In the tradition of the wildly successful Lily Tomlin and Whoopi Goldberg, the vivacious and outspoken performance artist Sarah Jones brings her critically-acclaimed piece Surface Transit to Berkeley Rep. As a recognized up-and-coming African American poet and spoken word performer, Jones weaves savvy political humor and arresting language into a collection of monologues detailing the disparate yet cosmically linked lives of eight idiosyncratic New Yorkers. Jones presents a dissection of prejudice imbued with characters that share hilariously provocative stories. Tony Taccone directs. There are Saturday Matinees on April 26, May 3 and May 10 at 2pm; There are Sunday Matinees on April 27, May 4, and May 18 at 2pm. There are no performances on Friday April 25 or Wednesday May 14. Opening Night Performance on Tuesday, April 23 is at 8pm.