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Out of Character

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Out of Character

Friday, June 23, 2023 12:00 AM - Sunday, July 30, 2023 12:00 AM (PDT)


Before he won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical (The Band’s Visit), Ari’el Stachel grew up in Berkeley, an Israeli American of Yemeni Jewish descent. Then came 9/11. Desperate to avoid taunts and threats at school, Ari hides his Middle Eastern background – setting off a years-long journey of trying on different identities, code switching, and navigating debilitating anxiety. Now a successful stage and screen actor, Ari comes home to Berkeley and joins with former artistic director Tony Taccone to tell his story in his new solo show. Out of Character explores the intersections of race, mental health, and survival in a way that’s raw, authentic, and entertaining. Out of Character was developed in The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work.

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Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2025 Addison St
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
Friday, June 23, 2023 12:00 AM - Sunday, July 30, 2023 12:00 AM (PDT)
Generally Tue-Sun, Time varies based on day
East Bay
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