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Central Works announces Season 28  (Download PDF)

CENTRAL WORKS 2018 SEASON: 4 Plays – All New – All Premieres, 3 Comedies, 2 Adaptations, 1 Classic
February – November 2018 – A Season of New WorksWhere Boundaries Are No Barrier To Laughter And Engagement

Bamboozled by Patricia Milton (Feb 17–Mar 18), Palace Wreckers by Gary Graves (May 12–Jun 10), King of Cuba by Cristina García (Jul 21–Aug 19), Chekhov’s WARD 6  by Gary Graves (Oct 13–Nov 11)

CENTRAL WORKS 2018 SEASON features 4 plays, all new, all world premieres beginning February 17, and running through November 2018. This is a season where boundaries, national and otherwise, are no barrier to laughter and genuine engagement with three comedies, two adaptations and one new play inspired by a classic.  Central Works 2018 season, launches in February with a new comedy about family valuables. The show Bamboozled by Patricia Milton (Feb 17–Mar 18), inspired by a true story, looks at what we value and what it costs when a Daughter of the Confederacy is defrauded out of family Civil War heirlooms worth over $1M. Milton has developed several hits and award winning plays with Central Works. Spring brings COMEDY with a vengeance with the a new Central Works Method play, Palace Wreckers, Inc by Gary Graves (May 12–Jun 10). Then in July, award-winning writer Cristina García will premiere an adaption of her hilarious and often touching comic novel King of Cuba (Jul 21–Aug 19).  The season closes in the fall with  a tale of madness, alienation and moral responsibility Chekhov’s WARD 6  by Gary Graves (Oct 13–Nov 11).

Written by Patricia Milton
A New Comedy about Family Valuables
Previews Feb 15 & 16
Feb 17–Mar 18
World Premiere #58 from the Central Works Writers Workshop

Palace Wreckers
Written by Gary Graves
COMEDY with a vengeance!
Previews May 10 & 11
May 12–Jun 10
World Premiere #59:
A new Central Works Method comedy

King of Cuba
Written by  Cristina García
Adapted From Her Comic Novel
Previews July 19 & 20
July 21–Aug 19
World Premiere #60 from the Central Works Writers Workshop

Chekhov’s WARD 6
Written by Gary Graves
A Tale Of Madness, Alienation & Moral Responsibility
Previews Oct 11 & 12
Oct 13–Nov 11
World Premiere #61 from the Central Works Writers Workshop

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Performing at the Berkeley City Club 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley
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