Close Sidebar
This show closed on March 5, 2017
When Henry, a cerebral playwright, is asked by his mistress to ghost-write a script, his life begins to imitate his art too closely. More comfortable with words than feelings, Henry must decide which of his emotions are the “real thing.” Stoppard tackles questions of love and marriage with dazzling comedy and more than one play-within-a-play, sending his characters and the audience reeling between authenticity and artifice, intellect and passion, and love and infidelity.
Aurora Theatre Company
2081 Addison Street
BerkeleyCA 94704
The Real Thing tickets on TodayTix
Tickets are not currently available. Set an alert and we’ll tell you when more tickets go on sale.
Running Time
Running Time: 2hr 10min (inc. intermission)
Start Date
End Date
Recommended for ages 16 and up.
Critic Reviews
So packed with wit, ideas and feelings ... Stoppard's most moving play and the most bracing play anyone has written about love and marriage in years.
The New York Times
gorgeous, devastating... the kind of writing we don't see too often in contemporary plays
San Francisco Chronicle