It almost doesn't seem fair to make a call on this, what with three established local companies about to settle into brand-new digs and a totally new company about to open its doors for the first time at the end of the month. The East Bay is positively crackling with theatrical energy right now -- it's a great time to catch provocative, exciting work all over the place. Still, one company has stood the test of time, consistently offering well-produced, well-directed, and well-acted work, and that's the Berkeley Rep. They've got the range, the weight, and the firepower, and they've never been satisfied to rest on their laurels. Whether it's as ancient as Aeschylus or as recent as Iizuka, the Rep always puts on an engaging show, and with the erection of its new Roda stage, this group promises to bring its dedicated audiences yet more bliss.