• Location: Roda Theatre
  • 2015 Addison Street
  • Berkeley , CA 94704
Aug 13 2022
recurring event

Berkeley Rep: Goddess

Berkeley Rep presents the world premiere of an exuberant new musical by award-winning playwright Jocelyn Bioh (School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play) and composer Michael Thurber, conceived by director Saheem Ali. A young man returns home to Mombasa, Kenya to marry his fiancée and step into his family’s political dynasty. But when he visits Moto Moto—a steamy afro-jazz club and the stomping ground of his youth—he finds himself drawn to a mysterious new singer. Inspired by the myth of Marimba, who created beautiful songs from her heartbreak, Goddess is a joyful infusion of contemporary romance, ancient magic, and the irresistible vibes of African, jazz, and R&B music.

  • CONCEIVED BY SAHEEM ALIMUSIC
  • LYRICS BY MICHAEL THURBER
  • BOOK BY JOCELYN BIOH
  • ADDITIONAL MATERIAL BY MKHULULI Z. MABIJA
  • CHOREOGRAPHED BY DARRELL GRAND MOULTRIE
  • DIRECTED BY SAHEEM ALI
  • WORLD PREMIERE RODA THEATRE
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