California Shakespeare Theater Announces Season of Shared Light

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(Courtesy of California Shakespeare Theater)
Cal Shakes Artistic Director Eric Ting and Managing Director Sarah Williams announce the company’s 2021 Season of Shared Light, where Cal Shakes will produce one play and allow other artists to use the space as well.

    While the Bruns Memorial Amphitheater stage has remained empty for the past year, the reduced staff at Orinda’s Cal Shakes has busied itself offering creative online events and thinking long and hard about its future.
    “Over the past 10 months, we’ve done a lot of reflection about how to respond to the pandemic and movement for racial equity with compassion and humility,” said Artistic Director Eric Ting. “How might we seek to share resources rather than amass them, to cultivate relationships rather than transact them?”
    The answer Ting and his staff decided upon resulted in Cal Shakes’ 2021 Season of Shared Light. The company will produce one play, Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, and share its space throughout the summer with several local arts organizations and community groups such as Destiny Arts, Bandaloop and West Edge Opera. They will also continue offering online programming including “Shakespeare In-Depth” with Philippa Kelly.
    “We’ll announce specific dates and ticket information once we have clarity about social distancing guidelines, capacity limitations and safety protocols for artists and audiences alike,” Ting said.
    For more information on how the summer season is shaping up and current online viewing opportunities, go to www.calshakes.org.

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