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True West

By Sam Shepard
Directed by Paul Shepard

January 19 through February 17, 2007

Sons of a desert dwelling alcoholic clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer when Lee, a demented petty thief, drops in.

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Lysistrata

Ellen McLaughlin
Based on the play by Aristophanes
Directed by Noona Nolan

April 13 through May 12, 2007

Part of the 2002 Worldwide Lysistrata Project, Ellen McLaughlin's humorous interpretation of the Aristophane classic, Lysistrata, tells the story of women from opposing Greek states who unite to end a war by refusing to sleep with their husbands.

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All In The Timing

David Ives
Directed by Jon Wal-Keung Lowe

July 13 through August 11, 2007

Winner of the John Gassner playwriting award. this critically acclaimed, award-winning evening of six one act comedies combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun.

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A Dream Play

August Strindberg
Adapted and directed by David Stein

June 9 through July 1, 2007
Saturdays and Sundays, starting at 3pm.

An angelic being descends to earth to bear witness to the difficulties of everyday life.  Characters converge and divide, locations change in an instant, and a locked door becomes an obsessively recurrent motif.

Where:  Berkeley Art Center, Front Lawn, 1275 Walnut St. (at Berryman) in Berkeley - Admission: Free.

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Stanley Spenger

October 19 through November 20, 2007

Winner of both the Tony and NY Drama Critics Circle awards. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are the college chums of Hamlet and their story is what happened behind the scenes in Shakespeare's play. What were they doing there in Elsinore anyway? "I don't know; we were sent for."

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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.

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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!