2018 Season

Palace Wreckers

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written & directed by Gary Graves
May 12–Jun 10

EXTENDED FOR 4 MORE PERFORMANCES:
June 14, 15, 16 & 17!

World Premiere #59: a Central Works Method Play

We have extremely limited availability on June  10.
For waitlist information call 510.558.1381

Palace Wreckers: a comic thriller!

There’s an old house, once a stately mansion, out in the high deserts of Nevada. The old place is surrounded by a huge junkyard, a family owned auto-wrecking yard called Palace Wreckers. Oresteez, a prodigal son of sorts, returns home with his sister, Elektra. Their father has died, and the two estranged siblings want to reunite with their bereft mother. But there’s a new man in the house. And Elektra soon begins to suspect it was foul play that put her beloved father in the grave. Elektra wants revenge! What’s our prodigal son to do?

Ticket Prices

Advance tickets: $30-$38
(Advance sales by phone thru Brown Paper Tickets: 800.838.3006)

At the door: $38–15 sliding scale

Pay-what-you-can: preview performances and every Thursday, at the door as available

Information & subscriber reservations: 510.558.1381

Performance calendar

Thu Fri Sat Sun
May 10
8pm
Preview
PWYC
11
8pm
Preview
PWYC
12
8pm
Opening
13
5pm
Talkback
17
8pm
PWYC
18
8pm
19
8pm
20
5pm
24
8pm
PWYC
25
8pm
26
8pm
27
5pm
May 31
8pm
PWYC
Jun 1
8pm
2
8pm
3
5pm
Talkback
7
8pm
PWYC
8
8pm
9
8pm
10
5pm
14
8pm
PWYC
15
8pm
16
8pm
17
5pm

Running Time

approx. 110 minutes with a 10 minute intermisison

John Patrick Moore*
Regina Morones
Khary Moye
Jan Zvaifler

Stage management: Vanessa Ramos
Costume design: Tammy Berlin
Lighting design: Gary Graves
Prop design: Debbie Shelley
Sound design: Gregory Scharpen

*member AEA

Oresteez (Khary Moye) and his sister Elektra (Regina Morones) don’t always see eye to eye, but they are returning home with with a plan…are they certain that they’ve agreed  on what it is?  Central Works world premiere #59, Palace Wreckers by Gary Graves

Photo by J. Norrena

Carla (Jan Zvaifler) is living in an old delapidated house called “The Palace.”  She’s beginning to believe it’s haunted – by her recently deceased husband?  Central Works world premiere #59, Palace Wreckers by Gary Graves.

Photo by J. Norrena

Elektra (Regina Morones) claims she’s come home to console her bereaved mother – or does she have other plans?  Central Works world premiere #59, Palace Wreckers by Gary Graves.

Photo by J. Norrena

Gus (John Patrick Moore*) rooms at “The Palace” by night, and works in the scrap yard by day.
He’s a hard worker, and not a man to be trifled with (as he warns Oresteez), in Central Works world premiere #59, Palace Wreckers by Gary Graves.

Photo by J. Norrena

All photos: ACT OUT Photography by Jim Norrena

* member AEA

SF Chronicle Theater Pick -L. Janiak, SF Chronicle

“Greek tragedy becomes junkyard comedy in Berkeley” -S. Hurwitt, SJ Mercury Stage Pick

“Engrossing and involving [with] absolutely first-rate performances” –E. Mendel, Berkeleyside

“The road to happiness, in this case, is paved with laughter. It would be a tragedy to miss this!” –C. Kruger, Theatrestorm

“Graves script does a fine job of pitting family members against each other while giving them enough zingers to keep the audience laughing.” -G. Heymont, My Cultural Landscape

“a haunting play that will stay with you” -G. Caldwell-Smith, For All Events

Watch the trailer!

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