• Location: Peet's Theatre
  • 2015 Addison Street
  • Berkeley , CA 94704

Berkeley Rep: Swept Away

Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) blew the roof off Berkeley Rep in 2009 with Green Day’s American Idiot. Now he returns with a captivating world premiere musical, this time featuring a book by Tony Award-winning stage and screen writer John Logan (Red, Broadway’s Moulin Rouge!, Skyfall, Gladiator), and music and lyrics by “America’s biggest roots band” (Rolling Stone) and multiple Grammy Award nominee The Avett Brothers.

1888, off the coast of New Bedford, MA. When a violent storm sinks their whaling ship, the four surviving souls—a young man in search of adventure, his big brother who has sworn to protect him, a captain at the end of a long career at sea, and a worldly first mate who has fallen from grace—each face a reckoning: How far will I go to stay alive? And can I live with the consequences?

Produced by special arrangement with Matthew Masten, Sean Hudock, and Madison Wells Live.

Running time: 90 min, no intermission (estimated)


Tickets to Swept Away are now on sale to everyone. Rep 7-Play subscribers, Rep-Passport holders, and the general public can click the Buy Tickets/See Calendar button and log in above. At this time, Rep-Flex holders can reserve tickets only by calling the box office at 510 647-2949. Online ordering for Rep-Flex coming soon!

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