MAKE.

Join us for our 2020 season at the

Bruns Amphitheater in the Orinda Hills

and enjoy an afternoon under the

eucalyptus , or a night under the stars!

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

by William Shakespeare

directed by Jessica Holt

A hilarious play full of slapstick and wordplay! Tumble through the tribulations and triumphs of mistaken identity, family separation, and nature vs nurture.

MAY 27- JUN 14

WEST COAST PREMIERE

THE ORESTEIA

by Ellen McLaughlin

directed by Eric Ting

Called “heart-stopping” by The Washington Post. This graceful and tragic drama asks us all: how do we disrupt generational tragedies of war, power, and sacrifice—even within our own families?

JUL 8-26

WORLD PREMIERE

1001 NIGHTS

(A RETELLING)

by Leila Buck & Evren Odcikin

by Evren Odcikin

1001 Nights (A Retelling) is our first commission for the New Classics Initiative. Developed over three years in deep collaboration with Bay Area communities. A modern response to the folk tales of One Thousand and One Nights told by Shahrazad to save a kingdom and all the women in it, this “retelling” is a mix of ancient and present reflections of resilience.

AUG 19-SEP 6

A WORLD PREMIERE BILINGUAL ADAPTATION BY KAREN ZACARÍAS

ROMEO Y JULIET

by William Shakespeare

by KJ Sanchez

originally conceived by Henry Godinez and Karen Zacarías

The iconic tale of star-crossed lovers fighting against the control of their families. Steeped in the music and mores of Latinidad, audiences will be treated to Shakespeare's poetry in both English and Spanish, celebrating well-spun words in two languages.

SEP 23-OCT 11

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