Berkeley Rep announces great lineup of plays for 2021 season

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced its 2021 season lineup, and from a scheduling perspective, it’s a dramatic departure from the usual September-to-June theater calendar.

With the pandemic-fueled shutdown delaying theater re-openings, Berkeley Rep expects to raise its curtain after the winter holidays, starting with the West Coast premiere of “Sanctuary City” by Martyna Majok in late winter.

Other shows include the world premiere musical “Goddess” by Saheem Ali, Michael Thurber and Jocelyn Bioh; the world premiere musical “Swept Away” with book by John Logan, music and lyrics by the Avett Brothers, and directed by Michael Mayer; Lauren Yee’s “Cambodian Rock Band”; the world premiere of “the ripple, the wave that carried me home” by Christina Anderson, commissioned by Berkeley Rep; and Charles L. Mee’s “Wintertime,” directed by Les Waters.