This year, Berkeley Repertory Theatre unwraps a special show for the holidays by giving local families the gift of Ennio. The international origami sensation returns for a limited engagement of only 14 performances. A special matinee on Christmas Eve and a 9:00 PM performance on New Year's Eve featuring free champagne (or milk and cookies). Direct from London's Royal Festival Hall, it's a holiday show that features all new seasonal characters created with Ennio's usual outrageous charm. So reserve seats now for this uproarious tour de force, written and performed by Ennio Marchetto and directed by Sosthen Hennekam. Berkeley Rep presents Ennio in association with Glynis Henderson Productions and Jonathan Reinis Productions.
Known as the "one-man cartoon factory" and "the human paper-doll," Ennio turns the art of origami into theatrical magic. Don't miss the original quick-change artist as he races through
50 costumes in only 70 minutes, lampooning politicians, celebrities, and historical figures in a presentation that's part commedia dell'arte, part Disney, and all fun. Accompanied by non-stop music, he creates caricatures of pop-culture icons ranging from Marilyn Monroe to Marilyn Manson, stopping along the way to see Whitney Houston, Wonder Woman, and more. Plus, at this special edition of his show, Ennio becomes a snowman, a Christmas tree, and other holiday icons.
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