Berkeley Repertory Theatre. This Tony Award–winning group is the American Conservatory Theater's major rival for leadership among the region's resident professional companies. It performs an adventurous mix of classics and new plays from fall to spring in its theater complex, near BART's Downtown Berkeley Station. Parking is difficult, so arrive early if you're coming by car. 2025 Addison St., Berkeley, CA, 94704. 510/647–2949. www.berkeleyrep.org.