***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
ACTORS ENSEMBLE OF BERKELEY
"A DREAM PLAY"
by August Strindberg
Adapted and directed by David Stein
An angelic being descends to earth to bear witness to the difficulties of
everyday life. Characters converge and divide, locations change in an instant,
and a locked door becomes an obsessively recurrent motif. These images were
first presented to Stockholm audience for the first time one hundred years ago
in 1907, and none have lost their power to haunt the mind.
This site-specific adaptation, boldly adapted and visualized by director David
Stein, will use the unique and lush Berkeley Art Center as a natural backdrop.
In this "roaming" adaptation, audience members are invited to follow along with
the actors from one scene to the next throughout the art center, inside and out
as the story unfolds.
Along with his recent original production of the musical "Emperor Norton" in
San Francisco, Mr. Stein has directed energetic and well-received productions
of George Bernard Shaw's "The Devil's Disciple", Sam Shepard's "Seduced" and
Euripides "The Bacchae" (performed in 2003 in John Hinkel Park) for Actors
Ensemble, and we're excited that he's chosen this special offering for our
"A Dream Play" continues Actors Ensemble of Berkeley's 50th Anniversary
celebration, as we go outside our Live Oak Theatre home to inhale the good
summer air on the Front Lawn of our close neighbors at the Berkeley Art Center,
1275 Walnut Street @ Berryman (directly behind our theatre) near the gourmet
ghetto in Berkeley.
When: June 9-July 1, 2007, Saturdays and Sundays, starting at 3pm.
What: Play - "A Dream Play"
Who: Actors Ensemble of Berkeley
Where: Berkeley Art Center, Front Lawn, 1275 Walnut St. (at Berryman) in Berkeley
Public Info: www.aeofberkeley.org,
or (510) 841-5580 for information
|Contact: ||Eric Carlson, (510) 525-7511; firstname.lastname@example.org|