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  • The Knight of the Burning Pestle

    By Francis Beaumont
    Adapted by Vicki Siegel
    Directed by Lelan Fernando
    Assisted by Michael R. Cohen.
    Weekends in John Hinkel Park

    August 19th-September 4
    including Labor Day
    Directions to John Hinkel Park

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The Knight of the Burning Pestle

Very Nearly Shakespeare in the Park
By Francis Beaumont
Adapted by Vicki Siegel
Directed by Lelan Fernando
Weekends in John Hinkel Park (Directions)

Free: Saturday and Sunday August 19th-September 3rd at 4 p.m., plus Monday September 4th (Labor Day) at 4 p.m.

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William Martinelli: A passion for theater, always a smile in his eyes

William Martinelli, lifelong resident of Oakland and board member of Actors Ensemble of Berkeley since its incorporation in 1957, died of a lung infection at a medical facility in Oakland on July 13, 2017. Bill was the only child of Doris and Peter Martinelli, born on Jan. 5, 1930. For the majority of his life Bill lived at the family home on the corner of Kansas Street and 35th Avenue in Oakland.

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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

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.

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