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.
‘We’re a theater, not a museum’: As he leaves Cal Shakes, Eric Ting reflects on making the classics relatable
Ting says he’s grateful for the community who “practice their art with a sense of justice at its core.”
The king is a Fillmore District real estate magnate in Cal Shakes’ twist on ‘Lear’
The production, by Oakland’s Marcus Gardley, mirrors Shakespeare’s story, but reimagines it with a 21st-century, modern-verse vocabulary.
Buffoonery, tragedy, live theater: Cal Shakes’ ‘The Winter’s Tale’ is a delight
“The Winter’s Tale” is the California Shakespeare Theater’s first live, in-person performance since October 2019.
Exciting ‘Macbeth’ successfully ends Cal Shakes’ season
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.
Cal Shakes’ glimmering adventure story ‘House of Joy’ explores women’s roles in India’s Mughal empire
The world premiere by emerging playwright Madhuri Shekar is set in a harem during the impending collapse of the storied 17th-century empire.
‘The Good Person of Szechwan’ explores goodness at Cal Shakes
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.