Piedmont in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Summer Theater in the Park
For the next decade, Shakespeare became a staple of summer theater in Piedmont although the bill of fair often included plays for those young in heart such as “Alice in Wonderland” and “Peter Pan.” When not used for theatrical performances, the facility was put to use as an outdoor auditorium. The Sons of Norway held their annual meetings in the theater and in 1915, hundred of children participated in the “Pageant of Nations.”
The theater was demolished in the 1920s when the City of Piedmont acquired the property. Today, only the level ground and a few tall eucalyptus trees remain.
”With the sun rays as a spotlight, the a pantomime unfolded with the appearance of two maidens in Greek garb slowly wending their way holding braziers from which
Erected by Piedmont Beautification Foundation.
Location. 37° 49.26′ N, 122° 14.006′ W. Marker is in Piedmont, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Wildwood Avenue near Prospect Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 317 Wildwood Avenue, Oakland CA 94611, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Maze (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sulphur Springs Grotto (about 500 feet away); The Cascade (about 700 feet away); Piedmont Art Gallery (approx. ¼ mile away); Piedmont Springs Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Faux Bois Benches (approx. ¼ mile away); Piedmont Springs Clubhouse & Cafe (approx. ¼ mile away); Honor Roll (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Piedmont.
More about this marker. This marker is in Piedmont Park, about 200 yards up the trail from the Wildwood entrance to the park.
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.