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Image of the Bruns Memorial Amphitheater by Craig Issacs on beautiful summer day in 2023. Clear Skies, Green trees, and golden hill nestle the home of Cal Shakes. fEaturing Cal Shakes branding treatment of it's 50th Anniversary Production of "As You Like It" with the Director's Name, Elizabeth Carter mentioned.

Cal Shakes Announces 50th Anniversary Production

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: John Olchak | Director of Marketing and Communications | jolchak@calshakes.org FOR THE FINALE OF ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON IN 2024 CALIFORNIA SHAKESPEARE THEATER ANNOUNCES AS YOU LIKE IT Directed by Elizabeth Carter  Opening Night September 14, 2024  runs September 12 to 29, 2024  at the Bruns Memorial Amphitheater Tickets for …

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Visions At The Bruns | Cal Shakes

A Vision for The Premier Outdoor Cultural Venue in the East Bay and Beyond,  Anchored by Its Resident Classical Theater Company Major Areas of Activity and Fundraising: Programming: Production, co-production, presenting, events, gatherings, ceremonies – theater, music, comedy, dance, weddings, conferences, salons, corporate, and more, including Cal Shakes’ 50th Anniversary in 2024 Cultural Exploration and …

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Juneteenth

On this day in 1865—two and a half years following the Emancipation Proclamation—the enslaved people of Galveston, Texas were finally informed that the American Civil War had ended and that they were at last free. Today, now known as Juneteenth, is the oldest commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, and is …

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Volunteer Board Member

Cal Shakes/Bruns Amphitheater: Volunteer Board Member California Shakespeare Theater A place to belong. California Shakespeare Theater and the Bruns Memorial Amphitheater sits in the beautiful Siesta Valley, placed gracefully just East of Oakland and Berkeley, California. We are seeking partners, allies, gadflys and even arts-minded knowledge workers that want to use their powers for the …

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Photo of Cal Shakes' production of William Shakespare's "As You Like It" featuring the cast o f the 2017 Cast by Kevin Berne.

BUT WHERE ARE THE MOTHERS IN SHAKESPEARE? 

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY: BUT WHERE ARE THE MOTHERS IN SHAKESPEARE?  By Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly In Shakespeare’s times the mother was the family member principally involved with her children’s education and upbringing. Yet in Renaissance drama older women were rarely represented on-stage in what would obviously be one of their more sympathetic roles: that of …

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To Love

To Love By Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly   I recently re-read one of the last diary entries that my brother John wrote before his death in a mountain-climbing accident over a decade ago. In his almost indecipherable backhand – and in between lists of equipment, two-or-three-word observations on the climate in the mountains where he …

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Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month – Rethinking Thanksgiving  “Indigenous people have often been erased from the country’s historical record – a survey from the National Congress of American Indians found that 87% of state history standards don’t mention Native American history after 1900, while 27 states don’t mention Native Americans in their K-12 curriculum” – By …

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Big News at Cal Shakes

CALIFORNIA SHAKESPEARE THEATER MANAGING DIRECTOR SARAH WILLIAMS TO DEPART AFTER THREE YEARS AT THE HELM VETERAN ARTS LEADER, ACTOR, AND ADVOCATE CLIVE WORSLEY TO SERVE IN NEWLY CREATED POSITION OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Watch our video announcement: click here!  ORINDA, CA (October 4, 2022)—Today, California Shakespeare Theater’s (Cal Shakes) Board of Directors announced that Managing Director …

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