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The Sisters Rosenzweig

By Wendy Wasserstein
Directed by Fel J. Cruz

April 16 thru May 15, 2004

The Jewish middle-aged sisters, originally from Brooklyn, come together in Queen Anne's Gate, London, to celebrate the fifty-fourth birthday of Sara, the eldest, now a brilliant British banker.

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Present Laughter

By Noël Coward
Directed by Stanley Spenger

October 22 - November 20, 2004

The plot follows a few days in the life of the successful and self-obsessed light comedy actor Garry Essendine as he prepares to travel for a touring commitment in Africa. 

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Helen of Troy Revisited

By Wolfgang Hildesheimer
Directed by David Fenerty

January 23 thru February 21, 2004

Helen of Troy (Revised) - Das Opfer Helena - was first performed as a radio play in 1955 and soon thereafter won a prize from a German war veteran's group. It was staged as a two-act play in 1965, and even later set to music. The piece is more timely than ever, given recent events in U.S. and world history.

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Thank You

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.


AE is the heart of Berkeley theatre! As Berkeley's longest running theatre group, we're dedicated to providing area residents with opportunities to attend, participate in and be helped through theatre. And we're ALL volunteer-based, so we need YOU to keep us going!