Schedule of Events
The Beard of Avon by Amy Freed
A bumpkin known as "Will Shakspere," who longs to be an artist, flees from his filthy barn, his homebound wife and her incessant chores. In Elizabethan London, did this stage-struck dreamer become a front man for Sir Francis Bacon, the Earl of Oxford and even Queen Elizabeth, authors too proud to admit they scribbled plays for the unwashed masses? This delicious and witty farce fashions the longstanding debate over who really penned the Bard's cannon into a merry look at the mortality of artists and the immortality of their legacy. With a gleeful wink at intervening centuries, the author portrays Will's comic struggles to become an artist in his own right while she reflects on artistic inspiration, the struggle to become an artistic master and the very meaning of creativity.
This is one of our postponed shows from 2020.
Directed by Beulah Vega.
Show dates: Saturdays October 9th, 16th, 23rd at 7:30pm; and Sundays, October 10th, 17th, and 24th at 2pm.
Tickets are $25 / Students $12
Generously Sponsored by
Lee Hunt and Joan Meisel
Dobie Edmunds and Thomas King
Project Frankenstein is a creative competition and fundraiser for CPAC.
Entrants are given a chapter of Frankenstein and challenged to create! It can be anything from a window display, costume, interpretive dance, piece of art, floral design, reading, and so much more!
The Billie Holiday Project, led by Stella Heath, celebrates the music of Lady Day!
Shrouded in mystery, as she was draped in furs, Billie was quintessentially
multi-faceted, possessing the sensitivity and ability to make the songs she sang as personal
as if she was singing them softly in your own very ear. Featuring some of the Bay Area’s
finest Jazz musicians, The Billie Holiday Project evokes the electric and intimate feeling of
experiencing Lady Day live in a 1930s Jazz Club. Drawing from some of Billie’s most
recorded tunes, the band also revives some of the earlier and lesser-known tunes that Billie
interpreted. In performance, interspersed with the music are stories of Billie’s life
and musical artistry. The Band features Stella Heath, invoking the vocal stylings of Billie Holiday; Neil Fontano, piano virtuoso from Sonoma County; Robby Elfman, rich and soulful
on tenor saxophone and clarinet; Trevor Kinsel, interchanging between upright bass and
Dan Hoyle will be presenting his postponed solo show “Border People” one night only at CPAC, Saturday, November 13th at 7:30pm.
Tickets are $35 per person.
A Fairy Merry Holly Jolly Christmas, by Bonnie Jean Shelton, is a family holiday show that will run:
December 11 and 18 - Saturday Performances - at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
December 12 and 19 - Sunday Performances - at 2:00 pm only
This 45-minute piece will take the family on a fun adventure helping Peppamintz and Little Ella save the North Pole from disaster! Mrs. Claus has gone missing and all the elves need your help to find her!
Tickets $12 Adults, $7 students
2021 New Works Festival - Postponed Until Further Notice
CPAC’s New Work Festival of Renewal and Transformation 2021 will present three new full length plays as readings on the CPAC stage.
Dear Friends and Supporters,
In following with the California state guidelines for indoor venues, and to ensure the safety of all of our patrons, performers, crew and staff, the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center will be requiring masks and proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination to enter the theatre until further notice.
We at CPAC are doing our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 by assuring you that the entire cast, crew and front of house staff are vaccinated for all future performances.
Only the performers will be allowed to be unmasked at this time while in performance.
Children under 12 will require proof of a negative covid test within 3 days of attendance.
Proof of vaccination will be accepted as a vaccination card, photo of a vaccination card, or a QR code from the state of California providing proof of vaccination.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.