the menu when six guests assemble at Boddy Manor for a night they’ll never forget… if they make it out alive. Was it Mrs. Peacock in the study with the knife? Or Colonel Mustard in the library with the wrench? Based on the hit movie and the classic board game, Clue is the ultimate whodunit that will leave you dying of laughter and keep you guessing until the final twist.