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Paradise Square: A New Musical at Berkeley Rep

December 27, 2018 - February 17, 2019

Paradise Square: A New Musical
December 27, 2018–February 17, 2019
Berkeley Rep

  • Book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan
    Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan
    Lyrics by Nathan Tysen
    Based on the songs of Stephen Foster
    Conceived by Larry Kirwan
    Arrangements by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan
    Musical Supervision and Orchestrations by Jason Howland
    Choreography by Bill T. Jones
    Directed by Moisés Kaufman
    Main Season · Roda Theatre

It’s 1863 and in a 20-block area of Manhattan known as the Five Points, Black and Irish Americans live side by side, work together, marry, and for a brief period realize racial harmony. However, the intensifying Civil War soon results in the first-ever Federal draft, leading to riots as whites are called to enlist while blacks are barred from serving. Will the hard-won bonds of friendship, community, and family in the Five Points prevail or be severed forever?

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December 27, 2018
February 17
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Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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