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Bruns Amphitheater
100 Gateway Blvd. Orinda, CA 94563
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34 reviews
38 stars
The weather was Cold - take coat!.
A Raisin in the Sun
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57 reviews
93 stars
The free shuttle from Orinda BART is convenient and reliable.
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"Private Lives"
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4.7 average rating
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206 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 09 2009

Excellent performance by all actors of classic Noel Coward play, with witty dialogue, engaging but rather unbelievable plot line, plenty of laughs, elegant costumes, very workable sets. Section E is fine....brought our own chairs and blankets,...continued

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9 reviews
8 stars
attended Jul 31 2009

This is a terrific production. I wasn't eager to see it at first because I've seen and read the play a fair number of times and, as funny as it is, it's not what you'd call a deep and many-layered work that reveals fresh nuances and insights each...continued

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3 reviews
31 stars
attended Jul 29 2009

Wow--this is a really funny play and it was a great showcase for the four main actors. Beautiful costumes and nice clean sets--not too overdone like some CalShakes sets. The odd part was that it was SO windy that the furniture on stage was...continued

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A divorced couple find themselves booked into adjoining honeymoon suites, igniting dangerous sparks. The exes lunge and parry their way through Noël Coward’s wicked, witty best. Associate Artist Mark Rucker (Twelfth Night, Richard III) helms this scorchingly smart romantic comedy.

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.