b'E X P A N D E D F R I N G E : S T A G E D R E A D I N G SFree and open to the publicTHE FORMULA by Kathryn ChetkovichTUES, JULY 30, 7:30PMDirected by Ellen MaguireThe Formula is a 21st-century re-imagining of A Midsummer Nights Dream: a young neuro-chemist has the bright idea of bringing an experimental formula to his brothers wedding to win over the bride. A nonstop comic ride, the play embraces all the deeply satisfyingaspects of classic romantic comedy.THE LAST WHITE MAN by Bill CainTUES, AUGUST 13, 7:30PMDirected by Jessica HoltInspired by Daniel Day-Lewis infamous departure from the National Theatres production of Hamlet in 1989, The Last White Man meditates on three actors who all believe that playing Hamlet will allow themto cheat death in some way.38 SANTA CRUZ SHAKESPEARE 2019'