What if you were staying in a fancy hotel room with an adjoining room and the connecting doors didn't actually go to the room next door but, instead, took you somewhere else in time? Come see the latest Actors Ensemble of Berkeley production at Live Oak Theatre and watch murder, mystery, comedy and time travel come together in one of Alan Ayckbourn's wildest plays.
Ayckbourn's intriguing original contribution to the theory of time-travel is that if it's possible, then it's also possible to alter the course of events with the advantage of hindsight. Ayckbourn has not lost the knack of springing surprises, nor of making us suspend disbelief in the impossible.
Communicating Doors dumps a sweet dominatrix into the middle of the lives (and deaths) of some well-defined characters that will scare you, delight you and befuddle you. Directed by Suzan Lorraine, veteran director of numerous productions for, among others, Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, Masquers in Point Richmond, and Chanticleers in Castro Valley, the production boasts an excellent cast made up of Carol Dechaine Reyes, Claire Stevenson, Lee Voight, Jennifer Hughes, Mark Holobetz and Bill Chessman.
Performances are Friday and Saturday, July 22nd through August 20th at 8:00 pm. with a matinee on Sunday, August 14th at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. There is a special rate of $10 for groups of 15 or more.
Wheelchair Accessible. Approximately 2 hour running time including one 10-minute intermission. For more info visit www.aeofberkeley.org
Live Oak Theatre
Berkeley, CA 94709