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Brother Calvin (Sam Bertken) and Anita (Kristen Matia) in a scene from ELIXIR OF LIFEA late-Victorian outpost where mysteries are part of the fabric of life and an old-fashioned tonic might do a body good. When a traveling Snake-Oil Seller comes to town with an Elixir full of promises, each of the Port Promise townsfolk come face to face with the prospect of a miraculous second chance.

Performed outdoors on Autumn evenings near dusk – when the separation between the physical world and the spiritual world is said to be at its most delicate – Idiot String‘s latest performance series Elixir of Life elicits laughter, contemplation, and a sense that anything is possible.

Elixir of Life will be performed outdoors on FluxWagon, our mobile stage. Audience members of all ages are welcome, but Elixir of Life is best enjoyed by ages 9 and up.


Performance Schedule

Performed October 20th through November 12th in Bay Area parks and public spaces.  Friday performances are at 6:30 pm. Saturday and Sunday performances begin approximately one hour before sunset.

All shows are free and open to the public. Due to space considerations, reservations are recommended.  At most performances, a donation is suggested, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.  In Pleasanton, San Mateo and Santa Clara, admission is completely *FREE* of charge.

Photographs by Serena Morelli, taken September 30th at the opening of artist Bethany Carlson Mann’s art show, Fairytales for Feral Children, now on exhibit at the Burlington Hotel.


idiotstring-logoIdiot String and the Samuel Peaches Peripatetic Players inspire enjoyment of community, pride in place, and creative imagination by offering free public performances and opportunities for educational programs. We create live, participatory performance events that bring delight to community public spaces, using simple machines to create low-tech theatrical magic and a sense of wonder. Our performances invigorate public space, empower imaginative interaction with the physical world, and activate connections between people.