The events of the past can never be changed, but they can certainly be retold and reinterpreted. Spark visits with the Berkeley Repertory Theater’s “The People’s Temple,” as they develop a unique theatrical form to portray the story of the Jonestown mass suicide/murder where 913 Peoples Temple members died in 1978. Then, Don Scardino realizes a life-long dream in directing Best of Broadway’s “Lennon,”a theatrical extravaganza about one of the most beloved stars in popular music. Finally, head to The Marsh where Brian Copeland performs in his one-man show based on growing up black in San Leandro.

History, Retold 11 May,2005Spark

In this Episode

Peoples Temple

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents “The People’s Temple”

Hear what the survivors of the Peoples Temple have to say on stage at Berkeley Rep -- a quarter of century later.



Best of Broadway presents “Lennon”

Get a front row seat for the world premiere of "Lennon" using the words and music of John Lennon.



Brian Copeland

Stop in on Brian Copeland's one-man show as he recounts growing up black in San Leandro.


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