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Staged Reading - Benefactors

By Michael Frayn

A staged Reading

Directed by Matthew Surrence

Tuesday - August 7, 2012 8 p.m.

ONE NIGHT ONLY

Benefactorsby Michael Frayn, directed by Matthew Surrence Tuesday August 7th at 8 p.m.  The award-winning BENEFACTORS(1984) was written by Frayn in the period immediately after NOISES OFF, and features the idealistic architect David and his wife Jane, and the cynical Colin and his wife Sheila.

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Staged Reading - Proof

By David Auburn

A Staged Reading

Directed by Donna Davis

Tuesday - January 31, 2012 at  8 p.m.

 

ONE NIGHT ONLY - $5 - $10 sliding scale (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

 

2001 Tony Award winner for best play, PROOF concerns Catherine, the daughter of Robert, a recently deceased mathematical genius in his fifties and professor at the University of Chicago, and her struggles with mathematical genius and mental illness.

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Staged Reading - The Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare

A staged Reading

Directed by Eileen Tull

Tuesday - May 1st, 2012 8 p.m.

ONE NIGHT ONLY

The Comedy of Errors is considered one of Shakespeare's earliest plays, possibly his first comedy and certainly his shortest play. The primary source of the play is the Menaechmi of Plautus, but Shakespeare also borrowed from Plautus's Amphitruo.

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Staged Reading - Copenhagen

By Michael Frayn

A staged Reading

Directed by Bruce Coughran,

Assisted by Alecks Rundell

Tuesday - August 14, 2012 8 p.m.

ONE NIGHT ONLY

The Tony-Award winning COPENHAGEN (1998) represents the later stage of Frayn's career, and explores the historic meeting between the physicists Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr (accompanied by his wife Margrethe Bohr) in Copenhagen in 1941.

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Staged Reading - Madam Gufays Lovelutionaries

By Norah Foster

A staged Reading

Directed by Alan Barkan & Jerome Solberg

Sunday - August 12, 2012 7 p.m.

ONE NIGHT ONLY

Actors Ensemble launches a new series featuring heretofore unproduced works with the goofy comedy MADAM GUFAYS LOVELUTIONARIES, written by new playwright Norah Foster. Mdme. Gufay's hilarious antics on behalf of free speech in the academic machine of UC Berkeley befuddles the higher-ups and her innocent eroticism wins over their hearts.

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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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