In a raw, wistful, hilarious and disturbing encounter session, the inveterate journalist Bob Garfield weaves together disparate narrative threads on the subject of identity -- including his own nominal Jewishness -- to explore the exploration of self itself. A crazy-quilt 90-minute multimedia experience, Ruggedly Jewish bounces from observational comedy to harrowing life-and-death moments to...

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Actors Ensemble of Berkeley The first production of our 2018 Season! "An Enemy of the People" by Henrik Ibsen Adapted by Arthur Miller Directed by Michael R. Cohen Live Oak Theatre Fridays and Saturdays January 5th - January 27, 2018 at 8 p.m. Sunday Matinees January 14th and 21st at 2 p.m. "An Enemy of the People", adapted by Arthur Miller, is Ibsen's great parable about the costs of the...

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Sat, Jan 27, 2018, 8:00 pm, Doors: 7:00 pm Garfield's crazy-quilt, hilarious odyssey is a search for self: the American self, the suddenly-emerging threatened self, and his own baffled self - a secular Jew. The Lower Merion native, and the co-host of public radio's On The Media, returns to his roots by launching his one-man show right here. In Ruggedly Jewish, Garfield dares to ask large, yet...

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Peking Acrobats

Jan 27, 2018

Performances by the Peking Acrobats combine the tradition and training of ancient folk arts with the theatricality and technical savvy of the 21st century. Accompanied by live music on Chinese instruments, the acrobats perform their aerial routines, juggling, tumbling, somersaults, and gymnastics, plus stunts like trick cycling and the human pyramid.

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All Out Comedy Theater

Jan 27, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018

This event occurs weekly, on Saturday.

A night of high paced hilarity of improv comedy from the best comedians of the Bay Area! Located in Oakland's theater district, All Out Comedy's signature, fast-paced and funny short form games will have you rolling in the aisles! The show includes an intermission with refreshments available throughout the show.

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Interactive Theater For The Whole Family

Jan 28, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday and Sunday.

Once Upon Your Mind is interactive theater that creates an original fairy tale using your suggestions and participation. The actors may even ask you to get on stage to be a character to help the story come alive.

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In conjunction with our main stage production of An Enemy of the People and in collaboration with TheatreFirst's T1 Presents Performance Series Actors Ensemble is proud to organize a staged reading series featuring important, yet rarely produced, works by Henrik Ibsen, and in addition a production of a play by Ibsen's contemporary, the founder of modern Russian theatre and the...

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