Elixir of Life

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Come with us to Port Promise, California, a late Victorian outpost where mysteries are part of the fabric of life and a good old fashioned tonic might do a body good. When a traveling Snake-Oil Seller comes to town with an Elixir full of promises, each of the good townsfolk come face to face with the prospect of a second chance.

Performed outdoors on Autumn evenings near dusk—when the separation between the physical world and the spiritual world is said to be at its most delicate—Elixir of Life elicits laughter, contemplation, and a sense that anything is possible.

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Elixir of Life will be performed outdoors on FluxWagon, our mobile stage. Audience members of all ages are welcome, but Elixir of Life is best enjoyed by ages 9 and up.

Performance Schedule

Friday performances are at 6:30pm. Saturday and Sunday performances begin approximately one hour before sunset. Click each location name for a map!

Friday 10/20 @ 6:30pm – Mosswood Park, Oakland
3612 Webster Street, Oakland — near the J. Mora Moss House
Presented in association with Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development

Saturday 10/21 @ 5:20pm – Mosswood Park, Oakland
3612 Webster Street, Oakland — near the J. Mora Moss House
Presented in association with Oakland Parks, Recreation & Youth Development

Sunday 10/22 @ 5:20pm – Port Costa School, Port Costa
1 Plaza del Hambre, Port Costa — at the intersection of Canyon Lake Dr & Reservoir St
Presented in association with the Port Costa Conservation Society, with generous support from PCCS, the Bull Valley Roadhouse, and the Burlington Hotel

Friday 10/27 @ 6:30pm – Garfield Square, San Francisco
2965 Harrison Street, San Francisco
Presented in association with San Francisco Recreation & Parks

Saturday 10/28 @ 5:15pm – Garfield Square, San Francisco
2965 Harrison Street, San Francisco
Presented in association with San Francisco Recreation & Parks

Sunday 10/29 @ 5:15pm – Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton
4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton — on the grounds of Firehouse Arts Center
Sponsored by the City of Pleasanton

Friday 11/3 @ 6:30pm – Live Oak Park, Berkeley
Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, between Eunice and Berryman, just down the hill from Live Oak Theater.
Presented in association with Berkeley Parks & Recreation

Saturday 11/4 @ 5:05pm – Live Oak Park, Berkeley
Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, between Eunice and Berryman, just down the hill from Live Oak Theater.
Presented in association with Berkeley Parks & Recreation

Sunday 11/5 @ 4:05pm – Central Park, San Mateo
50 E 5th Ave, San Mateo
Sponsored by the Downtown San Mateo Association

Saturday 11/11 @ 4:00pm – Santa Clara Mission Branch Library
1098 Lexington St, Santa Clara — outside the Library
Sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library

Sunday 11/12 @ 4:00pm – Franklin Park, Alameda
Find us near the intersection of San Antonio Ave and Morton Street
Presented in association with Alameda Recreation & Parks

Inspirations

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Port Costa, California
Our friends at the Bull Valley Roadhouse, Burlington Hotel, and Port Costa Conservation Society have generously co-sponsored three weekends of on-site devising and research in Port Costa. There we’ve had the privilege to study the history of Port Costa and the surrounding area, and to talk to residents about their experiences of living in a small community amidst the larger Bay Area.

With a generous helping of poetic license, we’ve based aspects of our characters and the town of Port Promise on stories we’ve gathered in Port Costa, and hope to honor Port Costans sense of pride in their community and sense of connection to one another in the themes of our play.

 

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