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Staged Reading - The Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare

A staged Reading

Directed by Eileen Tull

Tuesday - May 1st, 2012 8 p.m.


The Comedy of Errors is considered one of Shakespeare's earliest plays, possibly his first comedy and certainly his shortest play. The primary source of the play is the Menaechmi of Plautus, but Shakespeare also borrowed from Plautus's Amphitruo.

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Staged Reading - Madam Gufays Lovelutionaries

By Norah Foster

A staged Reading

Directed by Alan Barkan & Jerome Solberg

Sunday - August 12, 2012 7 p.m.


Actors Ensemble launches a new series featuring heretofore unproduced works with the goofy comedy MADAM GUFAYS LOVELUTIONARIES, written by new playwright Norah Foster. Mdme. Gufay's hilarious antics on behalf of free speech in the academic machine of UC Berkeley befuddles the higher-ups and her innocent eroticism wins over their hearts.

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Staged Reading - The Real Thing

By Tom Stoppard

A Staged Reading

Directed by Mathew Surrence

Tuesday - February 7, 2012 at  8 p.m.

ONE NIGHT ONLY - $5 - $10 sliding scale (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

The Real Thing is a play by Tom Stoppard, first performed in 1982. Stoppard's ("Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead", "Shakespeare in Love", and our current main stage production "Arcadia") THE REAL THING examines the nature of honesty, and its use of a play within a play is one of many levels on which the author teases the audience with the difference between semblance and reality.

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Staged Reading - The Two Of Us

By Michael Frayn

A staged Reading

Directed by Vicki Siegel & Anna Andersen

Tuesday - July 31, 2012 8 p.m.


THE TWO OF US (1970),each featuring two actors.  Our production is co-directed by the playwright Vicki Siegel (A Hot Day in Ephesus) and the veteran director Anna Andersen (Pseudolus.)

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Improv at AE - with the Streetlight People

Improvised Theater
One Night Only
Sunday - October 28, 2012  7PM

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley presents a night of improvisational theatre featuring THREE VETERAN IMPROV groups, including one group which specializes in Shakespearean improvisation.  $10.00  Click here for online:  TICKETS

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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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