Cal Shakes Summer Season Begins May 22 with A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Cal Shakes Summer Season Begins May 22 with A Midsummer Night's DreamIt’s time to reserve your summer seats for some great theater under the stars. The California Shakespeare Theater’s 2019 season begins this month. If you have never experienced this unique blend of food, community, and theater…now’s your chance!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
May 22 through June 16
by William Shakespeare
directed by Tyne Rafaeli

Four lovers escape into the woods and find themselves entangled in a world turned upside-down. When it comes to love, what’s fantasy and what’s reality? Tricks abound and wires cross as we all seek escape from (or surrender to) the clutches of love.

The Good Person of Szechwan
July 3 through July 21
by Bertolt Brecht
translated by Wendy Arons
adapted by Tuny Kushner
directed by Eric Ting

In a city of “haves” and “have-nots,” can a good person stay good even as their fortunes rise? The Good Person of Szechwan is a fable for our times exploring the lengths to which one must go to keep clean in a dirty world.

House of Joy
August 14 through September 1
by Madhuri Shekar
directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian

New Classics World Premiere Production
A darling of the 2018 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, House of Joy is an action-adventure romance set in a harem at the beginning of the end of the Mughal Empire. Once upon a time and place, in something like 17th century Delhi, an imperial bodyguard risks her life to fight for what’s right, turning against everything she’s been raised to believe.

September 18 through October 13
by William Shakespeare
directed by Victor Malana Maog

Shakespeare’s cautionary tale of unbridled ambition. Determined to fulfill a prophecy of greatness, Macbeth’s hunger for power consumes all he holds dear. How far would you go to take what you’ve been told you deserve? And who will rise up to stop you?

Get all the details and purchase tickets on the Cal Shakes website.


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