Don Reed


Produced, Written, Performed, & Directed by Don Reed
Original Music by Don Reed
Lighting Design by Erich Blazeski

August 5 – September 10 | Berkeley

Saturdays at 8:30pm | Sundays at 5:30pm

*PLEASE NOTE* Starting September 2
Saturdays at 5pm | Sundays at 5:30pm


“Don Reed displays comic genius in solo show ‘The Kipling Hotel’… He nails it in this tight theatrical solo package that’s a sequel to his solo-show smash hit ‘East 14th.'” – Mercury News

“Reed stretches his elastic features and voice to inhabit people of every race, age and gender.” –San Francisco Chronicle

Show Description

Don Reed’s “East 14th” chronicled the 70s – and now it’s his true misadventures through the 80s. As the awkward son of a pimp struggled through college, he tried being a stripper and a gigolo–but he ended up serving breakfast at an unforgettable retirement hotel full of the fascinating elderly, wild drifters, slick actors, and drug addicted dreamers.

Artist Biography

Don Reed, (HBO/Snap Judgment/CBS) a San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Nominee, NAACP Triple Nominee for Best Actor & Best Playwright and 2016 Theater Bay Area Outstanding Solo Show WINNER – is presently playing one of the lead roles in a streaming bound comedy series backed by major players from the Broadway smash “HAMILTON” including co-financing and recurring role starring composer/creator Lin Manuel Miranda.  Don has a role in the feature film “UNLEASHED” – co-starring two of the leads from Showtime’s “SHAMELESS” being released this August 2017. He has performed, written and directed for film, television and theater. A memorable performance on an HBO Partners and Crime Special of up-and-coming comedians years ago caught the attention of some Hollywood guns and led to many recurring and guest starring roles. You may have heard his voice on: Spiderman, Johnny Quest, SNL and most recently as the voice of the cat on 2 Broke Girls. Additionally, Don has written, directed, produced and starred in short films for HBO Shorts. Reed was the opening act/warm-up comedian for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for over 1,000 episodes, and recently won 2016 NPR/WYNC’s Snap Judgment Performance of the Year. It was so compelling that it will be woven into the graduate writing curriculum at American University in D.C.

Show Info

Tickets: $20 – $35 sliding scale | $55 and $100 Reserved Seating
August 5 – September 10 | Berkeley
Saturdays at 8:30pm | Sundays at 5:30pm
*PLEASE NOTE* Starting September 2
Saturdays at 5pm | Sundays at 5:30pm
90 minutes | 1 Intermission | Ages 17+ | Please do not bring infants to the show

For more information on the sliding scale ticketing policy, late seating and reserved seating please click here.

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To purchase tickets online, please click on a date below
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  • August 26, 2017 8:30 PMThe Kipling Hotel 08-26-17 CANCELLED
  • August 27, 2017 5:30 PMThe Kipling Hotel 08-27-17 (Berkeley)
  • September 2, 2017 5:00 PMThe Kipling Hotel 09-02-17 (Berkeley)
  • September 3, 2017 5:30 PMThe Kipling Hotel 09-03-17 (Berkeley)
  • September 9, 2017 5:00 PMThe Kipling Hotel 09-09-17 (Berkeley)
  • September 10, 2017 5:30 PMThe Kipling Hotel 09-10-17 (Berkeley)
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Monday – Friday 1 – 4pm, 415.282.3055
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