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By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Robert Estes

January 20 to February 18, 2012 - Friday & Saturday at 8:00 pm.
February 12, 2012 - Sunday at 2:00 pm.
$15 for adults - $12 for students and seniors.

From its first line, "what is carnal embrace?," ARCADIA brilliantly intermixes sex, mathematics, romance and landscape architecture in a contemporary comic drama that deftly travels from today's England back to the time of the wild poet Lord Byron. All in pursuit of desire--desire for love, desire for fame, and the desire for simply knowing how it all turns out.




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A Hot Day In Ephesus

By Vicki Siegel
Directed By Bruce Coughran

April 20 to May 19, 2012

Based on Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, A HOT DAY IN EPHESUS is about two sets of twins; twin masters both named Antipholus and twin servants both named Dromio - separated by shipwreck, all eventually end up in Ephesus where multiple instances of mistaken identity lead to love, laughter, farce, and joyful, joyful song! Click here for Tickets!

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Richard III

By William Shakespeare
Directed By Sharon Robinson

October 19 to November 17, 2012

RICHARD III, by William Shakespeare, is the classic tale of the lust for power gone beserk.  Quite an appropriate play for election season!  The original villain you love to hate or hate to love--you just can't help but let yourself be seduced by him.  Tickets

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Noises Off!

By Michael Frayn
Directed By Colin Johnson

July 20 to August 18, 2012

NOISES OFF, the comic masterpiece written by the acclaimed playwright Michael Frayn, also responsible for "Copenhagen", "Benefactors", and "Democracy", is not one play, but two: the hilariously horrible, British farce, "Nothing On", and the COMEDIC NIGHTMARE that ensues BACKSTAGE. Slamming doors, flying props, prat falls, sardines and TWO-STORY REVOLVING SETS abound as we see the first act of "Nothing On" presented three times, each with successively less attention to the script.

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

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Federal Tax ID #946139640, since 04-1967