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Santa Cruz Shakespeare 2019 Season Preview

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 7:00pm
Santa Cruz Shakespeare 2019 Season Preview Bookshop Santa Cruz

Join Mike Ryan, artistic director, for a discussion of Santa Cruz Shakespeare's upcoming season and learn more about the plays they will be presenting.

Santa Cruz Shakespeare is thrilled to announce its 2019 summer season, with repertory performances beginning July 9 and running through September 1, 2019.

SCS plans to captivate audiences for its sixth season as an independent nonprofit theatre with summer performances that will offer comedic thrills, mystic revelations and modern twists. The festival starts with an off-beat and unique adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by Kate Hamill with performances beginning July 9 and directed by returning director Paul Mullins (previously Hamlet, The 39 Steps, and last season’s Love’s Labour’s Lost). The second mainstage production is Shakespeare’s zany showdown The Comedy of Errors starting July 23, directed by locally acclaimed director Kirsten Brandt, (previously The Merry Wives of Windsor, 2014 and Macbeth, 2015). The festival’s final repertory production starting August 6 will be Shakespeare’s romantic pastoral The Winter’s Tale directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges (Venus in Fur, 2018) and featuring renown Shakespearean actor Ian Merrill Peakes as King Leontes. All productions run in repertory after opening. Santa Cruz Shakespeare will also continue the tradition of showcasing the season’s intern acting company with its celebratory Fringe production. Tickets go on sale May 15, 2019 with a Santa Cruz Shakespeare Member pre-sale starting May 1, and can be purchased online at

Read more about Santa Cruz Shakespeare on their website.

This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA. Chairs for open seating are usually set up an hour before the event begins.