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Fortinbras - Opens July 3, 2020

By Lee Blessing
Directed by Michael R. Cohen
Fri/Sat/Sun - July 3rd/4th/5th - 4 p.m.
Sat/Sun - July 11th/12th - 4 p.m.
Sat/Sun - July 18th/19th - 4 p.m.

FREE at John Hinkel Park


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Fall 2019 Staged Reading Series

Fall 2019 Staged Reading Series. In concert with A Particle of Dread.

Pay-What-You-Will   All readings start at 8 p.m.

  • Jizo, by Jane Goldsmith , directed by Gary Green Monday, October 21st.
  • Lysistrata* by Ellen McLaughlin, directed by Kayla Kaufmann, Monday, October 28th.
  • A Man for All Seasons, by Robert Bolt, directed by Gabriel Ross Monday, November 4th.

Old Finnish Hall, 1819 10th Street, Berkeley  (NOT the Finnish Hall on Chestnut, the other, older, grander one on 10th Street). The venue is not Wheelchair Accessible. 


Winter Staged Reading Photos

  • "The Lady From the Sea", by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Susannah Wood.  Photos
  • "A Protegee of the Mistress", by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Jeff Trescott.  Photos
  • "John Gabriel Borkman", by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Aaron Murphy. Photos
  • "Rosmersholm", by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Crystal Brown.  Photos

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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Actors Ensemble of Berkeley - P.O. Box 663 - Berkeley - California - 94701 ¦ Our Answering Service: (510) 649-5999 ¦


The Merry Wives of Windsor

by William Shakespeare, A Staged Reading

adapted by Victoria Siegel

Saturday, June 29th at 4 p.m.,
At John Hinkel Park.. 
$10 Suggested donations.

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