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ARCHIVES - 2011

Releases | Coverage | Titus Andronicus | The Verona Project | Candida  | The Taming of the Shrew  | Summer Shakespeare Conservatory | Gala

RELEASES

Cal Shakes announces 2012 season

Cal Shakes hosts Ladies Night Shindig on September 30

Cal Shakers host “Preview and Preview” event on Sep 23


Cal Shakes concludes season with The Taming of the Shrew


Cal Shakes hosts “Singles Night Shindig”

Cal Shakes capital campaign reaches successful conclusion, raises $8.7m

Cal Shakes to present Shaw’s Candida Aug 10-Sep 4


Cal Shakes hosts special Teen Night for Verona Project on July 28

Cal Shakes hosts a special VERONA PROJECT event at Peet’s in the Castro

Cal Shakes presents world premiere of The Verona Project

California Shakespeare Theater receives $25K grant from NEA's Shakespeare for a New Generation

Cal Shakes announces open registration for 2012 Summer Shakespeare Conservatory

Cal Shakes sells out East Bay conservatory sessions; scholarships still available for SF

It’s About Bloody Time: Cal Shakes Does First-Ever Titus Andronicus

Cal Shakes “One Great Party” Raises $465K for Arts Education

“Building for the Future” receives $150K challenge grant

Cal Shakes to host “One Great Party” at the Four Seasons in San Francisco

Cal Shakes summer camp registration now open

Cal Shakes to perform at Arena Stage’s #NewPlayFestival January 29 and 30

California Shakespeare Theater receives $20k grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation

COVERAGE


"A gore fest that should have an intense appeal to Bay area fans of slasher movies."
—The Huffington Post

"Under the baton of Joel Sass, in Cal Shakes' rendering of Shakespeare's masterpiece, the human reasons for vengeful acts are masterfully revealed."
—San Francisco Bay Times

"It's one doozy of a revenge story, and the cast is game for all of it"
– SF Weekly

"A terrific production"
San Francisco Chronicle

"Watching (James) Carpenter and (Stacy) Ross go head to head is always a pleasure."Contra Costa Times

“A rare and surprisingly potent staging—SF Examiner

Cal Shakes’ Titus Andronicus is a bloody good show” The Daily Californian

Not-So-Saturnine SaturninusEast Bay Express

clapping man

Cal Shakes' rockin' Verona Project
SF Chronicle

SFist Reviews: The Verona Project at Cal Shakes

SFist

Cal Shakes Unveils a Brilliant New Twist on Shakespeare With The Verona Project

The Huffington Post

The Verona Project
Turns Lackluster Shakespeare Play into Gay Coming-of-Age Story

The Bay Citizen

Rockin' Verona
The Idiolect

The Wonder of Verona

San Francisco Classical Voice

Shakespeare (sort of) in concert

Napa Valley Register

Cal Shakes gives Two Gents an alt-rock twist
SF Examiner

Charming Verona Project gets world premiere at Cal Shakes

Contra Costa Times

M M M My Verona: Rockin' at Cal Shakes

Theater Dogs




'Verona Project' gives Bard an alt-rock rewrite
SF Chronicle

Summer Theater
 
The New York Times


"Moscone and his cast deliver a Candida that is not only candid, funny and smart, but surprisingly sexy as well."

SF Chronicle

"An evening of pure theatrical magic"
Huffington Post

"Cal Shakes plays Shaw's Candida to comic perfection."
Contra Costa Times

"The trio of (Julie) Eccles, (Nick) Gabriel, and (Anthony) Fusco works so perfectly, in such synchronicity by the final scenes that you don't quite want these stories to end even though they must."
Theater Dogs

"Jonathan Moscone invests Shaw's comedy with a supercharged blend of wit and simmering sensuality."

SF Examiner

Julie Eccles tackles 'Candida' at Cal Shakes

SF Chronicle

“Without hesitation I can say that Cal Shakes' production of Shrew (running now through Oct 16) is a lovely, funny, smartly directed production performed with muscle and wit.”
Huffington Post

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“A richly inventive, funny and at times provocative Shrew"
SF Chronicle


“Cooper's direction shines through for its cleverness, comic timing, and a desire to make of this play an edgy romantic comedy.”
SFist

“[The] marriage of witty and warm shines throughout this production... a flashy season closer.”
San Jose Mercury-News


“Sullivan (Kate) and Holmgren (Petruchio) have red-hot chemistry from the very first, and they’re so good together you really do want them together.”

Theater Dogs


“Shana Cooper’s shrewd direction of Taming of the Shrew at Cal Shakes brings inspiration, enlightenment, over-the-top joy and abandon… you want to see the show again before you even leave the theater.”

Examiner.com

“Shana Cooper’s exuberant production of the classic comedy... is as funny as they come; fast moving; a thoroughly enjoyable night of theater.”
CultureVulture.net

“Cal Shakes' Shrew no tame adaptation”
Contra Costa Times

Kathryn Bigelow's Social City: The Play's the Thing for California Shakespeare, March 23, 2011

Willie’s World, March 27, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle

Opening the Conversation: Triangle Lab and Community-Based Theatre Practices
Theatre Bay Area

Titus Andronicus

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PHOTOS

Titus Andonicus - Cal Shakes 2011
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(L to R) Marcus (Dan Hiatt) and the rest of the Romans try to hold back Titus (James Carpenter) and the cast of Cal Shakes' production of TITUS ANDRONICUS; photo by Kevin Berne.

Titus Andonicus - Cal Shakes 2011
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(L to R) Tamora (Stacy Ross) and Saturninus (Rob Campbell) plot revenge in Cal Shakes' production of TITUS ANDRONICUS; photo by Jay Yamada.

Titus Andonicus - Cal Shakes 2011
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(L to R) Titus (James Carpenter) comforts Lavinia (Anna Bullard) in Cal Shakes' production of TITUS ANDRONICUS; photo by Kevin Berne.

Titus Andonicus - Cal Shakes 2011
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The victorious Romans parade the defeated Goths through the streets in Cal Shakes' production of TITUS ANDRONICUS; photo by Kevin Berne.

Titus Andonicus - Cal Shakes 2011
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(C, L to R) Titus (James Carpenter) catches the disguised Chiron (David Mendelsohn) and Demetrius (Chad Deverman) in Cal Shakes' production of TITUS ANDRONICUS; photo by Jay Yamada.

Titus Andonicus - Cal Shakes 2011
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Titus (James Carpenter in Cal Shakes' production of TITUS ANDRONICUS; photo by Kevin Berne. (Also pictured, Dan Hiatt as Marcus)

Titus Andonicus - Cal Shakes 2011
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(L to R) Lavinia (Anna Bullard) and Titus (James Carpenter) serve a special dinner to Tamora (Stacy Ross) and Saturninus (Rob Campbell) in Cal Shakes' production of TITUS ANDRONICUS; photo by Kevin Berne.


Titus Andonicus - Cal Shakes 2011
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(L to R) Demetrius (Chad Deverman) and Chiron (David Mendelsohn) prepare for mischief in Cal Shakes' production of TITUS ANDRONICUS; photo by Kevin Berne.



James Carpenter as Titus
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James Carpenter as Titus; photo by Kevin Berne.

James Carpenter as Titus
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James Carpenter as Titus; photo by Kevin Berne.


VIDEO & AUDIO


Check out the video trailer for Joel Sass' thrilling, critically-acclaimed production.


Listen to a podcast of an illuminating pre-performance Titus Andronicus Grove Talk, presented by Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly. Listen

The verona Project

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PHOTOS

The Verona Project
The cast of Cal Shakes' world-premiere production of The Verona Project; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Verona Project
The cast of Cal Shakes' world-premiere production of The Verona Project; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Verona Project
The cast of Cal Shakes' world-premiere production of The Verona Project; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Verona Project
Dan Clegg as Proteus and Arwen Anderson as Julia in Cal Shakes' world-premiere production of The Verona Project; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Verona Project
Harold Pierce, Dan Clegg, and Arwen Anderson in Cal Shakes' world-premiere production of The Verona Project; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Verona Project
Dan Clegg as Proteus and Arwen Anderson as Julia in Cal Shakes' world-premiere production of The Verona Project; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Verona Project
The cast of Cal Shakes' world-premiere production of The Verona Project; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Verona Project
The cast of Cal Shakes' world-premiere production of The Verona Project; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Verona Project
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The cast of Cal Shakes’ world premiere of The Verona Project; clockwise from top: Elena Wright, Dan Clegg, Philip Mills, Arwen Anderson, Adam Yazbeck, Marisa Duchowny, Harold Pierce, Nate Trinrud. Photo by Kevin Berne.

The Verona Project
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The cast of Cal Shakes’ world premiere of The Verona Project; clockwise from top: Elena Wright, Dan Clegg, Philip Mills, Arwen Anderson, Adam Yazbeck, Marisa Duchowny, Harold Pierce, Nate Trinrud. Photo by Kevin Berne.

The Verona Project
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The cast of Cal Shakes’ world premiere of The Verona Project; left to right: Adam Yazbeck, Marisa Duchowny, Dan Clegg, Philip Mills, Arwen Anderson, Harold Pierce, Elena Wright, Nate Trinrud. Photo by Kevin Berne.

VIDEO & AUDIO












Listen to a podcast of an illuminating pre-performance The Verona Project Grove Talk, presented by Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly. Listen

Candida

Photos | Video & Audio

PHOTOS

Candida Production photos - Cal Shakes
(L to R) Jarion Monroe (Mr. Burgess) and Anthony Fusco (Reverend James Morell) in California Shakespeare Theater's production of Candida; photo by Kevin Berne.
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Candida Production photos - Cal Shakes
Julie Eccles (Candida) and Anthony Fusco (Reverend James Morell) in California Shakespeare Theater's production of Candida; photo by Kevin Berne.
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Candida Production photos - Cal Shakes
(L to R) Nick Gabriel (Eugene Marchbanks), Julie Eccles (Candida), and Anthony Fusco (Reverend James Morell) in California Shakespeare Theater's production of Candida; photo by Kevin Berne.
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Candida Production photos - Cal Shakes
(L to R) Nick Gabriel (Eugene Marchbanks) and Alexandra Henrikson (Miss Proserpine Garnett) in California Shakespeare Theater's production of Candida; photo by Kevin Berne.
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Candida Production photos - Cal Shakes
(L to R) Nick Gabriel (Eugene Marchbanks) and Alexandra Henrikson (Miss Proserpine Garnett) in California Shakespeare Theater's production of Candida; photo by Kevin Berne.
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Candida Production photos - Cal Shakes
(L to R) Anthony Fusco (Reverend James Morell) and Nick Gabriel (Eugene Marchbanks) in California Shakespeare Theater's production of Candida; photo by Kevin Berne.
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Candida Production photos - Cal Shakes
(L to R) Julie Eccles (Candida) and Nick Gabriel (Eugene Marchbanks) in California Shakespeare Theater's production of Candida; photo by Kevin Berne.
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Candida Production photos - Cal Shakes
Julie Eccles as the title character in California Shakespeare Theater's production of Candida; photo by Kevin Berne.
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Candida Production photos - Cal Shakes
(L to R) Julie Eccles (Candida) and Nick Gabriel (Eugene Marchbanks) in California Shakespeare Theater's production of Candida; photo by Kevin Berne.
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Candida Production photos - Cal Shakes
(L to R) Anthony Fusco (Reverend James Morell) and Julie Eccles (Candida) in California Shakespeare Theater's production of Candida; photo by Kevin Berne.
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Candida Production photos - Cal Shakes
(L to R) Anthony Fusco (Reverend James Morell), Julie Eccles (Candida), and Nick Gabriel (Eugene Marchbanks) in California Shakespeare Theater's production of Candida; photo by Kevin Berne.
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Candida Production photos - Cal Shakes
(L to R) Anthony Fusco (Reverend James Morell) and Julie Eccles (Candida) in California Shakespeare Theater's production of Candida; photo by Kevin Berne.
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Top to bottom: Anthony Fusco, Julie Eccles,
and Nick Gabriel in Candida; photo by Kevin Berne.
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VIDEO & AUDIO

Podcast
Listen to a podcast of an illuminating pre-performance Candida Grove Talk, presented by Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly. Listen





Candida
set build time-lapse video


The end of the tear-down of the set for The Verona Project, and the entire load-in of the Candida set, with bonus lighting focus call—all over the course of four days. Photos and time-lapse video by Jamie Buschbaum; music by Will McCandless.


The Taming of The Shrew

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PHOTOS

The Taming of the Shrew
Slate Holmgren and Erica Sullivan as Petruchio and Kate in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
The cast of The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Slate Holmgren and Danny Scheie as Petruchio and the Tailor in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Slate Holmgren (Petruchio), Erica Sullivan (Kate), and Dan Hiatt (Grumio) in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Slate Holmgren (Petruchio), Erica Sullivan (Kate), and Dan Hiatt (Grumio) in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Slate Holmgren and Erica Sullivan as Petruchio and Kate in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Danny Scheie, Joan Mankin, Rod Gnapp, and Dan Hiatt in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Slate Holmgren (Petruchio) and Erica Sullivan (Kate) in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Liam Vincent (Hortensio), Alexandra Henrikson (Bianca), and Nicholas Pelczar (Lucentio) in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Alexandra Henrikson (Bianca) and Nicholas Pelczar (Lucentio) in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Liam Vincent (Hortensio), Alexandra Henrikson (Bianca), and Nicholas Pelczar (Lucentio) in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
The cast of The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Slate Holmgren (Petruchio) and Erica Sullivan (Kate) in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Slate Holmgren (Petruchio) and Erica Sullivan (Kate) in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Slate Holmgren (Petruchio) and Erica Sullivan (Kate) in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Slate Holmgren (Petruchio) and Erica Sullivan (Kate) in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Slate Holmgren (Petruchio) and Erica Sullivan (Kate) in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Slate Holmgren (Petruchio) and Erica Sullivan (Kate) in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Slate Holmgren (Petruchio) and Erica Sullivan (Kate) in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Slate Holmgren (Petruchio) and Erica Sullivan (Kate) in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Slate Holmgren (Petruchio) and Erica Sullivan (Kate) in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Alexandra Henrikson (Bianca) and Erica Sullivan (Kate) in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Liam Vincent, Dan Clegg, Danny Scheie, and Nicholas Pelczar in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Slate Holmgren (Petruchio) and Erica Sullivan (Kate) in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Slate Holmgren (Petruchio) and Dan Hiatt (Grumio) in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Danny Scheie (Gremio(, Alexandra Henrikson (Bianca), and Liam Vincent (Hortensio) in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Musical Induction in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Musical Induction in The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Erica Sullivan is Katherine and Slate Holmgren is Petruchio in Shana Cooper ’s production of The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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The Taming of the Shrew
Erica Sullivan is Katherine and Slate Holmgren is Petruchio in Shana Cooper ’s production of The Taming of the Shrew; photo by Kevin Berne.
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Summer Shakespeare Conservatory

VIDEO & AUDIO


The Taming of the Shrew Student Discovery Matinee Video by Kyle Garrett.

Gala

VIDEO & AUDIO



Expanding the Possible:
Darcy Brown-Martin and Joe Stillwater’s 2011 video introducing you to many of the youth and adults touched by Cal Shakes’ educational programs over the years.