Shakespeare Santa Cruz
|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Shakespeare Santa Cruz|
|Address:||Theater Arts/UCSC, 1156 High St.|
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
|Description:||Professional theater featuring plays by Shakespeare and contemporary playwrights, with an accent on American playwrights. Afternoon and evening performances in the Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival glen and indoor, Mainstage Theater, mid-July through the end of August, on the campus of UCSC. Call 831-459-2159 for ticket information or visit website for information on current season
During the summer season there are many opportunities to enrich your theater experience: backstage tours, pre- and post-show conversations with the artists; early season contact with artists at local bookshops. See the website for listings.
Shakespeare Santa Cruz also produces an education tour, "Shakespeare to Go": a 50-minute adaptation of one of the summer plays, which tours to schools and community centers in the tri-county area. Visit website for dates and locations.
2011 summer season: Shakespeare's Henry IV. Part One, and Dumas' The Three Musketeers in the Festival Glen as well as Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors in the Main Stage.
2011 Fall Season: Bard Babes, written and performed by Robin Goodrin Nordli (November 19 & 20), and A Year With Frog and Toad, a family-friendly musical co-produced with the UCSC Theater Arts Department (November 18–December 11).
FEES: Check the website or call the Box Office (831-459-2159).
|Mission:||Shakespeare Santa Cruz strives to cultivate the imagination, wit, daring, and vision that the greatest playwrights demand of artists and audiences alike.|
|Programs:||In addition to the summer repertory season and the holiday show, Shakespeare Santa Cruz has two performance programs which seek to engage student actors with Shakespearean and other classical texts---the summer Fringe show and the Shakespeare to Go program. The Fringe show is an opportunity for the summer Company's acting interns to perform their own production in the Glen two nights each summer.
Shakespeare to Go is an educational outreach program and recipient of NEA funding featuring University of California Santa Cruz Theatre Arts students who tour local schools in the spring performing one-hour versions of one of the full-length plays to be featured in the summer repertory season. Additionally, Shakespeare to Go presents a limited number of free public performances.
|Languages other than English:||None|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Parking & Wheelchair Access|
|Public Transportation:||Available Within Four Blocks|
|Eligibility:||Open to All|
|Fees:||See Description Notes|
|Physical Location:||Santa Cruz|
|Parent Agency:||University of California Santa Cruz|
|This record last modified September 12, 2012|