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Emma Rice, playwright/director, “Wuthering Heights,” at Berkeley Rep

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Emma Rice, whose latest production, an adaptation of Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights” plays at Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre November 18th through January 1st, in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky.

Emma Rice was formerly the Artistic Director of Kneehigh Theatre, which brought several shows to Berkeley Rep, including Brief Encounter, and The Wild Bride, along with 946 (The Story of Adolpho Tips). Her new company, Wise Children, as formed in 2017 following a short stint as Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe, produced several live video productions during the pandemic shutdown, including Wuthering Heights, which now airs on Sky Arts.

The production of Wuthering Heights focuses not on the romance angle of previous adaptations, but on how it’s actually a story of abuse, revenge and passion, told with a Greek Chorus and some irreverence. Wise Children website.