Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Macbeth Curse: Myth or Reality?

by Mara Sherman Mackers. The Scottish Play. The Bard’s Play. These are all euphemisms for Macbeth, used by otherwise entirely reasonable people (well, reasonable by theater standards) to avoid saying a title that is supposed to bring bad luck. Any time anything goes wrong on a production of Macbeth – from stubbed toes, to poor box […]

REVIEW: THE LIAR a Comic Hit, Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Posted on July 29, 2015 Santa Cruz Shakespeare has a comic hit on its hands with The Liar By Joanne Engelhardt Hark! Is that laughter coming from the Glen? Yeah, verily – it’s hearty laughter again … and then again! Theatergoers who have already seen Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s second play of the 2015 season, […]

Donor Spotlight 2015: Karen and Robert Sinsheimer

The donor spotlight on Karen and Robert Sinsheimer was taken from our 2015 playbill. Karen and Robert Sinsheimer When Karen Sinsheimer came to Santa Cruz with her husband in 1981, she could not have known how much she would come to love Shakespeare in Santa Cruz. When she arrived, a Shakespearean theater in the outdoors was […]

In Memory of Karen Sinsheimer

It is with profound sadness that we have to inform you that our dear Karen Sinsheimer passed away earlier this week after a long illness. Karen was one of this Festival’s great leading ladies – literally. She served as the Festival’s founding Board President in 1982 and, when the Festival became independent in 2013, she […]

REVIEW: A Terrific Much Ado, The Seventh Row

Seventh Row, Posted on July 17, 2015 A Terrific Much Ado written by Alex Heeney A successful production of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” must satisfy three requirements: Beatrice and Benedick — the lovers in a merry war of wit — have to be lovable, the story needs to be clear, and the jokes have to land. Even Kenneth […]

REVIEW: Much Ado About Nothing, ShakespearesTribe.com

Shakespeare’s Tribe, Posted on July 26, 2015 Smart Choices, More Voices: A Review of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by Kurt Daw Mike Ryan is making a lot of smart, invigorating decisions as Artistic Director at Santa Cruz Shakespeare, but the smartest of all might be to feature his own talents as Benedick in their current production of Much […]

ARTIST PROFILE: Sierra Jolene, The Liar’s Lucrece and Macbeth’s Malcolm

Meet Sierra Jolene, Lucrece in The Liar and Malcolm in Macbeth, in the 2015 Santa Cruz Shakespeare Summer Festival. Where are you from originally? Where do you call home now? I grew up surrounded by the trees and mountains of the Pacific Northwest in Washington State but have spent the last four years in Los Angeles. How did […]

ARTIST PROFILE: Darek Riley, The Liar’s Alcippe, Macbeth’s Seyton, and The Rover’s Wilmore

Meet Darek Riley, Alcippe in The Liar, Seyton in Macbeth, Wilmore in The Rover in the 2015 Santa Cruz Shakespeare Summer Festival. Where are you from originally? Where do you call home now? Originally I am from Yuba City, CA, and now I currently live in Las Vegas, NV. How did you come to be a part of Santa Cruz […]

ARTIST PROFILE: Kipp Moorman, Much Ado’s Don Pedro and Macbeth’s Lennox

Meet Kipp Moorman, Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing and Lennox in Macbeth in the 2015 Santa Cruz Shakespeare Summer Festival. Where are you from originally? Where do you call home now? I like to claim a dual origin from East Liverpool, Ohio and Richmond, Virginia. Currently all of my stuff is in Los Angeles. Do you […]

QUIZ: What Kind Of Theater Liar Are You?

Take THE LIAR Quiz to receive a promo code for 1/2 OFF tickets to this weekend’s (July 25 and July 26) performances of Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s The Liar by David Ives! Make sure to share your results with your friends so they can get in on the fun, too!  

ARTIST PROFILE: Josh Saleh Returns to Play Claudio and Angus

Meet Josh Saleh, Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing and Angus in Macbeth in the 2015 Santa Cruz Shakespeare Summer Festival. Where are you from originally? Where do you call home now? Originally I am from Lafayette, California, a small town in the East Bay near Berkeley. As of now, I don’t have a place to call home […]

ARTIST PROFILE: David Morden, Voice Coach

Meet David Morden, the Voice and Text Coach for the 2015 Santa Cruz Shakespeare Summer Festival. Where are you from originally? Where do you call home now? I’m originally from Los Angeles (a valley boy!), now I call Tucson home. How did you come to be a part of Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s 2015 festival? Do you […]

REVIEW: Much Ado About Nothing, Performing Arts Monterey Bay

Performing Arts Monterey Bay, Posted on July 7, 2015 Much Ado About Nothing by Philip Pearce SANTA CRUZ SHAKESPEARE has just launched its second season with a lively production of Much Ado About Nothing on the UCSC campus. It’s a play that has had a lot of exposure in recent years. A lush and lavish Ashland Much Ado is running concurrently with […]

REVIEW: Santa Cruz Shakespeare opens season with delicious ‘Much Ado’, SC Sentinel

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL, POSTED: 07/08/15, 2:05 PM PDT Santa Cruz Shakespeare opens season with delicious ‘Much Ado’ By Joanne Engelhardt Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s three-play festival opens with innovative casting twists There may be no better way to welcome summer than spending a night (or afternoon) with the delightful characters of “Much Ado About Nothing” as interpreted […]

REVIEW: Much Ado, Indeed, Good Times Santa Cruz

GOOD TIMES, WEDNESDAY, 08 JULY 2015 11:13 CHRISTINA WATERS Much Ado, Indeed by Christina Waters Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s three-play festival opens with innovative casting twists The spectacle of Shakespeare’s most tartly devised couple reluctantly falling in love has charmed audiences for five centuries. And, with provocative casting of central characters, the new Santa Cruz Shakespeare […]