Santa Cruz Shakespeare: RII

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About Santa Cruz Shakespeare: RII


The story that sets England’s Wars of the Roses in motion, Jessica Kubzansky’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard II tells the story of that king’s ill-fated reign using just three actors. What is our responsibility when a bad leader rightfully occupies the throne? This exploration of divine right, capricious leadership and bloody insurrection is packed with contemporary political relevance. A critic’s choice pick when it premiered at the Boston Court theatre in Los Angeles, Charles McNulty, critic for the LA Times, called the play a “feat of ingenious stagecraft.”

Venue, Streaming and Ticket Information:

Santa Cruz Shakespeare performances take place in The Audrey Stanley Grove (The Grove) at Upper DeLaveaga Park in Santa Cruz.

With a “safety first” mantra, Santa Cruz Shakespeare has implemented numerous COVID safety protocols for its 2021 Season, including a revised seating layout that ensures adequate space and comfort for patrons.

About Santa Cruz Shakespeare:

Featuring professional actors from around the country and inspired by deep local roots that go back more than 40 years, Santa Cruz Shakespeare stages bold productions of the plays of Shakespeare and other great playwrights that stimulate audiences’ senses and spark their imagination. For more information about SCS, visit, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Due to limited capacity at the venue, people are encouraged to purchase tickets early.
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