Live Oakes
Educational Theater

Live Oakes Educational Theater

369 Catalina Way

Vallejo, CA 94589


Phone: (707) 643-7819
or (415) 497-1715



Show Descriptions

The Call of the Wild: the Life of Jack London 
"Very well researched and executed. I have never heard the students so enthralled and quiet! Skillfully stellar integration dovetailing into the curriculum areas of drugs and alcohol, history, and literature."
      -Ms. Dietz, Teacher,
       Holy Family Education
       Center, San Jose
In this dynamic portrayal, actor/scholar
Michael Oakes tells the greatest story Jack London ever wrote; his own life. From the age of nine, London toiled as a "wage-slave" factory worker, oyster pirate, sailor, writer, and rancher. In his 40 short years, London roamed the globe from the Klondike to the South Seas, and Asia. He twice ran for mayor of Oakland, and was recruited as a presidential candidate.

Jack London wrote 52 books and over 1000 articles and essays. He gained fame for such enduring classics as The Call of the Wild, To Build a Fire, and The Sea Wolf. His social writings, such as The War of the Classes, The People of the Abyss, and John Barleycorn, provide passionate insights into the great labor, suffrage, and temperance movements of his day. 

An informative Study Guide is included for schools.

This show is popular with The Big Read library programs through the N.E.A. (National Endowment for the Arts.)