Tag Archives: “Danny Scheie”

Cal Shakes at the Theatre Bay Area 2014 Awards

It was a wonderful 40th Anniversary surprise to wake up on Tuesday and find that shows from Cal Shakes’ 2014 Season had received accolades at the Theatre Bay Area Awards, held Monday night in San Francisco. While 3 of our … Continue reading

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The Understudy Diaries

If you attended a Cal Shakes show this past weekend, you may have seen my face—on our stage. I’m the understudy for Movement Director and actress Erika Chong Shuch, a powerhouse of a woman, and I wound up being called … Continue reading

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The Comedy of Errors Production Spotlight: Assistant Director Leah Gardner

By Aliya Charney The Comedy of Errors Assistant Director, Leah Gardner, found herself at Cal Shakes this season through none other than our very own Danny Scheie (Dromio of Ephesus and Syracuse) and Patty Gallagher (Merchant, Officer, Courtesan, Abbess). At … Continue reading

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Ask Philippa: “Comedy of Errors” Edition

Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg for Cal Shakes, invites your questions about The Comedy of Errors, which runs June 25–July 20. Tickets on sale now. The Comedy of Errors, one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, is a beautiful, festive comic treat about … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Settings

By Tess Brumwell-Gaze With only a modest Stratford upbringing, Shakespeare’s knowledge of foreign cultures is an intriguing aspect of his works. Plays ensue with backdrops of rural Italy and monarchical Denmark, but very rarely Shakespeare’s English home ground. Whether this … Continue reading

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Inside the Rehearsal Hall for “The Comedy of Errors”

“The play’s the thing.” —Hamlet, Act II, Scene II Hello! This is dramaturgy intern Aliya Charney blogging from inside the rehearsal room for Cal Shakes’ upcoming production of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, directed by Aaron Posner. We started off … Continue reading

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Joan Mankin blogs from the set of SHREW

By Associate Artist Joan Mankin I’m so happy to be back working at the Bruns! I missed last summer, so being in the gorgeous new green room and dressing rooms is wonderful. To say nothing of being able to work … Continue reading

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There is such a thing as free brunch

Out of curiosity last October, Susie Falk (then Cal Shakes Marketing Director, now Managing Director) ran a report to find out how many of our subscribers have been with us for 10 or more consecutive years. The result was pretty … Continue reading

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Zing!

An excerpt from today’s Student Discovery Matinee Performance: At the post-show Q&A, some students asked if it was hard to remember all those lines. Danny Scheie (seen at left with Dana Green) jumped in and said, “Alex (Morf, who plays … Continue reading

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Gloriously funny, magnificent—the usual.

Yesterday, the New York Times ran a review of the the 11th annual Pacific Playwrights Festival in Costa Mesa, CA. The article winds up with an enthusiastic, four-paragraph mention of You, Nero, a play by Amy Freed (who wrote Restoration … Continue reading

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