Monthly Archives: September 2009

>Review Cal Shakes: Help Us Make a Difference for Bay Area Youth

>Are you a fan of Cal Shakes? Have you been moved by a performance at the Bruns, or touched by an experience you or your child had in one of our camps, classes, Student Discovery Matinees, or talkbacks? If so, … Continue reading

Posted in Artistic Learning, By Darcy Brown-Martin (Development Coordinator), Main Stage | Leave a comment

>A Midsummer’s Afternoon Student Matinee

>Hello everyone! Today’s Student Discovery Matinee was—yes, you guessed it—awesome. The sun was warm but not unbearable; the chaperones were on their game with their groups; the students (a mix of kids who had been in plays, including Midsummer, and … Continue reading

Posted in Artistic Learning, By Trish Tillman (Director of Artistic Learning) | Leave a comment

>The Cal Shakes 2010 season has been announced!!

>And the lineup is (drum roll, please) … WORLD PREMIERE!John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of HeavenBy Octavio SolisDirected by Jonathan MosconeJUNE 2–27 Mrs. Warren’s ProfessionBy George Bernard ShawDirected by Timothy NearJULY 7–AUGUST 1 MacbethBy William ShakespeareDirected by Joel SassAUGUST 18–SEPTEMBER 12 … Continue reading

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>Ask Philippa… and Aaron!

>Philippa Kelly, Cal Shakes Resident Dramaturg and production dramaturg for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, invites your questions about the show, with the assistance of director Aaron Posner.Picture by Jay Yamada. “I am amazed and know not what to do…” So … Continue reading

Posted in By Philippa Kelly (dramaturg), Main Stage | 27 Comments

>And now, a break from our regularly scheduled program.

>The Cupcake Truck came today. Employees from Cal Shakes and nearby architecture firm Noll & Tam lined up in anticipation.Three of the five available varieties. Left to right: Red Velvet, Vanilla Vanilla, and Double Chocolate. Not pictured: The Twinkie and … Continue reading

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>Midsummer’s Happy Days

>I’ve been meaning to post this for a while, but right now—as the cast and creative team of A Midsummer Night’s Dream works overtime during tech rehearsals, in preparation for this Wednesday’s first preview—seems like the perfect opportunity. Here they … Continue reading

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