It is with heavy hearts that we write to let you know we are cancelling our 2020 season due to the global health crisis we are all weathering. In this strange, out-of-joint time, we hope you are all safe and well, taking care of yourself and washing your hands like Lady Macbeth. In the meantime... 

Can one desire too much of a good thing?

Till we meet again - a brief celebration of the beloved character Malvolio from Twelfth Night, featuring not one, not two, not even three, but four, count 'em, four Malvolios for your viewing pleasure.
A  Malvolio Quartet.

A Bit of the Bard

A brief greeting from some of our Shakespeare Festival family - from their living rooms to yours! 

The Central Coast Shakespeare Festival thanks our 2019 Season Sponsors: 

"I can no other answer make but thanks,
And thanks; and ever thanks;"

              Twelfth Night III.3

It is poignant and prophetic that we were going to produce Love’s Labour’s Lost this summer, which ends with the Princess of France saying to her lover Berowne that they must hold off for a year before they meet again. 


Princess: . . .Go with speed
To some forlorn and naked hermitage,
Remote from all the pleasures of the world;
There stay until the twelve celestial signs
Have brought about the annual reckoning.
If this austere insociable life
Change not your offer made in heat of blood;
If frosts and fasts, hard lodging and thin weeds
Nip not the gaudy blossoms of your love,
But that it bear this trial and last love;
Then, at the expiration of the year,
Come challenge me, challenge me by these deserts,
And, by this virgin palm now kissing thine
I will be thine. . .

The Central Coast Shakespeare Festival, our labor of love, will not be lost. We plan to resume our commitment to providing professional, entertaining productions of Shakespeare’s work as well as other classical stories. We believe in the beauty of theatre and its power to change lives. We believe that work is love made visible. And we look forward to 2021 when we can once again join with you in making theatre together in a beautiful outdoor setting, sharing timeless stories resplendent with dance, song, sword fights, pies in the face, and, oh yes, spit takes.

Thanks, thanks, and ever thanks. 

- All of us at The Central Coast Shakespeare Festival

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