Get it on iTunes

Download our 2015/16 Season Calendar in iCal format

Theater, Basil Twist: Dogugaeshi, November 6-10, 2013. Patron Sponsor: Peter Washburn


Basil Twist on Dogugaeshi video

An artist of wild imagination and singular poetic vision, puppeteer Basil Twist creates absorbing works that connect classic stories with profound music and mesmerizing visuals. His meditative Dogugaeshi explores an ancient Japanese art, where unseen puppeteers deftly manipulate hand-painted screens to reveal marvelous characters and landscapes, accompanied by Yumiko Tanaka on shamisen.

Dogugaeshi is not appropriate for children under the age of 12.

Seating for
Dogugaeshi is limited to 140 per performance on the Zellerbach Playhouse stage and is general admission. The audience will have an opportunity post-performance to take a sneak peek at behind the scenes of this extraordinary production.

Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]

Parking Alerts

Parking may be a problem on campus for the Friday performances due to a Cal Men's Basketball game. Please see our Parking Alert section for more information.


Puppeteer Basil Twist talks about Dogugaeshi coming to Zellerbach Playhouse

Purchase Tickets

Wed, Nov 6, 8:30 pm
Thurs, Nov 7, 6 pm
Thurs, Nov 7, 8:30 pm
Fri, Nov 8, 6 pm
Fri, Nov 8, 8:30 pm
Sat, Nov 9, 2 pm
Sat, Nov 9, 7 pm
Sun, Nov 10, 2 pm
Sun, Nov 10, 7 pm
2015/16 Subscriptions are on sale now! Learn More

(Single tickets for Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela are on sale now!

Subscribers to the 2015/16 Season and Donors of $1,500 and above may order single tickets to all other 2015/16 events now; Donors of $100+ on July 29 at noon; to Email Club on August 4 at noon; and to the general public on August 11, 2015 at noon.)

Venue: Zellerbach Playhouse

Price: Tickets start at $48 (general admission)

Wheelchair Accessible Assistive Listening Devices Available
What do these symbols mean?
General Questions:

Ticket Office: 510.642.9988

Website Comments:

© Cal Performances, U.C. Regents, 1998–2014
101 Zellerbach Hall, #4800, Berkeley, CA, 94720-4800
UC Berkeley