Be Part of the Legacy of
Historic Creative Arts
of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become
a part of Pittsburg’s history by adopting a seat
in the historic Creative Arts Building on the
Pittsburg High School campus. Take pride in
knowing that your gift will benefit future
The Creative Arts Building’s
history includes performances by legendary
artists including: Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles,
Stevie Wonder, James Brown and the San Francisco
Exciting changes have taken place in
Contra Costa County’s largest theatre which
opened in 1959. A $9 million renovation project
has brought the building up to state-of-the-art
standards allowing for quality productions. Make
a tax-deductible donation to ensure maintenance
of seats and support for youth mentoring
programs in the arts.
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complete the form with your details and return
with cash, check, money order made payable to
the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame
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You may mail your tax-deductible donation to
PEAHOF, 4476 St. John Lane, Pittsburg, CA 94565.
Adopting a seat is a perfect remembrance for
your children, grandchildren, spouse, parent,
grandparent or special friend or loved one. It
is a perfect way to honor birthdays,
anniversaries, graduations, dedications,
holidays and special events.
theatrical troupe providing laughs monthly at
Steeltown Coffee & Tea
Brad Cooreman and his merry band of
Old Town Players have an interesting way of
preparing for this summer’s Shakespeare in the
Park production of ‘Twelfth Night.’ They do
improvisational comedy at Steeltown Coffee & Tea
(695 Railroad Ave.).
Cooreman, a drama teacher in a
private school in San Francisco, moved to
Pittsburg six years ago. He was impressed by the
development of Pittsburg’s Old Town area,
including the restoration of the California
“We felt comfortable in our
neighborhood,” he said. “My daughter can go out
and ride her bike, and I’m just five minutes
from Old Town.”
With bachelors and masters degrees in
drama, Cooreman was involved with professional
theatre for many years with Berkeley Rep,
California Shakespeare Theatre, San Jose Rep and
Bay Area Theatresports, one of the nation’s top
improvisational comedy companies.
Last year, with help from the City of
Pittsburg and the Pittsburg Arts & Community
Foundation, he created TheatreCORE, a theatrical
company, to do ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in
John Buckley Square, the plaza on Railroad Ave.
between 5th and 6th
The first-year undertaking was a
“We attracted 600 people for our six
shows,” said Cooreman, who was hoping to attract
400 attendees for the performance.
The response persuaded Cooreman and
his actors to begin planning for another
production this year with ‘Twelfth Night’ to be
offered the weekends of July 8 and 15. The group
began its first read-through of the play on Feb.
Five of the troupe members are from
Pittsburg with others from Antioch, Brentwood,
Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek and Vallejo.
Wanting to stay together, they met
regularly at the Railroad Book Depot and began
working on improv comedy.
“I studied improv at BATS, and I use
what I learned there in my school curriculum,”
said Cooreman. “Here I get to work with adults.
Which is a lot of fun to do. At first, it was a
way to do something together. Now, it’s turned
into a fundraiser as we prepare for ‘Twelfth
The next free performance is at
Steeltown at 3 p.m. on April 2. The actors do
pass the hat at the end of performances.
Cooreman says anyone interested in
learning more or joining the group can go to the
TheatreCORE website at