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"Twelfth Night", adapted from Shakespeare and directed by Michael R. Cohen,  Aug. 20th-Sep. 5th, 2016 John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre, Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m., special performance Monday September 5th at 4 p.m.


Actors Ensemble Shows

  • The Importance of Being Earnest


    By Oscar Wilde
    Directed  by Nicole Meñez
    At Live Oak Theatre
    January 20th - February 11th at 8 pm
    Sundays 1/29 & 2/5 at 2 pm


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The Importance Of Being Earnest - Photos by Vicki Victoria

Auditions for our Winter Staged Reading Series

Announcing auditions for our Winter Staged Reading Series. This  is a collaboration with TheatreFirst's T1 Presents performance series.  These staged readings are presented as a companion to our main stage production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, opening Jan 20th at Live Oak Theatre.

The Wilde Life
curated and directed by Robert Estes
One night only:  January 30th at 8 p.m.
Live Oak Theatre, Berkeley

Gross Indecency:  The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
by Moises Kaufmann
directed by Laur Raag
One night only:  February 6th at 8 p.m.
Live Oak Theatre, Berkeley

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Thank You - Urban Mattress

Actors Ensemble would like to thank Urban Mattress and their proprietor, Todd Leslie, for providing rehearsal space for "The Importance of Being Earnest".  This is the second consecutive year AEB has partnered with Urban Mattress, after last year's "What Do Women Want? - The Marriage of Sir Gawain".

Urban Mattress is a locally-owned provider of fine bedding products for all budgets, with quality products and and a simple, honest, and fair buying process.

1325 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702

Videos of Past Shows

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 $5,200.00 awarded in 2016. This will enable us to continue to provide free or low cost opportunities for community members to participate in the life changing activities of theater arts.


AE is the heart of Berkeley theatre! As Berkeley's longest running theatre group, we're dedicated to providing area residents with opportunities to attend, participate in and be helped through theatre. And we're ALL volunteer-based, so we need YOU to keep us going!