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Compulsion at Berkeley Rep
Seeded by berkeleyrep on 8 Mar 2012
Author: berkeleyrep
Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor Mandy Patinkin makes his Berkeley Rep debut as Sid Silver, a man obsessed. When he learns about a young girl named Anne Frank and her extraordinary diary, Silver makes it his mission to ensure her tale is heard. But is the manuscript a work of art? A cultural treasure? Once publishers and producers get involved, it becomes "a very valuable product"—and his good intentions prove to be his undoing. Acclaimed director Oskar Eustis returns to the Bay Area with Rinne Groff's Compulsion, a kaleidoscopic collision of history and culture inspired by the life of Meyer Levin and commissioned by Berkeley Rep. A moving story that combines stellar acting with marvelous marionettes, this world-premiere production takes us on a journey from passion to Compulsion. Compulsion is co-production between Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre & The Public Theater. Footage for this video was captured at Yale Repertory Theatre by David Kane. The music