Santa Cruz Shakespeare Announces Opening Nights For Expanded 2024 Summer Festival


 | July 10, 2024

JULY 10, 2024– Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Shakespeare (SCS), a nationally recognized professional repertory theatre company staging imaginative productions for more than a decade, today announced the opening nights for its 2024 Summer Festival productions of Shakespeare’s As You Like It & Hamlet, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. 

All productions will take place July 13 – Sept. 28, 2024, under the trees and stars in the Audrey Stanley Grove (The Grove) at Santa Cruz’s DeLaveaga Park. Ticket prices range from $20 to $70. Tickets available at

As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Opening Night: July 18, 2024, 8 p.m.

Director: Carey Perloff

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Opening Night: July 19, 2024, 8 p.m.

Director: Paul Mullins

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Opening Night: Aug. 2, 2024, 8 p.m.

Director: Susan Dalian

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

Opening Night: September 13, 2024, 8 p.m.

Director: Charles Pasternak

Proof by David Auburn (FRINGE SHOW, an intern production)

Opening Night: Aug. 20, 2024, 7 p.m.

Director: Rebecca Haley Clark


Tickets can be purchased online at or through the

seasonal Box Office, 831-460-6399, open Tuesday through Friday from 12p.m. to 4p.m.

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.

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