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Donate to Anton’s Well!

Anton’s Well is happy to announce that we’re undertaking our first fundraising effort.

Whether you saw our debut production, Old Times by Harold Pinter in 2014, or you saw one or both of our highly praised shows in 2017, Tender Napalm and This Wide Night, or any of our other shows like Ages of the Moon, we hope that you’ll consider donating to Anton’s Well.

Please know that any donation you make will have a powerful impact for our company. We do not have high overheard (wait, we don’t have any overhead!). All of your donation will go directly to producing our plays in 2018.

We’re looking forward to presenting the emotionally powerful 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane in July.

We’re in the process of securing the performance rights to another challenging, language driven play to be presented at the Berkeley City Club in late March.

We are also considering productions in the fall and winter.

So to give you an idea of how any donation would be very helpful, just $15 would buy all the ale we needed for This Wide Night. Just $50 would buy all the lighting material to create the beautiful moon for Ages of the Moon. Just $100 would pay for the rights for one performance for either of those plays. Just $500, well, we can’t say “just $500,” because if you donated that much, we would probably break down and cry in gratitude, but we would also be able to pay one entire actor stipend.

For any donation, we will happily list your name in the program for our next show. For any donation of $25 or more, we will list your name in the program for all our plays in 2018 (which will number at least two, and we hope as many as four).

If you would like to donate, please go here:


We would like you to know that Anton’s Well Theater Company is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions to the charitable purpose of Anton’s Well Theater Company must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

My Own Private Shepard

Robert Estes Photo for Website

The first play I ever went to by my own choice was True West. The first full production of a play that I ever directed was Curse of the Starving Class. And now I’m thrilled to be directing the Bay Area Premiere of Ages of the Moon, said title perfectly describing my lifetime engagement with Shepard’s plays.

I look forward to sharing this rueful comic drama with you!

Robert Estes, Artistic Director, Anton’s Well Theater Company

Anton’s Well Theater Company presents Ages of the Moon by Sam Shepard. Starring David Cramer as Ames and Don Wood as Byron. This Bay Area Premiere captures the essential Sam Shepard: intoxicating language, rambunctious comedy, the meaning of friendship, and a rueful appreciation of the confounding world we live in. Tickets are $17-$20. For reservations or questions, call 510.368.0090.

The Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704

Fridays and Saturdays, December 2-3, December 9-10, December 16-17, 8pm; Sundays, December 4, 11, and 18, 2PM.