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Santa Cruz Shakespeare Summer Festival: The Book of Will

July 8, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - January 11, 2077 @ 4:00 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 the production of Lauren Gunderson’s The Book of Will. A play that tells the funny and moving story of the two actors who worked to preserve Shakespeare’s legacy with the creation of the First Folio (the first published collection of Shakespeare’s plays), it is a love letter to William Shakespeare and his plays. 2023 will mark the 400th anniversary of the printing of the First Folio.

Mike Ryan, SCS’s outgoing artistic director, and Charles Pasternak, incoming artistic director, will play the roles of Heminges and Condell, the men who collected Shakespeare’s texts.

Directed by Laura Gordon, performances of The Book of Will by Lauren Gunderson, will take place July 8 through August 27. Tickets on sale May 1, 2023.

Don’t miss this memorable and delightful experience in one of Santa Cruz’s most majestic settings!

Other productions in Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s 2023 Summer Festival include Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, and King Lear. Learn more at santacruzshakespeare.org.


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