Parker Street Odditorium, Berkeley – September 13

Parker Street Odditorium, Berkeley – September 13

We’re thrilled to announce a performance of O Best Beloved on Saturday, September 13 at 2:00pm at the Parker Street Odditorium, 2310 Parker Street, Berkeley. Saddle up the kids and BYO seating for this special Berkeley backyard performance! We’ll also have some folding chairs and tumbling mats on hand.

Some of the audience at our Port Costa show not only brought their own chairs, but hosted  Samuel Peaches as Dingo for a mid-show nap.

Some of the audience at our Port Costa show not only brought their own chairs, but hosted Samuel Peaches as Dingo for a mid-show nap.

We’re delighted to be hosted by the Odditorium, run by our dear friend Adam L. Sussman, for our only performance in Berkeley!

Next stops on our tour include:

Saturday, August 30: FluxFest ’14
Sunday, August 31: O Best Beloved in Glen Park
Saturday, September 6: O Best Beloved in Santa Clara
Sunday, September 7: O Best Beloved in Hayward

For more info on seeing a show, please read our F.A.Q.

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FluxFest ’14 – Celebrate this Saturday!

Flux Fest ’14 — it’s time to celebrate!

Join us for music, snacks and other shenanigans to celebrate FluxWagon (our mobile stage), our awesome friends & neighbors at Main Street Theatre (who have put up with the building of said stage), and the fabulous talents of Main Streeters and Samuel Peaches’ Peripatetic Players (who perform on the stage) — block-party-style!

Saturday, August 30, 2pm – 4:30ish
Main Street Theatre – 915 Cayuga Ave at Ocean Ave, SF
Suggested donation $5 – $15 at the door

***donations go directly to the O Best Beloved actors!***

FEATURING…
The Bamasheks
Casey Robbins & Sam Bertken
Samuel Peaches’ Peripatetic Players
Fox and the Hounds
And more!

On Sunday, 8/31, it’s back to our regularly scheduled programming: O Best Beloved in Glen Park!

The Burlington not only has great taste in paint colors, but safely housed four of our Best Beloveds during the recent earthquake!

The Burlington not only has great taste in paint colors, but safely housed four of our Best Beloveds during the recent earthquake!

 

 

Port Costa – August 23

Port Costa – August 23

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll bring O Best Beloved to Port Costa, CA on Saturday, August 23 at 1:00pm at the corner of Erskine Street and Canyon Lake Drive. Mark your calendars!

Idyllic, right?

Idyllic, right? Gorgeous aerial shot by Lewis Stewart for the Port Costa Conservation Society

Picnic lunches will be available for sale from the Bull Valley Roadhouse, who have created a special picnic menu for us. Pre-order lunch online starting July 28 or purchase at the show while supplies last.

Picnic options include Muffaletta Sandwiches on focaccia (veggie or meaty), Fried Chicken Sandwiches with spicy aioli (there’s also a kids’ version without the spice), and sides like Fruit Salad, Cole Slaw or Potato Salad. Delish! Drinks including fresh lemonade, Mexican Coke, and beer and wine will be for sale at the show. And while you can purchase lunch last-minute at the show, we do recommend pre-ordering online.

Our performance in Port Costa is going to be super special! Not only is August 23 the birthday of our own Marlene Yarosh, but you’ll not want to miss the chance to explore this sweet little town. Once a busy wheat-shipping port, Port Costa is now home to about 200 people, a great dive bar with a phenomenal beer list, a fabulous Victorian-era hotel, the delicious Bull Valley Roadhouse, and Wendy Addison’s whimsical Theatre of Dreams.

Here's a photo of Joan & Rebecca in the hills above Port Costa this past July 4, when we went hiking with Marlene & Soren before checking out the fireworks above the Carquinez Strait.

Here’s a photo of Joan & Rebecca in the hills above Port Costa this past July 4, when we went hiking with Marlene & Soren before checking out the fireworks above the Carquinez Strait.

So where is Port Costa? Just a 40-minute drive from San Francisco, and just a hop and a skip from other spots in the East Bay. Find it on our Summer Tour map!

Were Kipling to have visited Port Costa, perhaps there’d be a Just-So Story about this guy, immortalized at the Warehouse Cafe.

Want to make it a weekend adventure? We highly recommend a hike after the show, staying overnight at The Burlington Hotel, and brunching Sunday morning at the Bull Valley Roadhouse. Perfection!

Many thanks are due to Soren and Marlene, as well as the Port Costa locals who have welcomed us with open arms and helped make this performance happen — Dee, Jeff, Veronica & Tuala — thank you!

For a full listing of our confirmed summer 2014 performances, check out our Tour Schedule. And for more info on seeing a show, please read our F.A.Q.

Memorial Park Bandstand, Hayward – Sept 7

Hayward – September 7

We’ll be performing O Best Beloved on Sunday, September 7 at 2:00pm at the Memorial Park Bandstand, near the Hayward Plunge: 24176 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, CA. Mark your calendars for this performance, sponsored by the Douglas Morrisson Theatre!

Advocates of ornithology may enjoy meeting this fellow, who lives between the Hayward Plunge and the Bandstand. We have no idea who he is, but he sure is handsome!

Advocates of ornithology may enjoy meeting this feathered friend, who lives between the Hayward Plunge and the Bandstand.

Coming up at the DMT:  The Cafetorium Chronicles: Lost & Found, on July 13 at 8pm. It’s part of the Theatre’s Playwrights CageMatch scriptwriting competition, giving playwrights a chance to show their stuff in an audience-decided live competition! Tickets are free, and voting ballots are just $5! What a steal for a cage match.

For a full listing of O Best Beloved’s confirmed summer 2014 performances, check out our Tour Schedule. And for more info on seeing a show, please read our F.A.Q.

Centennial Park, Pleasanton – August 17

Pleasanton – August 17

We’ll be performing O Best Beloved on Sunday, August 17 at 5:00pm at Centennial Park, 5353 Sunol Blvd, Pleasanton. Mark your calendars for this special early-evening performance!

“The Yak” by Joseph Anthony McDonnell – a resident of Centennial Park that will help our wild beasts feel right at home.

Our performance is presented in association with the City of Pleasanton.

For a full listing of our confirmed summer 2014 performances, check out our Tour Schedule. And for more info on seeing a show, please read our F.A.Q.

Noe Valley “Town Square” – August 24

Noe Valley – August 24

We’re confirmed for a performance of O Best Beloved on Sunday, August 24 at 2:00pm at Noe Valley Town Square in San Francisco. Mark your calendars! Noe Valley Town Square is at 3861 24th Street, between Sanchez and Vicksburg Streets, in Noe Valley.

A rendering of the planned renovations at Noe Valley Town Square

Occasionally disguised as a mere parking lot, every Saturday the Town Square hosts the Noe Valley Farmer’s Market. A group of residents have come together to ensure that the property, recently acquired by the City of San Francisco and now part of the SF Recreation and Parks system, will be renovated into a beautiful neighborhood public space.

We’re thrilled to be performing in a spot that’s so well-loved by the community!

For a full listing of our confirmed summer 2014 performances, check out our Tour Schedule. And for more info on seeing a show, read our F.A.Q.

Cayuga Playground – August 3

Cayuga Playground – August 3

We’re confirmed for a performance of O Best Beloved on August 3 at 2:00pm at Cayuga Playground, San Francisco. Mark your calendars!

Not sure how to find Cayuga Playground? Here’s a map.

 

Cayuga Playground features fantastic carved wooden sculptures by Demetrio Braceros.

Cayuga Playground, in San Francisco’s Excelsior neighborhood, is a often called a “hidden gem.” It’s been recently renovated, and is full of art, children, a few dogs, and neighbors getting their daily exercise. Our rehearsal space is nearby, and you may have seen us rehearsing in the park itself last week!

For nearby eats, we recommend Mamá Art Cafe on Mission Street. They have great coffee and bagel sandwiches you can bring to the park, and are awesome neighbors who are truly involved in the community.

For a full listing of our confirmed summer 2014 performances, check out our Tour Schedule. And for more info on seeing a show, read our F.A.Q.

Precita Park – August 16

Precita Park – August 16

We’re confirmed for a performance of O Best Beloved on August 16 at 2:00pm at Precita Park, Precita Ave at Harrison, San Francisco. Mark your calendars!

Precita Park looking towards the playground at the East end of the Park

Precita Park is not only a beautiful, dog- and kid-friendly spot in the sunny part of town, it is also home to Precita Eyes Muralists‘ Mural Arts Studio. Precita Eyes is undoubtedly one of San Francisco’s cultural treasures; their visitors’ center is a short walk away on 24th Street near Harrison.

Consider visiting Precita Park Cafe before or after the show for neighborly nosh, Hillside Supper Club for brunch prior, or pick up a picnic from Charlie’s Deli Cafe or Harvest Hills Market and bring it with you to the show!

Stay tuned here for more time & date announcements!