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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 | 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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Sewam American Indian Dance

GENERAL TICKETS | SEWAM LOCATION: Bruns Memorial Amphitheater 100 California Shakespeare Way, Orinda, CA 94563 RUN TIME: 2 hour performance with a 20 minute intermission.  GROUNDS: The Grounds and Sharon Simpson Center open 90 minutes before curtain. The Bruns Memorial Amphitheater opens 30 minutes before curtain. For events At The Bruns, guests are encouraged to …

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A Midsummer Night’s D&D World Premiere 

What happens when a burnt-out drama teacher decides to do one last Shakespearean themed D&D campaign for his afterschool program? Young love, domineering parents and mischievous spirits are the perfect fodder for both Shakespeare and D&D in this new adaptation of the Bard’s classic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 

Michael Franti | presented by Notes4Hope

On Friday, October 6, 2023, Notes4Hope returns to The Bruns, home of Cal Shakes, in Orinda to kick off its 4th annual Oktoberbrest (the combination of breast cancer awareness month and Oktoberfest).

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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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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At The Bruns Picnic

Join us At the Bruns for a Community Showcase & Picnic on May 28! 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. This California-based quartet redefines improvisational rock by focusing …

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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.


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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