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by Bruce Walsh

World Premiere

Artie Award Nominations: 

Outstanding Direction of a Play

Best Supporting Actress 

Outstanding Scenic Design

Technical Achievement 

Winner of Alleyway's Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition

An idealistic teacher comes face-to-face with a bear in the wilderness and finds himself spiraling into a mid-life crisis. He leaves his partner, child, and students in pursuit of a new career where he forms an unlikely friendship with a young boy, as they help each other step forward into a brave new future. Oh yeah, and Led Zeppelin.

The Buffalo News
April 1, 2022
Melinda Miller

4 Stars (out of 4)

"Alleyway Theatre’s darkly comic and weirdly wonderful new play BERSERKER is a cautionary tale about facing one’s fears and behaving like a total jerk. Not quite a romp, not really a riot, it’s like what Led Zeppelin fans might call a trip, and a good one at that."

"[Playwright Bruce] Walsh was on hand to offer input as director Robyn Lee Horn turned all these elements into a world of their own. Credit both with being uncompromising in creating a story that is unafraid to wander from the well-worn path."

"[A] riveting play with something for everyone, well-acted, funny, and skillfully produced."

"If I were you, I’d make a real effort to attend.  This one’s a keeper."

4 1/2 Buffalos

Buffalo Rising
April 7, 2022

Peter Hall

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