Category Archives: Special Events

Join Philippa in Ashland this summer!

Join Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly and Cal Shakes Managing Director Susie Falk for an intimate and immersive theater trip to visit the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Features of the Tour include: Choice of a 2-Night/3-Play or 3-Night/4-Play package Accommodations at … Continue reading

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Guiding Star Award Recipient Bill Rauch: Keynote Address

The following is the text of Oregon Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Bill Rauch’s acceptance speech, given at our Inaugural Guiding Star Awards Gala, on March 4, 2017. ~~~~~~~ Thank you, Eric, for that beautiful introduction. I am so grateful to you and … Continue reading

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Retrospective slideshow: 25 years at the Bruns

Bay Area favorite Jim Carpenter narrates this retrospective in celebration of Cal Shakes’ 25th year at the Bruns Amphitheater in Orinda. Click above to see!

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O Brave New World! See Photos from Gala 2016

We are inspired by the enthusiasm and generosity of those who attended O Brave New Word, and we’re thrilled by how much their support will fuel the power of creativity for students and communities throughout the Bay Area. Our tally shows a … Continue reading

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Tickets on Sale for Cal Shakes Gala

“O Brave New World, That has such people in’t!” – William Shakespeare, The Tempest With the arrival of our new Artistic Director Eric Ting coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the Bruns, we have a lot to celebrate! Make plans … Continue reading

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From Twelfth Night to Life Is a Dream: Fate Works in Mysterious Ways

The first two productions of our 2015 season—Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night about falling in love with mistaken identities and Life Is a Dream, Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s 1635 drama, translated and adapted by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Nico Cruz, which … Continue reading

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Off to Ashland!

Antony and Cleopatra. Photo courtesy Oregon Shakespeare Festival This October 2-4, Cal Shakes Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly will lead a trip to Ashland for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Attendees will stay at the Ashland Springs Hotel and attend three plays … Continue reading

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Cal Shakes in Ashland with Philippa Kelly

Please join us for Cal Shakes in Ashland with Philippa Kelly, a three-day, two-night theater adventure in Ashland, Oregon, from October 2–4, 2015. Immerse yourself in theater during a weekend at the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival in the company of … Continue reading

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Off to Ashland! A Weekend of Theater and Discussion in Oregon

This October 3-5, Cal Shakes Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly will lead a trip to Ashland for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Attendees will stay at the Ashland Springs Hotel and attend three plays during their stay, while enjoying dinners, cocktails, and … Continue reading

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Which Shakespeare Character Would You Invite to Thanksgiving?

It’s almost that time: Time to eat ourselves in oblivion among family, friends, and the occasional random stranger. But what if you could sit yourself beside one of Shakespeare’s creations come Thanksgiving? Would you choose Ophelia, who’d surely be too distraught … Continue reading

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