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Staged Reading - Loose Knit

By Theresa Rebeck

A staged Reading

Directed by Yael Aranoff

Tuesday - April 24th, 2015 8 p.m.

ONE NIGHT ONLY - Berkeley City Club

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

Liz…………….. Christine Jamlig

Lily………….……… Lisa Wang

Paula…….…..……. Kristin Avila

Gina…………. Nicola Fordwood

Margie…………..... Kathryn Han

Bob………....…. Ryan Lee Short

Miles………….....… Fred Webre

Yael Aranoff is a local theatre artist who has worked with Actors Ensemble in a number of productions as an actor, as a dramaturg, and now as a director. Yael studied directing with Christopher Herold at U.C. Berkeley. She most recently directed Edah’s children’s production, El Toch Ha’Ya’ar, a Jewish reimagining of Into the Woods.

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

Produced under arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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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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