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Meet our Earl of Kent: Aldo Billingslea

During the run of King Lear (Sep. 16–Oct. 11) we will be posting interviews with the cast to help our audiences get to know the men and women behind some of Shakespeare’s most tragic characters. What was the first role they ever … Continue reading

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Meet our Cordelia (who also plays the Fool): Kjerstine Rose Anderson

During the run of King Lear (Sep. 16–Oct. 11) we will be posting interviews with the cast to help our audiences get to know the men and women behind some of Shakespeare’s most tragic characters. What was the first role they ever … Continue reading

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Ask Philippa! Lear Stories Edition

  King Lear is about an elderly king who makes a fatal, capricious decision that wreaks havoc on his country. But it is his family that is the focus of this play—his blood relatives and their husbands and servants, as … Continue reading

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Announcing our 2016 Season!

James Earl Jones and Mary Alice in the 1985 world premiere of Fences at Yale Rep. 2016 at Cal Shakes will be filled with sharp wit, “will they or won’t they” couples, tragic heroes, Pulitzer Prize-winning writers, New York Times-heralded … Continue reading

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Meet our King Lear: Anthony Heald

  During the run of King Lear (Sep. 16–Oct. 11) we will be posting interviews with the cast to help our audiences get to know the men and women behind some of Shakespeare’s most tragic characters. What was the first role they … Continue reading

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Coming Next: King Lear starring Anthony Heald

Capes are being fitted, swords ordered, and “blood meetings” are taking place. That can only mean one thing: Rehearsals for King Lear,  directed by Amanda Dehnert—the creative force behind our 2011 production of The Verona Project—are in full swing. Making his Cal … Continue reading

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Listen to an Original Song from our Upcoming Tour of The Tempest

  Building on the success of last year’s All the Bay’s a stage tour of Twelfth Night, we’re increasing the impact of this year’s tour of The Tempest, even further, by inviting community partners to collaborate. Over the summer, students from the … Continue reading

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Artist-Investigator Elizabeth Gjelten on Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing

As part of our ongoing series about the Triangle Lab Artist-Investigator program, we have asked our AI’s to write about their projects. Here, our Artist-Investigator Elizabeth Gjelten gives a look inside her work with the Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing … Continue reading

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I AM NOT WHAT I AM: Dressing in drag turns gender roles upside down in the theater— and beyond.

This article appears in the program for The Mystery of Irma Vep.   By Keith Spencer Most of us have, at some point in our lives, tried on clothes of the opposite gender. For many of us it happens in … Continue reading

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Introducing our New Artistic Director Eric Ting

It is with great excitement that we announce our new Artistic Director Eric Ting. He comes to Cal Shakes after spending 11 years with the Long Wharf Theatre, eight of which were as the company’s Associate Artistic Director.  He is … Continue reading

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