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“As good as the old Vic or Broadway”

Shakespeare Santa Cruz
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Owner description: Shakespeare Santa Cruz is a professional theatre company in residence at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Founded in 1981, SSC presents a season of Shakespeare and non-Shakespeare plays each summer, as well as a family musical each November and December. SSC is perfect entertainment for the whole family, and welcomes groups of all sizes!
Reviewed July 14, 2012

We have gone to all the plays for 26 years. Naturally some plays are better than others. However, the acting and creativity is always great.

We would urge everyone to go. Live theatre is struggling considering all the t.v. and movies. It is a unique experience and we are so lucky in Santa Cruz to have such sterling performances.

We make a point to go to a show early in the month because on many occasions, the play is so good, we go a second time.

The settings are spectacular, both outside in the Redwoods and inside, as good as it gets.

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Reviewed July 8, 2012

Bring a delicious picnic including your favorite bottle of wine. Sit amongst the redwoods and be entertained by a the no less than excellent perfomances of your favorite Shakespeare.
Great for couples and friends, leave the kids home on this ride.

Thank April Y
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

A real treat to see Shakespeare in the Festival Glen, setting is Redwood grove on the campus, and the atmosphere is great for some of the bard's plays in particular.

Thank halrhp
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Reviewed March 10, 2012

There is something wonderful about gathering in a redwood grove with friends and strangers to watch delightful productions of Shakespeare. Bring your seat cushions, blankets, and some fun snacks and beverages, or spend some money at the snack bar. What ever you choose, kick back and enjoy the show.

Thank Beachmomma831
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Reviewed February 10, 2012

I love Shakespeare Santa Cruz. It's Shakespeare with a twist. A fun twist. Just like Santa Cruz is an unique place, Shakespeare Santa Cruz is unique. You have to see a play in the grove. There is nothing like being outside, under the stars and huge redwood trees, munching on a picnic your brought with you. Definitely a "must do"

Thank santacruztravelgirl
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