Cornerstone’s Theatrical Road Trip Announces Final Destinations of California: The Tempest

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After stops in six diverse California cities, Cornerstone Theater Company begins the last leg of its year-long tour of California; The Tempest, a world premiere adaption of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, written by Cornerstone Co-Founder Alison Carey and directed by its Artistic Director Michael John Garcés. The final stretch of the journey heads to Eureka (at the Blue Ox) from May 21- 23; San Francisco (at the Z Space) June 4 – 6; and then makes its triumphant return home (to where it all began!), with performances June 18 – 20, at Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles.

Cornerstone also invites you to its Sunset Celebration of California: The Tempest, an evening of dinner and theater under the stars, on Saturday, June 20, 2015 in Downtown Los Angeles’ beautiful Grand Park. This celebratory event will be the culmination of their California Bridge Tour, a yearlong statewide touring production of California: The Tempest. Mark the date on your calendar to enjoy appetizers, cocktails, a silent auction, gourmet picnic dinner and their final performance with a breathtaking view of downtown Los Angeles.  

“What’s past is prologue,” as playwright Alison Carey’s adaptation of The Tempest meets California’s challenges head-on in this traveling experience that conjures love, disaster, revenge, forgiveness and music (all that you would expect from Shakespeare!); mixed with earthquakes, drought, overdevelopment, food equity, state politics, fracking and immigration policy (all that you would expect from California!) as Prosper, her daughter Minerva, her servant Caliban and Californians from across the state yearn to find the commonality in our diversity and imagine a healthy and inclusive future for California.

“We are so proud to be in the home stretch of what has been a monumental effort and collaboration on this project,” says Artistic Director Michael John Garcés, Playwright Alison Carey’s themes are so vital and important to our work as a company; when are we individuals, and when are we part of communities? When are we residents of real California, and when are we aspirants to mythic California? What is hunger in this state that feeds so much of our country, and in how many ways are we hungry? These are the questions we have been exploring and continue to look at as we embark the final three stops on this year-long quest across California.”

May 21 – 23, 2015: Eureka at Blue Ox Mill
Tickets: 1-800-578-1335. Pay-What-You-Can Tickets (suggested donation of $10.00) are available.

June 4 – 6, 2015: San Francisco at Z Space
Tickets: 1-866-811-4111 or www.zspace.org. Pay-What-You-Can Tickets (suggested donation of $10.00) are available.

June 18 – 20, 2015: Grand Park
Free and open to the public. Call 1-800-578-1335 for more information. For groups, email grouptickets@cornerstonetheater.org.

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