Cal Shakes Presents "Life is a Dream"
This stunning Spanish Golden Age classic that’s been called “the Spanish Hamlet” tells the tale of a prince imprisoned by his father at birth because of a prophecy. Magic Theatre’s Loretta Greco directs a brilliant translation and adaptation by the Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Nilo Cruz, who brings urgency and accessibility to Calderon’s mythic, poetic play, where reality and dreams collide in a story of human will battling fate.
Runs July 9 to August 2.
BART and the Cal Shakes Free Shuttle:
Take the train to the Orinda BART station (on the San Francisco–Pittsburg /Baypoint line). Cal Shakes' free shuttle (equipped with wheelchair lift) leaves from the grounds for the first trip to BART when the grounds open, two hours prior to performance time. The shuttle stops right in front of the main exit from the Orinda BART station. Shuttles run approximately every 20 minutes. Please arrive at Orinda BART no later than 30 minutes prior to curtain to ensure timely seating. When you leave: The shuttle will pick you up from Cal Shakes' lobby and return you to BART immediately following the performance.