Santa Cruz Shakespeare is thrilled to announce its 2017 summer season, with repertory performances beginning July 7 and running through August at its new home in DeLaveaga Park.
For its second season in the company’s new outdoor venue, The Audrey Stanley Grove in DeLaveaga Park, SCS will kick off summer performances with the hilarious comedy, The 39 Steps, adapted by Patrick Barlow. The 39 Steps opens July 8, featuring the entirety of the 1935 Hitchcock adventure film to be played by only four actors. Measure for Measure, Shakespeare’s treatise on the balance of justice and mercy opens July 21 in a co-production with California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes). The production will be performed first in Santa Cruz and then move to CalShakes’ Bruns Amphitheater for performances in September and October. The final mainstage production of the season opens August 4 with The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Shakespeare’s sexy comedy of young love, infidelity, and friendship. All three shows run in repertory after opening. Plus, Santa Cruz Shakespeare continues the tradition of showcasing the season’s intern acting company with its celebratory Fringe production. Tickets go on sale May 15, 2016 with a Santa Cruz Shakespeare Member pre-sale starting May 1, and can be purchased online at santacruzshakespeare.org….. Read the full press release