S A N T A C R U Z S H A K E S P E A R E P R E S E N T S EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation Audrey E. Stanley PRODUCERS Violet and Rick Boyle Thorne Lay and Kathy Beattie Rowland and Pat Rebele The Robert N. and Florence Slinger Fund at Community Foundation Santa Cruz County Corrine and Todd Wipke S A N T A C R U Z S H A K E S P E A R E , I N C O N J U N C T I O N W I T H C A L I F O R N I A S H A K E S P E A R E T H E A T E R , P R E S E N T S Before the Play Begins... The Duke of Vienna has neglected to enforce the strict laws of the city, notably those relating to sexual behavior, and has decided to abandon his responsibilities and appoint a deputy to restore order. He will disguise himself as a friar and observe what happens within the city. Meanwhile a young woman, Isabella, has decided to enter a nunnery. W I L L I A M S H A K E S P E A R E ’ S d i r e c t e d b y t y n e r a f a e l i July 18 – SEPTEMBER 2