2017 Season Events

Santa Cruz Shakespeare has a schedule of events prior and during the summer festival curated especially for our guests at The Grove and within the community with co-partner SCS supporters.

Enjoy and celebrate the 2017 SCS Summer season!   Weekend-SCS-1

One weekend in August, SCS teams up with Shakespeare Workshop, a collaboration of faculty and students at UCSC, to host a symposium about the Shakespeare plays in our season. Performances of the plays are enhanced by panel discussions, lectures by esteemed drama and literature scholars, hands-on workshops with artists, and open-forum discussions. In addition, “Educator’s Day” offers a one-day training workshop to provide educators the tools, strategies, and lesson plans through visceral experiences in the instruction of Shakespeare.

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EVENTS:

Weekend with Shakespeare & Educator's Day

One weekend in August, SCS teams up with Shakespeare Workshop, a collaboration of faculty and students at UCSC, to host a symposium about the Shakespeare plays in our season. Performances of the plays are enhanced by panel discussions, lectures by esteemed drama and literature scholars, hands-on workshops with artists, and open-forum discussions. In addition, “Educator’s Day” offers a one-day training workshop to provide educators the tools, strategies, and lesson plans through visceral experiences in the instruction of Shakespeare.

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Don Rothman Talkbacks

Our third preview performance features a pre-show discussion with the director and designers of a production to learn about the genesis and evolution of the/their artistic concept.

  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Thursday, August 3

Every Saturday matinee in August, post-show discussions bring audience members face to face with their favorite actors to ask questions about the performance and the details of the production they have just enjoyed.

  • Saturday, August 5 – The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Saturday, August 12 – The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Saturday, August 19 – The 39 Steps
  • Saturday, August 26 – Measure for Measure

Noon at the Nick

Held on Fridays at noon at the Nickelodeon Theatre in downtown Santa Cruz, Noon at the Nick is a series of brown bag lunch discussions that bring community members together with artists from each of the season’s productions for discussions about the artistic process and a sneak peak at what each production has in store.

  • The 39 Steps – Friday, July 7
  • Measure for Measure – Friday, July 21
  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Friday, August 4
  • Candide – Friday, August 18

Wine Tastings at The Grove

Deer Park Wine & Spirits Wine Tastings at The Grove

SCS has lined up evening pre-show wine tastings at 6pm by Deer Park & Spirits, this local shop in Aptos on Rio Del Mar has been serving the best in wine selections locally and internally for over 35 years.  Owner Cheyne Howell will be pouring wines of terroir from all around the globe. Wines tastings are $5 cash or credit card accepted.

  •  Saturday, August 12 – Deer Park will be presenting three French wines
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    Left: Bordeaux Blanc, Chateau Ducasse, from Bordeaux France, 2016 “Pale in color and streaked with vibrant minerals, Ducasse’s Bordeaux blanc also has a juicy roundness. The combination makes for a wine that is easy pair with many dishes–from lunch fare to shellfish or enjoy it on its own before dinner” Grapes: Semillon, Sauvingnon Blanc, Muscadelle

    Chablis, Domaine Long-Depaquit, from Burgundy France, 2015 “The grapes used to craft this Chablis at the Domaine Long-Depaquit estate come from a mosaic of terroirs, which lends remarkable complexity to the wine. The wine has a very pure nose that is typical of Chablis (white flowers, flint) opening up to a palate that boasts an elegant combination of almond notes and lovely vivacity.” Grape: Chardonnay

    Bordeaux, Chateau Lassegue Winery, St. Emmillon Bordeaux France, 2012 Beautifully rich in color, with an enticing bouquet of spice and black fruit. On the palate, the wine is refined and elegant with a long lasting finish of soft-silky tannins.” Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc

 

 

Saturday, August 26 – Deer Park will be presenting three Spanish wines

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Left: Young white wine, Bodegas SHAYA, Rueda Spain, 2015 “It displays a nose of toasty baking spices, nutmeg, spring flowers, marzipan, and pit fruits. A bit richer and more complex on the palate than the “regular” cuvee. Grape: Verdejo
Burgan’s Albarino, Bodega Martin Codax, Rias Baixas Spain, 2015
“A bright greenish yellow color with golden highlights. A uniquely fruity aroma where the variety is clearly appreciated, highlighting hints of ripe apples, apricots, and peach aromas. In the mouth, it is rich, mellow and well-balanced. The aftertaste is fully rounded and off dry on the palate with juicy fruit flavors, clean acidity, and a long, mineral-dominated finish.” Grape: Albarino
Grenache, Borsao Winery, Borja Spain, 2015
“Very intense cherry red color with tones of purple. Presents in the nose a great concentration of aromas of ripe red fruit with floral nuances. In the mouth it is a well structured rich wine that evokes tastes of blackberry, plum, and tones of leather and vanilla, with a soft and silky tannin.” Grapes: Garnacha (Grenache)

 

 

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