By Shmuel Thaler, published September 4, 2019 by The Santa Cruz Sentinel
Actress Madeline Wall makes a flashy entrance through an audience of local students as Luciana in Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s staging of “The Comedy of Errors” on Wednesday morning. Wednesday’s performance, at the Audrey Stanley Glen in Delaveaga Park, was one of five shows offered as part of the festival’s second Student Matinee Week. More than 1,700 students from 25 schools will attend the show this year, up from fewer than 1,000 in 2018. Shows this week are followed by a post-performance discussion actors in the play. Schools bringing students to Wednesday’s performance included Santa Cruz High School, Watsonville Charter School of the Arts, Spring Hill, Monterey Bay Charter School, New School and Kirby School.
Students from New School enjoy “The Comedy of Errors” on Wednesday. This year Santa Cruz Shakespeare will provides more than half of the tickets for Student Matinee Week free of charge to Title 1 schools. The remaining schools pay a significantly discounted rate of $10 per student.
Students from Santa Cruz High School arrive at the Audrey Stanley Grove at Delaveaga Park for Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” on Wednesday.
Local students watch Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” on Wednesday. School participating in Student Matinee Week receive study guides for their students.
Photos by Shmuel Thaler — Santa Cruz Sentinel