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The Bacchae

By Euripides
Directed by David Stein

June 21 through July 6, 2003

This legendary play (one of Euripides' earliest) recounts the story of Pentheus, King of Thebes, who was brutally murdered by the followers of Dionysus—and by his very own mother, Agave—for not believing that Dionysus was really the son of Zeus. Faiths clashed as Dionysus et al. overtook the kingdom with a new religion—one that embraced nature and denounced worldly possessions.

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Camping with Henry and Tom,

By Mark St Germain
Directed by Margaret Gudmundsson

October 24 thru November 22, 2003

The play is a fiction suggested by facts.  That President Harding went camping with Henry Ford and Thomas Edison is fact; their evening "escape" from the media-packed campsite is fictional.

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Actors Ensemble of Berkeley is delighted to acknowledge the Berkeley Civic Arts Program and Civic Arts Commission's support in the form of a grant of $5,200.00 awarded in 2016. This will enable us to continue to provide free or low cost opportunities for community members to participate in the life changing activities of theater arts.

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