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A Particle of Dread:

Oedipus Variations

By Sam Shepard | Directed by Robert Estes
A Co-production with Anton’s Well Theatre Company.

Opening October 18th, 2019
Performed at Old Finnish Hall | No Wheelchair Access
1819 10th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710.

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Skin of Our Teeth - Theatrius Review

Our January 2019 production of THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH by Thornton Wilder got a wonderful review by Theatrius. 

Click continue reading for some quotes or click on the following link for the full article: “Skin of Our Teeth” Taunts US, Terrifically, at Actors Ensemble, Berkeley by Tyler Jeffreys

You’ve heard that laughter is the best teacher.  So, “The Skin of our Teeth” at Live Oak Park uses hearty laughs to reminds us about human oneness and empathy. The Actors Ensemble of Berkeley takes us a topsy-turvy journey through human history. And it’s hilarious. The glacier is coming, and it’s happening in Berkeley! “The Skin of Our Teeth” is a comedy for the ages–by the writer of “Our Town.” 

- Tyler Jeffreys


The Actors Ensemble of Berkeley’s “Skin” keeps us transfixed with wild stage movement, quick costume changes, and a hilarious stretch break. Local Berkeley hero Thornton Wilder educates us on political selfishness, as opposed to hopeful altruism. Well done!

- Tyler Jeffreys


“The Skin of our Teeth” by Thornton Wilder, directed by Michael R. Cohen, by Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, at Live Oak Theater, through Saturday, January 26, 2019.

Cast: Mary Bishop, Molly Hanes, Kent Mannis, Jake Soss, Miranda Tilley, John Tranchitella, Vicki Victoria, Alejandre Wahl, Lisa Wang, Matthew Weinberg, and Susannah Wood.



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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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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