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Santa Cruz Shakespeare: King Lear by William Shakespeare

July 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join Santa Cruz Shakespeare in its beautiful outdoor theater under the trees in The Audrey Stanley Grove at DeLaveaga Park in Santa Cruz for its 2023 Summer Festival and its 10th anniversary of thrilling and imaginative theater.

This year’s production of King Lear will explore how the craving for power can shatter both kingdoms and families. King Lear paints a chilling picture of the plight of humanity in an indifferent universe and charts a monarch’s disturbing descent into madness. Featuring some of the most powerful and harrowing verse that Shakespeare wrote at the height of his powers, this powerful tale will star former Shakespeare Santa Cruz artistic director and Royal Shakespeare Company actor Paul Whitworth in a not-to-be-missed tour de force performance.

Performances of Shakespeare’s King Lear, directed by Paul Mullins, will take place from July through August. Other productions in Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s 2023 Summer Festival include Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, and The Book of Will by Lauren Gunderson. Learn more at santacruzshakespeare.org.

Tickets on Sale May 1, 2023. Don’t miss what is sure to be a memorable and delightful experience in one of Santa Cruz’s most majestic settings!


Audrey Stanley Grove in DeLaveaga Park
501 Upper Park Rd
Santa Cruz, 95065
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