Rental productions on The ashby stage

The following are upcoming events at The Ashby Stage from companies renting the space. These events are not affiliated with Shotgun Players.


100 Shades of Green presents
A New Musical
Book and Lyrics by Tanya Shaffer
Music and Lyrics by Vienna Teng
Directed by Matt August
Music Directed by Christopher Winslow
Featuring Jackson Davis*, Bekka Fink, Dave Garrett, Anna Ishida, Barnaby James, Simone Kertesz, Annemaria Rajala*, Cathleen Riddley*, Will Springhorn, Jr.*, Reggie D. White, and Alexis Wong
*Member, Actors' Equity Association


Pay-what-you-can previews on Feb. 6, 7, and 8 at 8 pm
Special Valentine's show with champagne and chocolate on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 8 pm.
Wednesdays, February 20 and March 6 at 7 pm
Thursdays, February 21 and 28, and March 7 at 7 pm
All Friday-Saturday performances at 8 pm
All Sunday matinees at 2 pm

What if the Buddha were a woman? What if she were alive today? "The Fourth Messenger" is a captivating new musical by playwright Tanya Shaffer and composer Vienna Teng, loosely inspired by the life of the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. In our contemporary re-imagining, the "awakened one" is a woman - a world-famous spiritual teacher with a mysterious past, known to her followers as Mama Sid. When a young woman arrives at her ashram and starts asking questions, Mama Sid is forced to confront her youthful actions and their consequences. At once epic and intimate, comic and profound, "The Fourth Messenger" investigates what it means to be both enlightened and human. Vienna Teng's addictive melodies and subtle, intricate harmonies add depth and resonance that linger long after the lights come up.


The Ashby Stage has a full liquor license, serves Peet's coffee and tea, and carries baked goods such as cookies, brownies and quiche from Sweet Adeline Bakeshop.

PIZZA THURSDAYS will continue for every Shotgun Players production for the rest of the season: come get a slice for just $2 OR a slice and a beer for only $6!

See your local Ashby Stage House Manager behind the concessions counter for details.

Renting The Ashby Stage

Shotgun Players offers both the mainstage venue Ashby Stage and two rehearsal spaces for rent at reasonable rates. To find out more, including pricing, technical specifications and policies, please click here.

The Ashby Stage is located at 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley CA, 94703. For directions, click here.

The Ashby Stage is handicap accessible.

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