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Community production outgrows its space

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An annual community-based theater production has outgrown its performance space, so the cast plans to show the drama outdoors.

Madera’s Shakespeare for All is set to perform “Julius Caesar” at 3 p.m. on May 3 in Courthouse Park, corner of Yosemite Avenue and Gateway Drive. The play is free and open to the public and residents are still welcome to join the cast, organizers said.

Shakespeare for All is a program meant to make arts more accessible in communities that lack it and strengthen ties between art enthusiasts. It is operated by nonprofit organization The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and funded by the James Irvine Foundation.

“We want to be that catalyst that helps connect... We know that there are lots of pockets of arts happening in Madera. So our hope is to be the hub that connects everything and, once we walk away, everyone is connected and can go forward,” said Stephen Muterspaugh, the associate artistic director for the festival...


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