Venue Details

1243 Star Starred
Bruns Amphitheater
100 Gateway Blvd. Orinda, CA 94563
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46 events
34 reviews
38 stars
The weather was Cold - take coat!.
A Raisin in the Sun
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184 events
57 reviews
93 stars
The free shuttle from Orinda BART is convenient and reliable.
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"A Midsummer Night's Dream"
54 ratings
4.6 average rating
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26 events
14 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 16 2009

A dynamic, witty, and fun interpretation of A Midsummer Night's Dream complemented by the sound of crickets and wind blowing through the trees of this gem of a theater nestled in the hills of Orinda.

Outstanding performances by the entire cast...continued

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Miss Moonshine Red Velvet
38 events
14 reviews
33 stars
attended Sep 17 2009

Overall, simply marvelous! Best see it at night to enjoy the haunting, brilliant shadow plays against the sweeping, azure-tiled backdrop. A superb Puck set against the full moon. Lots of good music and lots of fun. Perfect venue for this...

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60 events
45 reviews
8 stars
attended Sep 16 2009

Good 'updated-modernized' version; musical interludes & actors going into audience made it more engaging. Bats flying overhead & chirping crickets added to the 'forest' environment. Our 'complimentary' Goldstar seats were at far sidelines & it was...continued

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Young lovers, human and fairy royalty, and an amateur theater troupe reel through romance and spellcraft in one of Shakespeare’s most hilarious and enchanting works. Cal Shakes welcomes Aaron Posner—Two River Artistic Director and co-founder of Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre—in his Cal Shakes directorial debut.

About the Ticket Supplier: California Shakespeare Theater

The California Shakespeare Theater is committed to being a leading community citizen by nourishing the imaginations of audiences, artists and learners of all ages. We are dedicated to creating boldly imagined and deeply entertaining interpretations of Shakespeare’s plays, fresh rediscoveries of important works of World Theater, and new works inspired by classic literature. Through our Artistic Learning programs, we are devoted to providing meaningful and accessible educational opportunities to a diversity of learners throughout the Greater Bay Area.