By Rogelio Martinez
Directed by Margarett Perry
In 1988, Bruce Springsteen played a legendary concert in East Germany and 300,000 people showed up. BORN IN EAST BERLIN explores the ultimate juxtaposition between the freedom of a rock concert & the captivity of an oppressive government during the time of a great historical and cultural shift. Who will succeed & who will fail when the end of the Cold War backs up against the force of Rock'N'Roll?
This world premiere by Rogelio Martinez is part of SF Playhouse’s Sandbox Series of new plays. It’s set in the summer of 1988, before the fall of the Berlin wall, at a particular moment in time when a rock concert by Bruce Springsteen galvanized a huge German audience--rock’n’roll butting up against an oppressive regime. Margarett Perry directs an ensemble of seven.