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Bruns Amphitheater
100 Gateway Blvd. Orinda, CA 94563
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 36 members
Review from Vmedia
194 events 102 reviews

Great opening production for the Cal Shakes ,, wonderful night of Shakes with Blood and severed heads ,, Bring your own wine and beer

CalShakes' production, the first they've ever mounted of Shakespeare's earliest known tragedy, is a fine...continued

reviewed Jun 02 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Dana Miller
Red Velvet 181 events 118 reviews

Excellent play--I really enjoyed it!

I did a lot of reading about the play before going, and I almost changed my mind because of the theme of revenge and all the violence. But I'm really glad I went as the acting was terrific, and the play was...continued

reviewed Jun 02 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Beverley
Red Velvet 153 events 28 reviews

James Carpenter did a wonderful acting job as Titus, as did most of the other performers. The play is not for the squeamish, but I really enjoyed it.

reviewed Jun 15 2011 report as inappropriate
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View Paloma H. Young’s costume sketches and the set model for the Cal Shakes production of Titus Andronicus


For the first time in its 38-year history, Cal Shakes presents Titus Andronicus_, the young Shakespeare’s virtuosic spin on the revenge tragedies popular in his day. Associate Artist James Carpenter will play the title character; Joel Sass (Pericles, Macbeth_) will return to direct. “It’s about a society torn apart, and how its citizens attempt to knit themselves together again,” says Sass. “Titus is one of Shakespeare’s oldest plays, but it is undeniably a play for our time: a sophisticated blend of heart-stopping drama and pitch black humor.”

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