Our most urban venue for this thrilling masquerade!
Hop on BART and jaunt a few blocks up bustling Broadway in vital Uptown Oakland to the spacious dance floor at Impact Hub. Impact Hub is a member-based co-working space and event venue for entrepreneurs creating positive impact. The ethos here is right up We Players’ alley; just check out their foundational pillars of “authenticity, radical inclusivity, creativity and expression, inspiration, respect, reciprocity, and effectiveness”. Yes!
A combined party and theatrical event, the Ball will envelop our guests in the grandeur, romance, and beauty of a sensuous masquerade. Action from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Act I and the famous balcony scene will be played out during the course of the night. Ending on a high note just before the plot takes a turn for the worse, we will enjoy the story of the young lovers steeped in hope and joy. After the poetic exchange of boundless love, the party will continue and our guests will enjoy refreshments and conversation with the performers. In keeping with We Players’ penchant for fully-immersive experiences, the story will unfold not in front of, but around and with our guests.
In each spectacular setting, guests will have the opportunity to party with Mercutio, raise a glass with Lord Capulet, join the festive group dance – We Players’ spicy version of the pavane, flirt with fellow masked revelers, and share in the age-old Capulet Family Candle Ceremony before the night is through.
When: Saturday June 4th, 8-11pm
Where: 2323 Broadway, Oakland
Tickets: $75 ($65 for Impact Hub members).
Admission includes wine, beer and light fare!
Bring your own mask or be decked out by We Players!
Dress is urban chic – fun and festive!
This is a 21+ event
Join the Host Committee for Impact Hub Oakland:
Susan Miller-Davis + Jonathan Davis
Jon + Anne Davies
Glen Tripp + Lauren Dutton
Pamela Grove + Jerry Nelson
Jen + Earl Wilson
Love is in the air at this performance-infused party, an elaborate prelude to upcoming Romeo & Juliet performances at Petaluma Adobe SHP and Villa Montalvo.