The Central Coast Shakespeare Festival is committed to providing you with a safe and joyful live theatre experience this summer.
We are carefully planning a return to outdoor performances in mid August – and will employ all public health guidelines, safety standards and recommended protocols to protect audience and artists alike.
Please know that your words of support and generous donations have sustained us through this time and are very much appreciated. It is you, patrons of the art of live theatre, who make it possible to bring these timeless stories to life for everyone to enjoy.
Let's celebrate together our emergence from this long intermission and spend a beautiful evening, with a delicious picnic and bottle of Filipponi Ranch wine.
Summer Season 2021 Announcement: June 15.
Tickets on sale: June 15.
Come and join us for a return to Shakespeare Under the Stars. The world has changed since last we met, but, for summer season 2021, you can still count on...
Favorite actors from seasons past
a beautiful (if chilly) Central Coast evening
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!
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