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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged

By Long, Singer and Winfield
Directed by Crystal Brown
Saturdays and Sundays at 4 PM
August 18th-September 2nd
Plus Labor Day, September 3rd at 4 PM
At John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre, 41 Somerset Place Berkeley, CA 94710

Complete Works of Shakespeare

Actors Ensemble celebrates our 61st season, and our 6th year back in John Hinkel Park, with TWO productions this summer. Our second production is "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged", the uproarious, madcap mashup of all of Shakespeare's plays by Winfield, Singer, and Long. Originally produced by the Reduced Shakespeare Company in the West End of London.  Updated and adapted by Vicki Siegel and Crystal Brown, and directed by Crystal Brown. Presented free of charge in Berkeley's fantastic John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre.

Opens Saturday, August 18th at 4 p.m., and continuing Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m. until September 2nd, with a final performance at 4 p.m. on Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd. All performances are free of charge.

Featuring a mix of newcomers a veterans: Bruce Kaplan, Saskia Baur, Jeanette Sarmiento, Lisa Wang, Patrick Glenn, Ian Wilcox, Sophia Lanz-Weil, Kent Mannis, and Meira Perelstein

Costumes by Kacy Dapp, assisted by Helen Slomowitz. Set design by Elena Childs. Stage management by Ayumi Namba, Technical direction by Robert Gudmundsson. Graphic design by Vicki Victoria. Produced by Michael Cohen and Jerome Solberg.

Our production will be directed by Crystal Brown, originally from Dallas, Texas. Crystal is an international actress with performance credits including "Nunsense" with Altarena, "The Marriage of Figaro" and "Twelfth Night" with Actors Ensemble, "Female Ashkenazi with Sewing Machine" with Inferno Theatre, and "Die Meistersingern von Nurnberg" with the Royal Opera House in London. Recently she directed Ibsen's "Rosmersholm" as part of Actors Ensemble's Winter Staged Reading Series. She recently performed as the lead actress in "The Human Ear" with Anton's Well Theatre Company in Berkeley.

The venue consists of a series of stone terraces, bring cushions, low lawnchairs, and/or blankets. There will be one 15-minute intermission. Wheelchair accessible, including ADA-approved bathrooms. Reservations accepted, especially for those with limited mobility - call 510-649-5999 to make a reservation. More information, write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Partially supported by a grant from Berkeley Civic Arts Commission.

Actors Ensemble is the longest-running theatre organization in Berkeley, founded in 1957. We aim to produce quality theatre emphasizing the ensemble, with a community flavor.


Actors Ensemble
P.O. Box 663
Berkeley, CA 94701
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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