Category Archives: Photos


By Lily Janiak San Francisco Gate, published August 8, 2017. To stage one of Shakespeare’s so-called problem plays is to give yourself a mighty hurdle to leap over. The fate of your production will hang not just on the usual suspects like acting and design but also on to what extent you mitigate a central […]

SF CHRONICLE: Theater capsule review – Measure for Measure

By Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle, published August 9, 2017.

SC SENTINEL REVIEW: SCS brings an Italian fizz to ‘Two Gents

By Joanne Engelhardt, Santa Cruz Sentinel, published August 10, 2017 With its focus on mid-century European chic, Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’ is stylistically a triumph.  In a somewhat unusual attempt to enliven Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s third 2017 production, “Two Gentlemen of Verona” director Art Manke apparently decided to create a takeoff of […]

GOOD TIMES REVIEW: Love, Italian Style – Visual wit shines in SCS’ delightful Two Gents

By Lisa Jensen, Good Times. Published July, 9, 2017 A priest and his beaming altar boy, a winged mime on roller skates, a flock of nuns, and a bunch of guys in towels walk onto a stage. No, it’s not an old joke. It’s the beginning of a sprightly, visually splendid new production of Shakespeare’s […]

PHOTO CALL: Fringe Show ORLANDO in The Grove at DeLaveaga Park

Enjoy these beautiful photos taken by Jana Marcus of our 2016 Intern Fringe Show. Click on any photo to enlarge and view as a slide show.

REVIEW SC Sentinel: Santa Cruz Shakespeare triumphs with a new spin on HAMLET

By Joanne Engelhardt,, POSTED: 08/04/16 Kate Eastwood Norris (Hamlet) in Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s 2016 production of Hamlet in The Grove at DeLaveaga Park. Photo by Jana Marcus. Are there any words left to describe the brooding Dane “Hamlet,” brought to life hundreds of years ago by William Shakespeare? There’s at least one, thanks to [...]

REVIEW Good Times: Stellar acting and sharp wit in this new take on the epic tragedy

BY CHRISTINA WATERS, POSTED ON AUGUST 2, 2016 Kate Eastwood Norris (Hamlet), and Carol Halstead (Gertrude) in Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s 2016 production of Hamlet in The Grove at DeLaveaga Park. Photo by Jana Marcus. One night I was transfixed by the sight of a woman being nominated for President of the United States, the next [...]

PHOTO CALL: HAMLET in The Grove at DeLaveaga Park

HAMLET, 2016 (click to enlarge) Buy Tickets Donate to #BuildTheGrove 2016 Season Info Subscribe to Santa Cruz Shakespeare News Blog by email

REVIEW SF Gate: A promising 3rd act for Santa Cruz Shakespeare

By Lily Janiak, SF Chronicle, Sunday, July 31, 2016 Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s new venue, the Grove at DeLaveaga Park, was planned, funded and built in just over a year. You have to climb hills and traverse a golf course to get there, but you’re rewarded with rustic elegance: a spare stage nestled within a eucalyptus grove. The [...]

PHOTO CALL: A Midsummer Night’s Dream in The Grove at DeLaveaga Park

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 2016 (click to enlarge) Buy Tickets Donate to #BuildTheGrove 2016 Season Info Subscribe to Santa Cruz Shakespeare News Blog by email

REVIEW SC Sentinel: Santa Cruz Shakespeare enchants in its new home with A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By Joanne Engelhardt, Santa Cruz Sentinel, POSTED: 07/20/16 Fairies in turquoise pajamas. A red-haired sprite wearing a fluffy white dress with turquoise hugging the skirt. A king, resplendent in white with a turquoise floral pattern on his pants and a crown with turquoise gemstones. His bride, a vision in a long white gown with turquoise touches. Even the [...]

REVIEW Good Times: A wonderful cast and a sense of adventure

GOOD TIMES, BY LISA JENSEN   POSTED ON JULY 19, 2016 It’s fitting that Santa Cruz Shakespeare chooses A Midsummer Night’s Dream as the inaugural production for its spanking new venue at DeLaveaga Park. That they even got the stage erected in time for opening day is no less a feat of magic than anything devised by Puck and his fleet of [...]

The Grove: Lease signed, ground broken

by Aimee Zygmonski, Managing Director       Posted April 5, 2016 It’s been a busy past few weeks here at Santa Cruz Shakespeare! I’m sure you’re wondering what we’ve been up to at DeLaveaga. We have signed a lease with the City of Santa Cruz. Currently, the lease is for two years, but we’re slated [...]

Mike Ryan and B Modern Preview Santa Cruz Shakespeare 2015 Season at Bookshop

Santa Cruz Shakespeare's Artistic Director, Mike Ryan, and costume designer of this season's Much Ado About Nothing and Macbeth, B Modern, gave a sneak peak of the 2015 Summer Festival to an enthusiastic crowd at Bookshop Santa Cruz on Monday, June 1. Ryan showed the model of the set (designed by Nina Ball) that will be used [...]

PHOTOS: Shakespeare’s Birthday Bash was a Blast!

Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate with us at Food Lounge on Friday, May 1, to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday, to eat scrumptious Buttercup Cakes cupcakes, to see the fabulous B. Modern's costumes, and to get a preview of our 2015 Summer Festival. A great time was had by all!