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The Quintessential Outsider: Thoughts on Othello

By Artistic Director Eric Ting Since taking over as Artistic Director of Cal Shakes, I’ve been traveling a lot. My wife and new baby are still in Brooklyn, so, racking up lots of miles. But this is strangely about a … Continue reading

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Tickets on Sale for Cal Shakes Gala

“O Brave New World, That has such people in’t!” – William Shakespeare, The Tempest With the arrival of our new Artistic Director Eric Ting coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the Bruns, we have a lot to celebrate! Make plans … Continue reading

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Seeing’s Believing!

by Philippa Kelly How can we know our minds when appearances keep on changing? And how can we judge appearances when our minds keep on changing? How we speak is as unreliable as what and how we see. This is … Continue reading

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Artistic Director Eric Ting announces Othello as the fourth show of our 2016 Season!

By Eric Ting Change is in the air. I certainly felt it, walking into the Cal Shakes’ offices for the first time as Artistic Director. I’ve felt it with each new patron I’ve met; all of you filled with a … Continue reading

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A Trip Down Memory Lane: Our 2015 Season in Review

It’s that time of year again: time to collect and reflect. We here at Cal Shakes like to do that in slideshow form. Here are some of the wonderfully dramatic, down-right hilarious, and transcendingly beautiful moments  from this past year including a swaggeringly … Continue reading

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Ask Philippa: The Tempest edition

Power and authority, betrayal, injustice, what it means to be a parent, what it means to love and to relinquish: These are some of the themes threading through Shakespeare’s late masterpiece, The Tempest. Come see our All the Bay’s a … Continue reading

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Our 2015 Bucket Brigade Raises More than $85,000!

If you’ve been to a Cal Shakes production, you know that audience members reach into their pockets at the end of each show and donate what they can to the Bucket Brigade. This year, our Bucket Brigade had record-setting results, … Continue reading

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Get to Know our new Artistic Director Eric Ting

From cold sesame noodles to The Taming of the Shrew Eric Ting talks about what he loves, what he’s intrigued by, and what he’s most looking forward to when he arrives in the Bay Area. Where are you from? I was … Continue reading

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