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Staged Reading: The Merry Wives of Windsor on June 30th

Celebrate Actors Ensemble of Berkeley on Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at 4 PM at John Hinkel Park and wish long-time board member and jack-of-all trades Bob Gudmundsson bon-voyage as he and his wife embark on a new life in Southern California, with a party and a free (donations accepted) pop-up performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare. (Download program PDF)

Merry Wives of Windsor Staged Reading

As some of you know, John Hinkel Park, our normal location for our Summer Season, will be closed this summer for renovations. However, we have made special arrangements with the City of Berkeley for this one-day-only performance/party, just before the renovations commence.

Show starts at 4 p.m., at the John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre, 41 Somerset Pl., Berkeley, 94709, off Arlington and Southampton, just north of the Marin Circle. Sunday, June 30th.  It's easy to get to via public transit, there is a bus that stops at Southampton and Arlington that goes straight from Downtown Berkeley. There will be one intermisson with the usual hot dogs, veggie dogs, and corn-on-the-cob available. We expect the show to last a little over two hours including the intermission. Portable restrooms available. Thanks to Denise Brown, Wendy Wellbrok, and Terri Vargas of the City of Berkeley for helping to make this performance possible.

We have a wonderful cast featuring many of your favorites from over the years. The performance will be in the form of a staged reading. Free-of-charge, donations accepted.

Justice Shallow – Norman MacLeod 
Slender – Ian Wilcox
Pastor Evans – Susannah Wood
Dr. Caius – Bruce Kaplan
Master Page – Joseph O’Loughlin 
Master Ford – Kent Mannis
Mistress Page – Jane Goodwin
Mistress Ford – Alejandra Wahl
Anne Page – Meryn MacDougal
Rugby - Cameron Dodd
Fenton part 1 Cameron Dodd
Fenton part 2 – Patrick Glenn
Falstaff part 1 – Stan Spenger
Falstaff part 2 Jeff Trescott
Hostess of the tavern – Vicki Victoria
Pistol – Polina Litvak
Nym – Matthew Weinberg
Bardolph – Norah Foster
Robin – Diana Godet
5 Mistress Quicklys (too good a role not to share with all us mature comediennes)
Mistress Q 1 Martha Luehrmann 
Mistress Q 2 Vicki Siegel
Mistress Q 3 Jeanette Sarmiento
Mistress Q 4 Elizabeth DuVal n
Mistress Q 5 Maureen Coyne 
Narrators: Jerome Solberg and Ann Barnett

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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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