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Staged Reading - The Time of Your Life

By William Saroyan

A staged Reading

Directed by Darryl Jones

Tuesday - January 20th, 2015 8 p.m.

ONE NIGHT ONLY

THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE - In the time of our life, live - so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it' The Time of Your Life, a rich tapestry of human life, peopled by a profusion of wistful dreamers, pining lonely hearts, and beer-hall-philosophers, is a twentieth century American masterpiece.

Cast

Newsboy/Anna                Polina Litvak

Drunkard/Nick’s Ma         Maureen Coyne

Willie                               Chris Martin

Joe                                 Andrew McIver

Nick                                Bruce Kaplan

Tom                                Carter Chastain

Kitty Duval                      Katie Tandy

Dudley                              Matthew Weinberg
Harry                              Tim Bishop

Wesley                              Joel Jacobs

Lorene                              Debby Segal

Blick                               Scott Heath

Cop                                 Bennie Brown

Arab                                Abe Bernstein

Mary L.                            Lora Oliver

Krupp                              Jamilah Price

McCarthy                         Virginia Corrigan

Kit Carson                       Jeffrey Trescott

Sailor                              Julia Plafker

Elsie                                Yael Aranoff

Killer                               Patty Reinhart

Her Side Kick                      Vylma Ortiz

Society Lady                    Kimberly Huie

Society Gentleman           Edward Kimak

 Darryl Jones (Director) is an artist & filmmaker based in Oakland, CA. As an actor, he most recently appeared as Wickham in the Actor’s Ensemble production of Pride & Prejudice last summer. This is his first staged reading production with the AEB.

The Time of Your Life was first presented at The Shubert Theatre, New Haven, USA, on 7 October 1939. It was the first play to win both the New York Drama Critics' Circle award and the Pulitzer Prize. . It has been revived three times on Broadway; was filmed in 1948, starring James Cagney; and twice filmed for TV. It was last seen in the UK in a star-studded Royal Shakespeare Company production in Stratford and London in 1983, and received the following review:

'A remarkable play which blazes forth like a brave beacon: warming and full of fire' Daily Mail
"Gleeful, heartbreaking, tender and hilarious, probing and elusive." - New York Earnie Post

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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 $8,000.00 awarded in 2017. Also, a thank you to Theatre Bay Area for a grant of $2,500.00.

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