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Penthesilea Queen Of The Amazons

Adapted by Giulio Perrone
From a play by Heinrich Von Kleist
Directed by Giulio Perrone
August 23rd - September 7th, 2014
Special show September 1
All shows at 4 p.m.

John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre

Actors Ensemble in collaboration with Inferno Theatre present FREE in Berkeley's fantastic John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre

PENTHESILEA - QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS, adapted and directed by globally-recognized director Giulio Cesare Perrone from the classic play by Heinrich Von Kleist. The Amazons interrupt the Trojan War only to find love interrupts conquest. Movement and music enhance the battle of the sexes as Penthesilea and Achilles confront the ultimate in career/life conflict! Click here for photos

All performances are at 4 p.m., running Saturdays and Sundays from August 23rd to September 7th, with a special show at 4 p.m. on Monday, September 1st (Labor Day).. The amphitheater will open at 3 p.m. for picnicing.

The amphitheatre seats over 200 people (check out the photo below from our recent production of Pride and Prejudice), but we will reserve the first few rows as a courtesy especially to the elderly and disabled - call 510-649-5999 to make a reservation. The amphitheatre is wheelchair accessible - access is best from Somerset Pl., take Southhampton from Arlington and continue straight onto Somerset Pl. (Google Maps will send you to the top of the park, quite a hike down). The amphitheatre consists of a series of stone steps. Bring low lawnchairs or pillows/cushions and/or blankets.

Danielle Martino- Penthesila
Jacob Dean - Achilles
AnJu Hyppolite - Prothoe
Emmy Pierce - Asteria
Vicki Victoria - Meroe
Michael Needham - Odysseus
Jerome Solberg - Diomedes
Tenya Spillman - Belly Dancer/Maiden #1
Katherine Potter - Belly Dancer/Maiden #2
Manuel Perrone - Greek Soldier #1
Diego Perrone - Greek Soldier #2


Costumes and Set by Giulio Perrone with assistance from Jamie Greenblatt. Assistant Direction & Music by Emmy Pierce. Choreography by Giulio and Manuel Perrone. Stage Management by Carmen Yu. Technical Direction by Robert Gudmundsson, additional production assistance by Robert Estes.

Giulio Perrone is well known in the theatrical community, working as a designer throughout the United States and his native Italy. His company, Inferno Theatre, is renowned for successfully presenting classic works in unique spaces, and for innovative use of dance, movement, and music. Recent productions include The Iliad, Dracula, and an adaptation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses.


Performances are Saturdays and Sundays August 23rd – September 7th, with a special performance on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1st.

Reservation line - 510-649-5999.
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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