Shakespeare to Go has been taking Shakespeare on the road since 1984, with a mission to connect with local youth and give back to the community. A Shakespeare to Go team—comprised of a faculty director and student actors, designers, stage managers, assistant directors, and dramaturgs from UC Santa Cruz—work innovatively to bring a Shakespeare play to life by making it relevant to younger audiences. While the new script is shortened, the richness of Shakespeare’s language always remains.
Each year, a UCSC Theater Arts faculty member creates a 50-minute adaptation of a Shakespeare play, and assembles a cast comprised of UCSC students. This year (Spring 2019), Shakespeare to Go will be performing the Tempest, adapted and directed by UCSC Theater Arts faculty member Patty Gallagher.
This is an opportunity to experience live theater up close in the lovely Boulder Creek Library Amphitheater. The cast will remain after the performance to answer audience questions.