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the Jonathan Reinis Production of

citizen josh
the quixotic adventures of an unlikely berkeley activist

created and performed by
Josh Kornbluth

in collaboration with director
David Dower
originally commissioned by
Z Space Studio

June 26 - July 20, 2008
Thursday - Saturday at 8PM
Sunday at 5PM*
* performance Sunday 7/20 at 8pm

No performances 7/3 or 7/4

Kornbluth’s latest picks up the narrative threads of his previous work and turns the spotlight on the divided heart of America’s democracy. Rooted in Josh’s colorful autobiography, and his determination to engage The System, Citizen Josh is smart, heart wrenching, and filled with Kornbluthian hilarity. A stirring call to action all about Berkeley from one of the country’s leading monologists!

"I saw Josh Kornbluth's play this past weekend at the Ashby Stage. It was funny, touching and thoughtful ... especially for folks who live and work in Berkeley. If you haven't seen it already, do yourself a favor and check it out. It was a great experience."

Timothy Burroughs, Climate Action Coordinator, City of Berkeley

"Another hilariously provocative chapter from his life...highly entertaining, smart, funny, and affecting."
- SF Chronicle review

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- Jon Carroll, SF Chronicle

"A must see!"
- SF Bay Times

special talkbacks!

Join us opening weekend
for special talkbacks
after the show with the
following Bay Area luminaries:

June 26
Councilmember Gordon Wozniak [bio]

June 27
Councilmember Linda Maio [bio]

June 28
Mayor Tom Bates [bio]

June 29
Robert Hurwitt [bio]
SF Chronicle Critic

July 5
Code Pink Member
Cynthia Papermaster

July 6
Osha Neumann [bio]

July 10
Becky O'Malley [bio]
Berkeley Daily Planet writer

July 11
Councilmember Laurie Capitelli [bio]

July 12
Democrat for State Senate Loni Hancock [bio]

July 13
Timothy Burroughs [bio]
and Matt Nichols [bio]

July 17
Acclaimed author Susan Griffin [bio]

July 18
USF Politics Professor Brian Weiner [bio]

July 19
Save the Oaks director Doug Buckwald [bio]

July 20
Professor, author, and veteran of the Free Speech Movement Jeff Lustig [bio]






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Berkeley, CA 94703

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