Celebrating 25 years of Shakespeare in Santa CruzJuly 10, 2006
The following is an article from the Santa Cruz Sentinel, to visit the Santa Cruz Sentinel web site, click here.By WALLACE BAINE SENTINEL STAFF WRITER With 25 years of history behind it, Shakespeare Santa Cruz has accumulated a lot of stuff. And, now, at the quarter-century mark, its time to see whats been hanging in the closet. Both the Museum of Art & History in Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz County Bank are featuring exhibits of memorabilia to coincide with SSCs 25th anniversary season. At the Santa Cruz County Bank on Soquel Avenue, curator Michelle Stephenson has gathered many of the memorable costumes designed by SSCs beloved costume designer B. Modern in an exhibit called Exits & Entrances. Also part of the exhibit are props, stage scenery and historical photos of SSC plays dating back to the companys beginning. The paraphrenalia is being displayed in the interior of the banks main branch. An opening reception for the exhibit will take place Wednesday, July 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit is expected to be up until Oct. 31. Meanwhile, at the Museum, curator Karen Kroslowitz is putting together an exhibition titled A Most Rare Vision: Shakespeare Santa Cruz, the First 25 Years, which is slated to open on July 29. The Museum show is designed to illustrate the process of theater from planning to rehearsals to production. Collecting insights from directors, actors, set designers, costume designers and composers, the Rare Vision exhibit will also feature many artifacts from Shakespeare Santa Cruzs history, as well as historical displays meant to illustrate William Shakespeares life and work, and his influence on todays culture. Throughout the summer, the Museum is also planning to host panel discussions, lectures, workshops, artist talks and tours, as well as a weeklong summer camp for kids and kids workshops on the craft of theater. Shakespeare Santa Cruzs 25th season opens July 19 on the campus of UC Santa Cruz. Featured this year will be Shakespeares King Lear and As You Like It and George Bernard Shaws Pygmalion. Contact Wallace Baine at email@example.com.