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Actors perform Shakespeare at Wheeler Actors from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre perform a scene from Love's Labour's Lost in front of Wheeler Hall Wednesday, a preview of their five-day Cal Performances engagement. (Wendy Edelstein/UC Berkeley)

The Bard comes to Berkeley

04 November 2009

Actors from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre the preeminent purveyors of the Bard's immortal works assembled near Wheeler Hall at noon Wednesday to perform a scene from Love's Labour's Lost. Their preview was a taste of what they'll be serving up at Zellerbach Hall tonight through Sunday, when the Globe troupe performs its 2007 production of Shakespeare's most farcical comedy, a send-up of those who try to hold life at bay. Directed by Globe artistic director Dominic Dromgoole, the play features Shakespeare's characteristic puns, heady language, rhymes, and bizarre syntax as well as sub-plots, impersonations, and pratfalls.

For information about performance times, visit calperfs.berkeley.edu. For select performances, Cal Performances offers rush tickets, limited to one ticket per person, cash only. Rush prices are $10 for UC Berkeley students; $15 for Berkeley faculty and staff (UCB ID required), and seniors 65 or older; and $20 for all other community members.

Rush tickets are announced three hours before a performance and must be picked up in person at the Zellerbach Hall ticket office, beginning one hour before showtime; quantities may be limited. Information is available at 642-9988, press 2 for the rush hotline.