EXTRAORDINARY MYSTERIES - B8 New Works Series
Please join us this summer for our New Works Staged Reading Series. Every weekend from July 14 through August 13, B8 will celebrate local playwrights and their works via staged readings. This is a great opportunity to be one of the first to hear and respond to a new work and perhaps even have a say in what might become part of a future B8 season.
EXTRAORDINARY MYSTERIES began as a series of visual collages. The collages were far too static, and the playwright was compelled to translate them into a play, to make them physical, animate, and alive. The play is an existential romp through time, space, and chaos, among a gathering of bewildered and wandering souls, most of whom don't have the slightest sense of where they are, where they are going, or where they have been. EXTRAORDINARY MYSTERIES has had readings of previous versions at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, and at Diversionary Theatre in San Diego.
THREE PERFORMANCES ONLY:
A Staged Reading of Extraordinary Mysteries
by Peet Cocke
directed by Jeremy Cole
Friday, July 21 & Saturday, July 22 at 8pm and Sunday, July 23 at 2pm
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Peet Cocke is a director, writer, and designer based in Oakland. He has an MFA in Dramatic Art from UC Davis and a second MFA in Visual Art from USC. He is currently a professor of theatre at Las Positas College. His directing credits include Naomi Wallaces No Such Cold Thing, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, and Charles Mees Heaven on Earth. His plays include Even at A Funeral, Already Done to You, and an original adaptation of the novel Voices, by Ursula Le Guin, entitled Through the Glass Darkly. As a designer and technical director, his work includes The Three Musketeers, Fete de la Nuit, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Nights Dream, ART, 12 Angry Women, and Rajiv Josephs Gruesome Playground Injuries. EXTRAORDINARY MYSTERIES is Peets first full-length work.
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