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An Evening for Friends of Theatre Bay Area at Cal Shakes' black odyssey
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An Evening for Friends of Theatre Bay Area at Cal Shakes' black odyssey

You're invited to a special performance of Cal Shakes' black odyssey! Enjoy a delicious boxed dinner and the company of Cal Shakes' Artistic Director Eric Ting and TBA staff before diving in to this musical mash-up of Greek mythology and African-American folklore.

When: Wednesday
6:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Where: The Bruns Amphitheater, California Shakespeare Theater
100 California Shakespeare Theater Way,
Orinda, California  94563
United States
Presenter: Theatre Bay Area
Contact: Kimberley Cohan
415-430-1140, ext. *17

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A thrilling and music-infused new play that mashes up Greek mythology and African-American folklore, this visionary new take on Homer’s classic marks the Cal Shakes debut of Oakland native Marcus Gardley (The House That Will Not Stand at Berkeley Rep). 

After he is lost at sea and presumed dead, American soldier Ulysses Lincoln struggles to find his way home to his wife and son. But manipulating his journey are a host of gods: the dignified Deus and the scheming Paw Sidin, playing with Ulysses’ fate like a game of chess, and the radiant Aunt Tina, who has her own reasons for setting her sights on the wandering warrior. A fable about confronting the burdens of ones past before you can truly find “home,” this electric epic from one of the shining new voices of American theater comes to the Bruns stage helmed by Cal Shakes Artistic Director Eric Ting. 

Box Dinner options are: 

Honey Fried Chicken         

With Classic Potato Salad, Fresh Corn,

 Cream Biscuit & Fresh Fruit Salad


Seared Salmon Filet Salad       

with Organic Baby Lettuces,

 Quinoa Salad & Olive Bread


BBQ Beef Tri-Tip Sandwich        

On Sourdough Roll with Lettuce, Cheddar Cheese & Tomato 

Classic Potato Salad & Fruit Salad


Cheese - Fruit Box        

Brie, Gorgonzola, Sharp Cheddar & Goat

 Grapes, Berries, Olives & Spiced Nuts

 Assorted Crackers


Grilled Summer Vegetables  

 Quinoa Salad & Fresh Fruit


All Dinner Boxes Include Chocolate Chip Brownie & Bottled Water



Assorted Cold Soft Drinks, Hot Coffee, Tea & Cocoa $2.00 each (payable at venue)

Wine & Beer (please inquire)