Actors Ensemble Shows

Five Women - Photos by Anna Kaminska

2015 Season

Auditions for "Falstaff"

The auditions for Falstaff! will happen in the amphitheater at John Hinkel Park, 41 Somerset Place in Berkeley, from 10AM to 1PM on Saturday, April 25 and 10AM to 1PM on Sunday, April 26. The auditions will be by appointment.


"Falstaff!" at John Hinkel Park

<p>Actors Ensemble will present Falstaff! (an abridgement of Henry IV parts One and Two, adapted and directed by Robert Estes) at John Hinkel Park on Saturdays/Sundays from June 20 to July 5. There will be one added holiday performance on Friday, July 3. All performances will start at 4PM.</p>

Staged Reading - Loose Knit

By Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Yael Aranoff
Tuesday, April 14th at 8 p.m.
At the Berkeley City Club

Loose Knit  follows 5 women in a knitting circle in New York City. Affairs are had, jobs are lost, identity crises arise, and Margie just wants a date.


By Anne Ferguson
The Daily Californian
Saturday July 9, 2014
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REVIEW: Five Women Wearing the Same Dress’ gets five stars, wows audiences

Five Women Wearing the Same DressDaily Californian Review by By

When local director Zara Benner chose the 1993 comedy “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” for her winter staged reading, she had a tremendous script to vivify. Written by Oscar and Emmy-winning screenwriter Alan Ball (“American Beauty,” “Six Feet Under”), “Five Women” veers back and forth from playful to tragic, providing rich material for the small, almost exclusively female cast.


Actors Ensemble 2015 Shows

"Panhandle" -by Walter Halsey Davis, dir. by Michael R. Cohen, January 9th-31st 2015, Live Oak Theatre.

"Winter 2015 Staged Reading Series" - Tuesdays during the run of Panhandle, Pay What you Can! Live Oak Theatre.

  • "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress" - by Alan Ball, directed by Zara Benner - Tue. January 13th, 2015 at 8 p.m.
  • "The Time of Your Life" - by William Saroyan, directed by Darryl Jones - Tue. January 20th, 2015 at 8 p.m.
  • "The Wife of Bath/Marriage of Sir Gawain" - a musical reading by Vicki Siegel, directed by Robert Estes, Tue. January 27th at 8 p.m


By Ken Bullock
The Berkeley Daily Planet
Saturday May 24, 2014
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