“Eric Ting’s production leans into Shakespeare’s weirdness with uncommon commitment and imagination.”

“Cal Shakes returns with a wildly relevant take ‘Winter’s Tale'”

— Karen d'Souza, The Mercury News

“A Delight!”

— Enily S. Mendel, Berkeleyside


“Watching ‘The Winter’s Tale’ at Cal Shakes feels like witnessing two prodigious trapeze artists pull off a miraculous balancing act.”

— Jordan Freed, Theatrius

from the play by William Shakespeare
adapted by Eric Ting & Philippa Kelly
Extended through October 2!

The Winter's Tale

After a long year, Cal Shakes welcomes audiences back to the Bruns with a sparkling new adaptation of The Winter’s Tale—Shakespeare’s exquisite reflection of our current moment. A story split between tragedy and comedy, between loss and healing, it’s the hope we need.

Join us for a winter’s tale that winds an extraordinary path from rage to redemption, resurrection to reconciliation, in a love letter to the live theater. We’ve missed you. Welcome back.


RUN TIME: Approx. 2 hours 30 minutes

TICKETS: Sliding Scale $5-$20

ACCESSIBILITY: Captions will be available.

GROVE TALKS:  A recorded version of  Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly’s Grove Talk will be sent to you via email. 

STREAMING LINK: You will receive a separate email at 5 pm PST after your purchase with the streaming link and password. It will be available to watch anytime between December 13-19. We recommend starting your viewing by 7 pm PST on December 19 to ensure you are able to see the entire production.

Those who purchase before 12/13 will receive the link when the stream premieres on 12/13.


Streaming December 13-19!

The Winter’s Tale
adapted by Eric Ting & Philippa Kelly
from the play by William Shakespeare directed by Eric Ting

Back by popular demand!  Enjoy this sparkling new adaptation of The Winter’s Tale from the comfort of your own home!

The Winter’s Tale is Shakespeare’s exquisite reflection of our current moment. A story split between tragedy and comedy, between loss and healing, it’s the hope we need. 

Have questions about the stream? Check out our FAQ.

Educators: Bring The Winter’s Tale to your classroom with a tailored curriculum adjusted to fit you and your students’ needs. Email learn@calshakes.org to learn more. 

RUN TIME: Approx. 2 hours 30 minutes including intermission 

GROVE TALKS: 45 mins pre-show in the Grove Talk Grove

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS:  Proof of vaccination or negative PCR test and ID required. Masks are required when not eating or drinking.

GROUNDS: Open 2 hours before the show; the cafe is serving food and drinks.

BART SHUTTLE: Running 2 hours before the show to and from Orinda BART; look for a maroon van or the Cal Shakes Shuttle.

DRESS: check the weather before you go! It gets very cold at night

Streaming December 13-19!

The Winter’s Tale
adapted by Eric Ting & Philippa Kelly
from the play by William Shakespeare directed by Eric Ting

After a long year, Cal Shakes welcomes audiences back to the Bruns with a sparkling new adaptation of The Winter’s Tale—Shakespeare’s exquisite reflection of our current moment. A story split between tragedy and comedy, between loss and healing, it’s the hope we need. 

Proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test result is required to attend.
Read about all our COVID-19 Protocols before you attend.

Learn more about our 2021 Season of Shared Light.
2021 FAQ


Regina Morones

Regina is a native Bay Area actor, singer, educator, a resident artist at the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, and a company member at the Oakland Theater Project. She is thrilled to make her Cal Shakes debut. Bay Area credits include Retablos (Word For Word SF), Utopia (Cutting Ball Theater), As You Like It (SF Shakespeare Festival), and Women Laughing Alone With Salad (Shotgun Players). Regina has a BA in Theatre Arts from Clark Atlanta University and an MFA in Acting from the University of Iowa. www.reginamorones.com (she/her)

Cathleen Riddley

Cathleen is thrilled to be making her Cal Shakes debut! She is an award-winning Bay Area actor who has performed at SF Playhouse, ACT, TheatreWorks, Marin Shakes, and Shotgun Players, to name just a few. She is an alumna of The Juilliard School, a certified ASL Interpreter, and has an MA from UPenn. Cathleen is proud to be a member of Making Good Trouble, a cohort of theatre artists in partnership with Beatrice Thomas and Authentic Arts & Media, whose goal is to empower Bay Area artists and staff to become anti-racism trainers to support deep change within each organization and the Bay Area community at large. Black Lives Matter. (she/her)

Victor Talmadge

Victor was last seen Cal Shakes in 2019's The Good Person of Szechwan and 2018’s Everybody. Other Bay Area venues include: Berkeley Rep, ACT, Center Rep, Theater Works, Aurora Theatre, SF Playhouse, Magic Theatre, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, and Z Space. Broadway: World Premiere of David Mamet’s November. The King in the Broadway National tour of The King and I and was seen as Scar in the Los Angeles production of The Lion King. He is currently Professor of Practice and Director of Theater Studies, Mills College. (he/his)

dane troy

dane hails from Atlanta and is a graduate of The University of Georgia's professional theatre program. He studied improv/sketch comedy in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, North Carolina and the Bay Area. dane is grateful to the entire Cal Shakes family for this opportunity. He sends lots of love to his family & his fiancée Paige. (he/him)


Eric Ting

(Director) Eric is an Obie Award-winning director and Cal Shakes' Artistic Director. Cal Shakes credits include: The Good Person of Szechwan, black odyssey, The War of the Roses and Othello. Other Recent credits include The 1491s' Between Two Knees (world prem, OSF), Gloria (ACT), An Octoroon (Berkeley Rep), and Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower: The Opera adapted by Toshi Reagon (International Tour). Upcoming: Bina’s Six Apples by Lloyd Suh (world prem, CTC / Alliance); Between Two Knees (Yale Rep). (he/they)

Tanya Orellana

(Scenic Designer) Originally from San Francisco’s Mission District, Tanya has been a core member of Campo Santo since 2008. Her design collaborations include The Industry’s Sweet Land, the Mexico premiere of Angels in America, and the world premiere of The Heath (Merrimack Repertory Theatre). She holds a MFA in Scenic Design from Calarts and is the 2016 recipient of the Princess Grace Fabergé Theatre Award. She is a member of WingSpace Theatrical Design and an organizing member of La Gente: The Latinx Theatre Design Network. (she/her)

Ulises Alcala

(Costume Design) Previous Cal Shakes credits include: Quixote Nuevo, The Good Person of Szechwan. Other recent credits: Oedipus, el Rey (Magic Theatre); Actually, Bull in a China Shop (Aurora Theatre); Sweat (ACT); White (Shotgun Players); The Abduction from the Seraglio (Opera San Jose); The Merry Wives of Windsor (OSF); Don Pasquale (San Francisco Opera Center), Don Giovanni (San Francisco Conservatory of Music); The Winter’s Tale (Santa Cruz Shakespeare). Upcoming: Dido and Aeneas (Opera San Jose). Ulises is a professor of design at California State University, East Bay. (he/him)

Wen-Ling Liao

(Lighting Designer) Previous Cal Shakes credits: Quixote Nuevo, House of Joy. Other selected credits include: 44th Humana Festival (Actors Theater of Louisville); Gloria, Vietgone (ACT); The Catastrophist, The Who and The What, The Wickhams Christmas at Pemberley, I and You (Marin Theater Company); White Pearl (Studio Theater); Barbecue, King of the Yees, Significant Other, Dance Nation (San Francisco Playhouse); The Chinese Lady, Oedipus El Rey, Reel to Reel, The Resting Place (Magic Theater). MFA from UC San Diego and BA from National Taiwan University. wenlingliao.com (she/her)

Michael Kelly

(Sound Designer) Michael is a multidisciplinary artist, who has worked in the Bay, Brooklyn, Tokyo, and Sorrento, Italy. He's been Cal Shakes' Audio Supervisor since 2017, and works as an audio engineer at Berkeley Rep. Past projects include: plugging in cables at Shotgun Players, Magic Theatre; mixing musicals for St Mary’s College and Youth Musical Theater Company; designing projections and sound for Contra Costa Civic Theatre, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Ferocious Lotus, Town Hall, PlayGround, Quantum Dragon; and winning awards and grants from Theatre Bay Area and Crowded Fire. In 2020 he began DJing records online: twitch.tv/spy_hapa. (he/him)

Philippa Kelly

(Resident Dramaturg) Philippa has been awarded fellowships from the Fulbright, Rockefeller, and Walter and Eliza Hall foundations. A Bly Creative Capacity Award from the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas enabled her, with co-recipient Amrita Ramanan, to complete Diversity, Inclusion, and Representation in Contemporary Dramaturgy: Case Studies from the Field (Routledge, 2020). She also received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant in 2020 to support her work with Cal Shakes. Her Arden book, The King and I, illuminates King Lear through the lens of Australia’s history of outcasting. (she/her)

Kendra Kimbrough Barnes

(Movement Choreographer) Kendra is a Bay Area native, Contemporary & African Diasporic dancer, choreographer, instructor. Cal Shakes credits; black odyssey (finalist for TBA’s Best Choreography Award). As Choreographer for the African-American Shakespeare Company she received a Broadway World award for best choreography and TBA Finalist for Outstanding Ensemble of a Play (For Colored Girls). She is founder of K*STAR*PRODUCTIONS and the Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble (KKDE), & co-presenter of the Black Choreographers Festival: Here & Now. She currently teaches dance at UC Berkeley and is an Adjunct Professor at St. Mary’s College of CA’s LEAP Program. (she/her)

Cheryle Honerlah

(Stage Manager) Cheryle is joining Cal Shakes for her eighth season, where she has stage managed Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, black odyssey, Quixote Nuevo and The Glass Menagerie. Previously, shewas Production Assistant on A Raisin in the Sun, Twelfth Night, and Othello, and was a Cal Shakes' Intern in 2013. Other credits include ACT, TheatreWorks, Shotgun Players, Douglas Morrisson, and African-American Shakespeare Company. BA in Technical Theatre: CSU East Bay; AEA. (she/her)

Lisa Anne Porter

(Vocal/Text Coach) Lisa last worked at Cal Shakes as the dialect coach for black odyssey and performed in Twelfth Night. She is the Head of Acting and Dialects at the ACT as well as the Co-Head of Voice and Dialects for SF production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. She has served on the faculties of Syracuse University, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Shakespeare & Company, The Tepper Center, Naropa University, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. She has an MFA in Acting from ACT and a BA in Theater and American Studies from Wesleyan University. She is a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher, and has a Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Training from Cornell University. (she/her)

Michaela Byrne

(Assistant Stage Manager) Michaela s delighted to be joining CalShakes after years of admiration. Recent SM credits include: Free for All, La Ronde and Mineola Twins (Cutting Ball Theater); Universal Robots (Quantum Dragon Theate); Gangster Lover (Magic Theatre); The touring production of In and Out of the Shadows (San Franscisco Youth Theatre). She has a BFA in Directing from the University of Michigan. (she/her)

Dave Maier

(Resident Fight Director) Dave is in his 16th season at Cal Shakes, winning the TBA Award for Outstanding Fight Choreography for Quixote Nuevo. Bay Area credits include: SF Opera, ACT, Berkeley Rep, Berkeley Playhouse, Center Rep, Marin Theatre Co., Magic Theatre, SF Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Shotgun Players, and Oakland Theatre Project. Dave is a Master Fight Director and Senior Instructor with Dueling Arts International, and has taught combat related courses at Stanford, UC Santa Cruz, St. Mary’s College of California, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Studio ACT, Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, and national workshops for Dueling Arts International. (he/him)

Phil Wong

(Music Director) Phil is a multi-hyphenate artist from Oakland, CA aka xučyun (unceded Chochenyo Ohlone land). He was last seen at The Bruns in The Good Person of Szechwan, but has since collaborated with Cal Shakes on a digital staged reading of Ellen McLaughlin's The Oresteia and Mystery Shakespeare Theatre 1592. He is a co-founder of Bay Area Theatre Cypher, a collective of artists and activists who live at the crossfader of Theatre and Hip Hop. Phil has been active in the Bay Area arts community since he was very young and is working to make his art more conscious, empathetic, relevant, and revolutionary. IG: @phillywongsteak @bayareatheatrecypher (he/him)


presenting partners

Production partner

season underwriters

Osher Foundation

Student Discovery Underwriters

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This production is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
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