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Relatively Speaking

"Honeymoon Motel" by Woody Allen, directed by Colin Johnson
"Talking Cure" by Ethan Coen, directed by Michael Cohen
"George is Dead" by Elaine May, directed by Susannah Wood

January 3 - 25, 2014
At Live Oak Theater

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley presents the first production of their 2014 season - RELATIVELY SPEAKING - three one acts by three comedic geniuses - start your New Year off with Comedy!

Click here for photos from the Final Dress Rehearsal, by Anna Kaminska

Woody Allen's "Honeymoon Motel" - Let's just say this wasn't what the groom had in mind - a hilarious farce reminiscent of "Room Service". Directed by Colin Johnson, who directed our fantastic "Noises Off" from 2012.

Elaine May's "George is Dead" - Doreen has just lost her husband. Carla may qualify as her only friend. But really she's just the daughter of Doreen's favorite nanny. Directed by Susannah Wood, most recently in "Fortinbras" and a woman of many talents.

Ethan Coen's "Talking Cure" - Larry is the patient, but thinks he's in charge. And his mother and father get a word in as well. Directed by Michael Cohen, who most recently directed our 2013 production of "Fortinbras" in John Hinkel Park.

Running January 3rd - 25th at Live Oak Theatre. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees January 12th and 19th at 2 p.m.

Costumes by Paula Dodd Aiello. Set design by Michael Cohen. Light design by Robert Gudmundsson.


CAST

Honeymoon Motel, directed by Colin Johnson

Jerry - Peter Weiss
Nina - Zara Brenner
Eddie - Bruce Kaplan
Judy - Shay Ogelsby-Smith
Sam - Scott Ayres
Fay - Yael Aranoff
Rabbi - Stanley Spenger
Sal - Cameron Aiello Dodd
Paul - David Koskza
Dr. Brill - Geoffrey Colton

George is Dead, directed by Susannah Wood

Carla - Erika Bakse
Doreen - Christina Stoffan
Michael - Aren Huan
Nanny - Martha Luehrmann
Funeral Director- Jerome Michael Solberg

Talking Cure, directed by Michael Cohen

Dr. - Geoffrey Colton
Larry - Dominick Palamenti
Mother - Meira Perelstein
Father - Ian Johnson


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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