Each summer, gifted, world-class talent is presented to theatre-goers attending the annual Shakespeare Santa Cruz festival. The 29th anniversary season of the year 2010 is no exception. Shakespeare’s Love’s Labor’s Lost and Othello will play under the redwoods in the natural splendor of the Glen.
On the Mainstage indoor theatre, artistic director Marco Barricelli stars as King Henry II in James Goldman’s The Lion in Winter. Barricelli is performing in his first show since becoming director in 2008, in a role he has been yearning to play for a long while.
Patrons may purchase food, wine and other beverages in the box office area
Part of the unique experience is an opportunity to enjoy a picnic lunch and a bottle of local wine in the beautiful outdoor setting of the Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen.
Wines are offered one hour before performances and during intermission. Through an ongoing relationship with Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Ricardo Contreras of Rosie McCann’s Pub and Restaurant has put together a list of nine varieties of locally produced wines available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Glass prices range from $4 to $9.
Merlot and Zinfandel
Torrontes – white table wine
River Run Vintners
Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard
Silver Mountain Vineyard
Pinot Noir – Santa Cruz grown
Cancion del mar (blend of Viognier, Torrontes, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc
Food catered by Gigi’s Bakery and Café of Santa Cruz
Gigi’s is proud to participate in one of Santa Cruz’s most renowned cultural events. They invite play-goers to enjoy dinner and snacks in the indoor MainStage Theater area.
Their mission is simple: no instant anything.
Partial menu for Shakespeare Santa Cruz
Sandwiches – $8.00
Salads – Green, Cobb, Caesar, Fruit or Harvest – $6. to $10.00
Indian, Mexican and Asian selections – $5 to 7.50
Ala carte soups, fruit, potato chips, drinks, dessert – $1.50 to $5.50
BBQ – Weekend performances only – Tri tip or chicken breast sandwich – $8.50, sausage sandwich – $6.50
Note: The Food Court at Shakespeare Santa Cruz opens 1-1/2 hours prior to each performance and remains open through the intermission.
By June Smith