Venue Details

252 Star Starred
Bruns Amphitheater
100 Gateway Blvd. Orinda, CA 94563
510-548-9666
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Member Tips

Christine Todd
Bring warm clothing & a blanket.
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Goldstar Member
You can bring your own snacks and wine!
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Renee S.
Picnic area. Snack bar.
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Renee S.
Shuttle from BART. Parking lot with shuttle bus.
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Renee S.
Dress as if it's winter, sit on cushion and wrap in your or their blankets and you'll be fine!
info Jul 09 2012 star this tip starred
TobascoG
A shuttle is available to disable patrons.
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.8 average rating
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89 reviews
17 stars
attended Jul 10 2012

The acting and singing were good!

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44 reviews
89 stars
attended Jul 04 2012

Absolutely a magical nite. The acting and singing was first rate. I love this venue too, b/c it puts you so close to the performance and the setting is unbelievable.

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22 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 10 2012

This was a great powerful play/musical...i loved everything about it. the characters, stage props, background and the theatre (outside) was wonderful..the grounds were beautiful. and the wine was ok hwever i had my own Moscato(smiling)

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More Information

Website

http://www.calshakes.org/v4/ourplays/2012_Spunk.html

Quotes & Highlights

Check out the "Cal Shakes blog ":http://calshakes.org/blog/2012/06/original-music-from-spunk/to hear original music from the play.

Description

The Cal Shakes 2012 season continues with a wild, bluesy wail—three stories by the great Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston, adapted into a staggeringly theatrical play by George C. Wolfe, who won an Obie for its 1989 off-Broadway premiere production. A trio of vignettes of African-American life in the first half of the 20th century, Spunk is a raucous, charming, blues-infused look at love, revenge, jealousy, and the fine art of the hustle.

AGE RECOMMENDATION: _Spunk contains mature subject matter and is best enjoyed by ages 13+. See the “Age Recomendation” information for more detailsSpunk.html?tab=6&panel=1#TabbedPanels2.

Running time: 90 minutes, no intermission

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.