Tonight we’re going to party like it's 1599...
There's a lot of stuff to love about Cal
Shakes: the natural vistas, the edgy reimaginings of classic theater, the
sculptures, the freedom to snack and sip throughout the production. But what if
you got there early? And what if there were a party waiting for you? For Twelfth Night, we'll be throwing a party
for our LGBT friends, free with your ticket to the show. Music, hors d'oeuvres,
and beverages are all included. And for those 30 or younger, tickets are just
Oh, and the play: In the coastal kingdom of Illyria, young Viola has lost her twin brother to a storm at sea; what ensues is Shakespeare’s most profound romantic comedy, in which love propels everyone and leads to utter joy, deepest sorrow, and, at times, madness. Director Mark Rucker (Richard III, Romeo and Juliet) returns to direct.
Founded in 1974 and now under the leadership of Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone and Managing Director Susie Falk, California Shakespeare Theater is celebrating its 40th anniversary season. Over the last decade, our Main Stage interpretations of Shakespeare and the classics, performed at the solar-powered, environmentally sustainable Bruns Amphitheater, have earned a national reputation for their immediacy and artistry. Through its New Works/New Communities program (launched in 2003), Cal Shakes has directly engaged members of disparate communities in the creation of new works of theater that reflect their voices. The Triangle Lab builds on this work to conduct community-based experiments aimed at revealing a new relevance for theater-making in society through creative responses to changes in the cultural landscape that are so dramatically impacting the field. Established in 2001, Cal Shakes’ Artistic Learning program is our primary vehicle for increasing access to arts education. Multi-faceted programming ignites creative youth voices through a continuum of education programs that annually serve thousands of diverse urban, suburban and rural students. For more information on the entirety of Cal Shakes work on stage, in schools, and in communities, go to www.calshakes.org.