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PlayGround's 30th Anniversary Musical Monday: "Flashback:1994"!

The background is a collage of popular music albums released in 1994 with white text overlay announcing the title of the show

PlayGround's 30th Anniversary Musical Monday: "Flashback:1994"!

Monday, February 19, 2024 (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM) (PST)


Don your best denim tuxedo and join PlayGround in celebrating its 30th anniversary with a musical Monday Night inspired by the year of PlayGround’s founding, 1994! 

Join us on at Freight & Salvage and simulcast online to be transported back to when the sitcom Friends first aired, MTV still showed music videos, and groups like Boyz II Men, New Kids on the Block and TLC reigned supreme with original short musicals inspired by the prompt “Flashback: 1994” and featuring music debuted that year. PlayGround’s sister companies, PlayGround LA, PlayGround NY, and PlayGround CH will present their own interpretations of the theme on February 12th, February 26th, and March 4th respectively. As part of PlayGround’s commitment to radical accessibility, Monday Night PlayGround is admission-free (donations gratefully accepted). Advance reservations are required. For the complete schedule or to reserve tickets, visit

The 30th season of PlayGround’s celebrated Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series on third Mondays, Oct-Mar, will be once again held in-person this year, at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage* and live simulcast (October 16, 2023-March 18, 2024). Each month, PlayGround announces a topic and writers have just four-and-a-half days to generate their original ten-page script. Recent topics have included: ”The Legacy of the Land We Inhabit”, “Origin Story”, “What the World Needs Now…”, and “Give and Take”.The top six scripts are matched with directors and a cast of leading local professionals and rehearsed for just ninety minutes on the day of the performance. Following a brief technical rehearsal to add sound and other design elements, the six short plays are performed as script-in-hand staged readings for an in-person and live-stream viewing audience on third Mondays, October through March. Audience members can also experience the thrill of being a producer through the monthly People’s Choice Awards, helping to determine which plays and playwrights go on for consideration in PlayGround’s annual short play showcase, Best of PlayGround. Advance reservations are required. Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted. Masks are strongly recommended for in-person performance and attendees should be symptom-free and have no recent exposure to individuals with COVID. *November Monday Night Playground will be held in-person at Potrero Stage and live simulcast.

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Freight and Salvage
2020 Addison St
Berkeley, California 94704 United States
Event Contact
Jim Kleinmann
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Monday, February 19, 2024 (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM) (PST)
Monday at 7 PM
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