Audrey Stanley Grove in DeLaveaga Park
501 Upper Park Rd
Santa Cruz, CA 95065 United States
All of our 2020 plays center around someone (or someones) who are shipwrecked, sometimes physically, sometimes emotionally, and sometimes in both ways. These stories ask questions about how we find our way past disaster, impotence, and emotional stagnancy to find fertile ground in renewed joy, love, and hope.The second show of the season and first Shakespeare play introduces us to a woman who is shipwrecked physically, and to a group of people who are shipwrecked emotionally. Stuck in old ideas of love and grief that have grown so stale as to become something else entirely, the world of Illyria is shocked from winter into spring by the passions of Viola who disguises herself as a man in order to survive. The play is, of course, Twelfth Night. This production will be directed by Paul Mullins, one of SCS’s associate artists, known to our audiences as the director of Pride and Prejudice, Love’s Labours Lost, The 39 Steps, and Hamlet. Santa Cruz Shakespeare is a nationally recognized theatre company that matches unparalleled professional performances with unparalleled outdoor beauty in the heart of Santa Cruz. Guests to Santa Cruz Shakespeare are welcome to come early to the show, pack a picnic, bring wine, beer, and take in the scenery. Santa Cruz Shakespeare is the only outdoor theatre company with sweeping views of the Monterey Bay. Inspired by Shakespeare, we create and strengthen community by bringing audiences and theater artists together to celebrate stories about our collective humanity. Schedule and Shows to be announced. Tickets and performance schedule will be available in May.