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We hope to see you at the Bruns soon!

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We hope to see you at the Bruns soon!

It’s midsummer at Cal Shakes. With the help of great partners we’ve added events to our summer series,” says Clive Worsley, Executive Director at Cal Shakes. “From Indigenous dance, Shakespearean theater, a Shakespeare/Dungeons & Dragons mash-up movie and, the hip-hop, reggae, jazz, funk, world music of Michael Franti (Spearhead). As we finish up our 49th season and get ready to start building our Cal Shakes 50th Anniversary season, we thank you for the sold-out shows and for sharing your passion for all of the new arts here At the Bruns.”

At The Bruns Opening Picnic

Sunday, May 28, 2023

It’s an afternoon of music, food, drinks and, reconnecting with each other, and the turkeys in the Siesta Hills. Paper Moon Presents and At the Bruns are pleased to host musical guest Brightshine. Also joining the lineup is Cardboard Coffin!

Young People’s Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Led by Music Director Conductor David Ramadanoff, the Young Peoples Symphony Orchestra (YPSO) performs At the Bruns on the mainstage. Today, many YPSO alumni are internationally distinguished musicians and prominent community members.

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Good Medicine: A Night of Live Native Stand-Up returns to California Shakespeare Theater for the third straight year with the best and brightest from North America’s Native comedy scene taking the stage for a night of laughs under the stars.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Jim McCambridge (@jimmccambridge).

The Keeper

August 18 - 27, 2023

Somewhere in the abyss of sea and sky lives a lighthouse in limbo where Caretta Caretta tends and keeps. The Keeper tells the story of a woman who joyfully chooses a solitary existence with a singular purpose - to keep the light


September 16 - 24, 2023

Cymbeline, Shakespeare’s epic romantic adventure, features a dazzling mix of comedy, tragedy, and fairy tale that concludes with inventive scenes of revelation and joyous reconciliation. Learn more here!

Food Bank Players

present Romeo and Juliet

Friday, September 29, 2023

Our next play is one of woe, Tis of Juliet and her Romeo, The familiar story of love and strife, Where they and others lose their lives, We shall doth strive to tell their tale, With extra care for many are frail, From quarantine and our hard times, To which this tale speak so sublime, Fear and passion, rash decisions, Exaggerated by hard division, And at the core a pair so young, Whose love deserves to be well sung, We're eager to perform for you, Please bring yourselves and others too.

Sewam American Indian Dance

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Sewam Dance is dedicated to sharing the highest quality meaningful, and culturally rich American Indian presentations to audiences everywhere. We share the art, culture and beauty of American Indian people through performance and education presentations, enriching participants understanding of American Indian cultural traditions, celebrating the diversity of our varied communities.

Notes4Hope presents

Michael Franti

Friday, October 6, 2023

Notes4Hope returns to The Bruns Memorial Amphitheater, home of Cal Shakes, in Orinda to kick off its 4th annual Oktoberbrest (the combination of breast cancer awareness month and Oktoberfest).

Bringing BIG BIG LOVE to The Bruns beautiful outdoor amphitheater is the one-and-only Michael Franti!

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This production is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
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