Be part of the process by seeing the show before opening night at deeply discounted prices.
A Raisin in the Sun – May 21, 22, and 23
The Comedy of Errors – June 25, 26, and 27
Pygmalion – July 30, 31, and August 1
A Midsummer Night's Dream – September 3, 4, and 5
Experience the excitement of the opening night performance and then mingle with the cast and creative team at a complimentary post-show party.
A Raisin in the Sun – May 24
The Comedy of Errors – June 28
Pygmalion – August 2
A Midsummer Night's Dream – September 6
A special event for students ages 13–18, starting at 6:00pm and including backstage tour; pizza and pop in the Upper Grove; an interactive, fun pre-show engagement in the Upper Grove with a Cal Shakes Teaching Artist; and a 7:30pm performance of the current production.
A Raisin in the Sun – June 3 and 12
The Comedy of Errors – July 8 and 17
Pygmalion – August 12 and 21
A Midsummer Night's Dream – September 16 and 25
Tickets cost $20 each, all inclusive. To purchase, contact Marilyn Langbehn, Marketing and PR Manager, at 510.809.3290 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special information for student groups of 10 or more: We require that student groups be accompanied by adult chaperones at a ratio of one chaperone for every 10 students. Chaperones will be admitted at no charge; all other adults attending the event with the group may purchase tickets at a special discount rate of $33 each. To reserve tickets or for more information, contact Marilyn Langbehn, Marketing and PR Manager, at 510.809.3290 or email@example.com.
Cal Shakes is proud to provide open captioning for patrons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing for all of our 2013 productions. Open captioning utilizes an unobtrusive screen at the front of the theater to display dialogue spoken during a performance. No special equipment is required by patrons; one can simply glance at the screen to read the text while watching the action on stage.
A Raisin in the Sun – May 28
The Comedy of Errors – July 2
Pygmalion – August 6
A Midsummer Night's Dream – September 10
If you’d like to attend open-captioned performances, please contact our Box Office at 510.548.9666 or firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to purchase seats in the open-captioned seating section, or purchase tickets for section A online.
Partial support for open captioning provided by Theatre Development Fund.
Taste the best of the Bay Area’s wine, beer, coffee, sweets, and savories for free! Our free tastings feature one or two purveyors per night, and take place on the Sue & George Bruns Plaza before every Tuesday performance beginning at 6pm and continuing until curtain time (7:30pm).
A Raisin in the Sun – May 27, June 3, and 10
The Comedy of Errors – July 1, 8, and 15
Pygmalion – August 5, 12, and 19
A Midsummer Night's Dream – September 9, 16, and 23
Catch an exciting array of the Bay Area’s best musicians, storytellers, spoken word artists, and more during each week’s pre-show performance. Fridays in the Grove is included in the ticket price for that evening’s performance.
May 23, 30, June 6 and 13, 7:15pm in the Upper Grove
Join us for an in-depth look at how you can bring William Shakespeare to life in your classroom! Click here for more about Educator Night.
A Midsummer Night's Dream – September 4
NEW: We are putting a 40th Anniversary spin on Inside Scoops. This summer we’ve added a chance to get the inside scoop like never before! We’ll still have two of our traditional Inside Scoops at the Orinda Library with Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone and/or Philippa Kelly along with those usual yummy sweet treats and Peet’s Coffee; plus, we’ve added an afternoon in rehearsal (“Inside Rehearsal”) with Director Aaron Posner during The Comedy of Errors at our Berkeley rehearsal hall and an evening at the Bruns for “Inside Tech” rehearsal with Director Jonathan Moscone and the entire cast and crew for Pygmalion.
A Raisin in the Sun Inside Scoop – May 5 at Orinda Library
The Comedy of Errors Inside Rehearsal – May 12 at Heinz Rehearsal Hall
Pygmalion Inside Tech – July 25 at Bruns Amphitheater
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Inside Scoop – Aug 19 at Orinda Library
On-site at our Theater 45 minutes prior to each performance, our resident Grove Talk speakers provide invaluable insight into our work as they discuss the relationship between play (text, history, critical theory) and production (directorial point of view, design, character interpretation). Talks are approximately 20 minutes long. Listen to Grove Talks online.
Click here for the Grove Talk speaker schedule for A Raisin in the Sun.
This post-show discussion series provides an opportunity to discuss the plays with production cast members. The Meet the Artists series immediately follows select 4pm Sunday matinees and is free and open to the public.
A Raisin in the Sun – May 25 and June 8
The Comedy of Errors – June 29 and July 13
Pygmalion – August 3 and 17
A Midsummer Night's Dream – September 7 and 21
Performances followed by a conversation with the dramaturg exploring the world of the play. InSight takes place in the Bruns Amphitheater immediately following select 4pm Sunday matinee and is free and open to the public.
A Raisin in the Sun – June 1
The Comedy of Errors – July 6
Pygmalion – August 10
A Midsummer Night's Dream – September 17