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Antigone

By Jean Anouilh
Directed by Bruce Coughran

January 22 through February 20, 2010
and Thursday, February 18th.

Anouilh’s Antigone is an adaptation of Sophocles’ tragic play. Written in 1942, when the Nazis occupied France, the play revolves around the conflict between the idealist Antigone and her rigid uncle, Creon, over the proper burial of Antigone’s brother, Polynices.

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Blithe Spirit

By Noël Coward
Directed by Hector Correa

July 23 through August 21, 2010
And Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Charles Condo mine, a successful novelist, wishes to learn about the occult for a novel he is writing, and he arranges for an eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, to hold a séance at his house. At the séance, she inadvertently summons Charles's first wife, Elvira, who has been dead for seven years.

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Curse Of The Starving Class

By Sam Shepard
Directed by Robert Estes

April 23 through May 22, 2010
Plus Thursday, May 20th

Hmm! Bacon! Yes, actual frying bacon on stage. Who could resist the enticing smell? - or the darkly comic, hauntingly mythic portrait of the American family in CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS.

Written by Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard, CURSE is at once poetic, violent, lyrical and outrageous.

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The Winter's Tale

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jeremy Cole

October 22 through November 20, 2010

The Winter's Tale is a play by William Shakespeare, originally published in the First Folio of 1623. Although it was grouped among the comedies, some modern editors have re-labelled the play as one of Shakespeare's late romances. Some critics, among them W. W. Lawrence, consider it to be one of Shakespeare's "problem plays", because the first three acts are filled with intense psychological drama, while the last two acts are comedic and supply a happy ending.

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Staged Reading - Lobby Hero

By Kenneth Lonergan

A Staged Reading

Directed by Robert Estes

Tuesday - May, 17th, 2010 -  8 p.m.

ONE NIGHT ONLY

 

What does it take to be a hero? Superpowers like Spiderman, Superman or Batman? Or just the unlikely powers of a low level lobby attendant?

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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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