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Berkeley Repertory Theatre

The Tale of Despereaux

November 21–January 5
Roda Theatre

Jim Cox

Prepare to be charmed during the 2019 holiday season when the acclaimed PigPen Theatre Co. brings their one-of-a-kind theatrical and musical inventiveness to Kate DiCamillo’s beloved, Newbery Medal–winning modern fable. Despereaux is a courageous mouse who dreams of becoming a knight. He sets off on a noble quest that will take him down into dungeons and up to the heights of a castle tower to rescue a beautiful human princess—but the dark-hearted rat Roscuro has other ideas.

Full of gorgeous music, stunning stage effects, witty performances and a message of optimism and community, The Tale of Despereaux is an inspiring and beguiling story for all ages.