Santa Cruz Shakespeare Opens 2022 Summer Festival This Weekend


 | July 11, 2022

July 15th World Premiere of The Formula By Santa Cruz Playwright Kathryn Chetkovich Includes Nationally Recognized Actor Dion Graham 

SANTA CRUZ, CA–Santa Cruz Shakespeare (SCS), an inspired professional theatre company with deep local roots that go back more than 40 years, today announced its summer season of live, outdoor performances, opens this weekend with the exciting World Premiere of The Formula, inspired by William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, written by Kathryn Chetkovich, directed by Ellen Maguire, a co-production with Blissfield.

Also opening this weekend is Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, directed by Paul Mullins.  Opening Night of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, directed by Miriam Laube, will be July 28.

SCS’s summer festival runs through Aug. 28 in the Audrey Stanley Grove in DeLaveaga Park. For tickets, visit or call the Box Office at (831) 460-6399.


  • The Formula, by Kathryn Chetkovich, directed by Ellen Maguire, co-production with Blissfield 
  • Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, directed by Paul Mullins
  • The Tempest, by William Shakespeare, directed by Miriam Laube
  • The Fringe Show
  • Staged Reading Series

Learn more about SCS’s Summer Festival at


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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