A little belated, but in honor of what we think is the Bard’s 450th Birthday, I thought I would post an updated on my posts from January and September about Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Clearly it hasn’t been a priority, but I was incredibly excited to hear that the organization has met its goals and will be offering a 2014 season.
The new Santa Cruz Shakespeare, will be offering As You Like It and The Merry Wives of Windsor this July, under the leadership of the new co-Artistic Director Mike Ryan. For those familiar with Shakespeare Santa Cruz productions, Mike Ryan has long been a favorite actor and community participant.
While I am thrilled that amazing outdoor Shakespeare performances will continue in Santa Cruz, I will admit that this is tempered with a bit of wistfulness. I will not be in the United States this year to watch any Shakespeare performance. Perhaps, I’ll just have to return to England and catch a play at the Globe.