Amid declining ticket sales and donations, the theater is shifting its business model to rely more on renting out Bruns Amphitheatre, which a survey shows is valued more highly than the plays the company produces.
Ting says he’s grateful for the community who “practice their art with a sense of justice at its core.”
The production, by Oakland’s Marcus Gardley, mirrors Shakespeare’s story, but reimagines it with a 21st-century, modern-verse vocabulary.
“The Winter’s Tale” is the California Shakespeare Theater’s first live, in-person performance since October 2019.
In this production under the stars of “the Scottish play” the sword action is exciting, the witches are scary and there is enough blood shed to reinforce the theatrically of the work.
The world premiere by emerging playwright Madhuri Shekar is set in a harem during the impending collapse of the storied 17th-century empire.
What does it mean to be good? How can good people manage in this world? These weighty questions are entertainingly and breezily explored in Cal Shakes’ diverting and charming production.