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The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

Inferno Theatre Company rehearsing “King Lear” in John Hinkel Park. A blasted heath in Berkeley? Photo: Inferno Theatre Company KING LEAR You might think summer theater in the park is a time for light-hearted romps. Think again. Inferno Theatre, together with the Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, will be performing Shakespeare’s “King Lear” for free in John Hinkel […]

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The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

Shrek The Musical continues at Berkeley Playhouse through Aug. 3. Photo: Ken Levin SHREK THE MUSICAL Shrek the Musical continues at Berkeley Playhouse through Aug. 3, including several performances on Saturday July 12 and Sunday July 13. This “silly, modern-day fairytale,” described as “a visual adventure” and “highly entertaining” by local reviewers, tells the story of everyone’s favorite ogre who goes […]

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Live Oak Theatre plan calls for ‘true community facility’

A recent production of Richard III by Actors Ensemble of Berkeley at Live Oak Theatre. Photo: Anna Kaminska TheatreFIRST, which is to lease Live Oak Theatre at 1301 Shattuck Avenue, plans for a greatly increased community involvement at the venue in North Berkeley. “We’re looking forward to a cross-pollinating, really lively environment,” said Michael Storm, […]