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Last weekend of free Shakespeare

Original post made on Aug 6, 2010

SF Shakespeare Festival presents "Two Gentlemen of Verona" this weekend at 7:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 7-8, at Bernal Park, off of Valley Ave., South of Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. These events are free. Call (415) 558-0888 or visit www.sfshakes.org/park/index.html.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 5, 2010, 6:00 PM

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Posted by Free Shakespeare Fan
a resident of Oak Hill
on Aug 6, 2010 at 10:06 am

Highly recommend this summer's producton - as in years past, you get a very professional production al fresco.

Caution - park is horrible! Plan on parking on Case Avenue and take a shuttle as parking by the venue is maybe 30 spots. Whatever you do, do not go into overflow parking thinking there are spaces - there won't be and you will have to back up out of that small strip... with cars in front and behind you doing the same!

If anyone from Civic Arts is reading this - PLEASE do everything you can to return to the Black Avenue site for next summer!!! Most everyone I have talked to did not like the new place! Too remote, not enough parking and no sound shield to keep other sounds out and to have better accoustics. Thank you!


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Posted by To be or not to be
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 6, 2010 at 12:43 pm

The production was enjoyable as always.

The parking is a problem and the noise is bad. The children's park is so close their joyful sounds were very distracting.
I was very disappointed that when I showed up early, 6:00, the grass was solid with unoccupied blankets. There was a solid wall of tall chairs in the front row and scattered around the entire area. When the staff made an announcement about the limitation on tall chairs the owners were not their to hear it.
Six full size blankets remained unoccupied through the entire performance, The owners changed their mind and never returned for the performance.
We were stuck in the outer fringe while the entire center remained empty.

The policy of reserving space with unoccupied blankets should be banned.


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Posted by Susan
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 10, 2010 at 4:42 pm

I deliberately bought low-backed beach chairs for our whole family expressly for watching Shakespeare in the park. I don't want to block anyone's view. It's amazing how many narcissists in Pleasanton bring high-backed chairs and place them up front. I would like to ask them-how is it that you don't have consideration for other people? I seriously don't get it.


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