Drew Dir, director
Kyle Vegter and Ben Kauffman, sound and score

Shadow puppetry, live music, and immersive visual effects combine to tell the magical story of two elderly sister lighthouse keepers separated by death, in Manual Cinema's charming Ada/Ava. The Chicago-based performance collective's "exquisitely precise piece of visual storytelling" (The Guardian, London) evokes the supernatural world of the New England gothic, where the living and the dead commingle in an exploration of melancholy, loneliness, and sisterly love.


Manual Cinema ADA/AVA Official Trailer HD

Donor Benefits Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]

Parking Alerts

Parking may be a problem on campus for the Mar 18 performance. Due to the Cal Cycling bicycle race this weekend on the UC Berkeley campus, there will be traffic and parking disruptions.Please note that there will be no parking at all on Bancroft Way, and several parking lots will be inaccessible. We highly recommend that you allow yourself a extra time to ensure you are comfortably in your seat before the performance begins. Please see our Parking Alert section for more information.

Donor Parking
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