Stepping Out

A ‘Simple’ ending

Simple Gifts
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David Crane stars in Courtesy of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's “Simple Gifts,” which is available on demand through Friday.

Livestreamed performances of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “Simple Gifts” – a multicultural celebration of beloved holiday songs and traditions from many diverse backgrounds – are over, but on-demand streaming is available through Friday.

Conceived, crafted and directed by the company’s artistic director, Tim Bond, the production is part of TheatreWorks from Home.

A group of Bay Area theater veterans share music and memories, and take audiences on a journey through a variety of winter celebrations – including Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Bodhi Day, Noche Buena, Diwali, Las Posadas, Winter Solstice – while also exploring Christmas traditions from around the world.

To accompany “Simple Gifts,” TheatreWorks is shining the spotlight on local organizations that give back to their communities throughout the year.
Streaming access is offered for a donation of $10 or more to support TheatreWorks. Patrons may give viewing access to family or friends by donating to the company; every $10 donation unlocks streaming access for one household. Streaming access is complimentary for current TheatreWorks subscribers, donors at the Inner Circle level ($1,500) or above and patrons who donated tickets for canceled performances of “They Promised Her the Moon,” “Ragtime” and “The Book of Will.”

The cast of “Simple Gifts” includes Velina Brown, David Crane, Maya Greenberg, Michelle Jordan, Amy Lizardo, Bryan Munar, Sharon Rietkerk, Maya Sherer, Will Springhorn Jr., Michael Gene Sullivan and Adam Saucedo.

Musical director William Liberatore, the longtime choir director at Gunn High School, has conducted close to 50 shows.

To purchase streaming access and for more information, visit

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