Fall Performance – Dear Mr. Shakespeare

Dear Mr. Shakespeare is coming to The Historic Hoover Theatre during the week of September 11-18, 2017.

Devised and directed by Audrey Rumsby, Youth Shakespeare San Jose presents an ensemble piece that features some of Shakespeare’s best-known scenes and speeches, taken from a cross-section of his greatest plays. Featured works include King Lear, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar, Antony & Cleopatra, Richard II, Richard III, Henry IV Part 1, Henry V, King John, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, and Twelfth Night. The action is interspersed with sonnets, songs, and readings of letters written to and from William Shakespeare, all performed by members of the company.

Performance dates and times to be announced.
Tickets on sale in August.

Here Be Witches!  Macbeth  Tonight at 7:00

Nine Witches of Macbeth 201Our nine “weird sisters”:
Emiline Colton, Natania Bevington, Sharon Macauley,
Kerry Pressley, Catherine Hoffman, Maya Khayat,
Jennifer Hoffman, Ava Piazza, Maggie Hoffman

Thanks to everyone for your enthusiastic support of our latest production. If you haven’t seen Macbeth yet, you have just two opportunities left – tonight and tomorrow at 7:00pm. Come to The Historic Hoover Theatre!

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“The weird sisters, hand in hand,
Posters of the sea and land,
Thus do go about, about:
Thrice to thine and thrice to mine
And thrice again, to make up nine.
Peace! the charm’s wound up.” – Macbeth Act 1, Scene 3


Portraits by Robert Claus.

Don’t Miss Macbeth  | Three Shows Left

“What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account? — Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him.” – Act 5, Scene 1

Thanks to your enthusiastic support of our latest production, our opening weekend sold out. Just three performances remain this week, so be sure to buy your tickets today.

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Youth Shakespeare is presenting William Shakespeare’s Macbeth performed March 18-24 at The Historic Hoover Theatre in San Jose. Three remaining performances:

  • Wednesday, March 22nd at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 23rd at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, March 24th at 1 p.m. (for schools; sold out)
  • Friday, March 24th at 7 p.m.

$15 in advance
$20 at the door
Children 7 and under $1

Each performance will run approximately 2 hours, including one intermission.

Please call 408-978-5516 for group pricing


Alyssa and Grace alternate performances as Lady Macbeth.

Macbeth   Opens Tomorrow

Marshall Woodmansee as Macbeth

Marshall Woodmansee as Macbeth

Witches, swordplay, and a murderous tyrant make Macbeth one of Shakespeare’s most engrossing plays. Join us tomorrow for opening night.

Youth Shakespeare San Jose is pleased to present William Shakespeare’s Macbeth performed March 18-24 at The Historic Hoover Theatre in San Jose. Six performances only:

  • Saturday, March 18th at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 19th at 3 p.m. (sold out)
  • Wednesday, March 22nd at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 23rd at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, March 24th at 1 p.m. (school performance; sold out)
  • Friday, March 24th at 7 p.m.

$15 in advance
$20 at the door
Children 7 and under $1

Each performance will run approximately 2 hours, including one intermission.

Please call 408-978-5516 for group pricing

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Meet our youngest cast member

“I like being part of Youth Shakespeare, because it is fun acting, and it is my first time learning about Shakespeare.”

Youngest member of Macbeth cast - Nola Colton

San Jose Youth Shakespeare is a theatre company for young people who are interested in performing full-length productions of Shakespeare’s plays. At 7 years old, Nolan Colton is this show’s youngest cast member. He plays Fleance, Banquo’s son. When not acting, Nolan enjoys playing table tennis and basketball, and going on nature hikes. Our oldest Macbeth players are 18 years old.

Youth Shakespeare is pleased to present William Shakespeare’s Macbeth performed March 18-24 at The Historic Hoover Theatre in San Jose. Six performances only:

  • Saturday, March 18th at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 19th at 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 22nd at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 23rd at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, March 24th at 1 p.m. (school performance; sold out)
  • Friday, March 24th at 7 p.m.

$15 in advance
$20 at the door
Children 7 and under $1

Each performance will run approximately 2 hours, including one intermission.

Please call 408-978-5516 for group pricing

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More about the play

Voting for Best of Silicon Valley

Metro San Jose newspaper survey
 
Time to vote for Best Small Theatre Company in 2017!

The Metro yearly survey closes March 3. Answer at least 25 questions to complete the survey. This is the longest running “best-of” competition in the area:

http://www.metroactive.com/best-of-silicon-valley/

 


Macbeth 2017 avatar by Karen Rips MacauleyMacbeth is playing March 18-24 at The Historic Hoover Theatre. Choose your performance now:

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  • Saturday, March 18th at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 19th at 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 22nd at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 23rd at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, March 24th at 1 p.m. (school performance; SOLD OUT!)
  • Friday, March 24th at 7 p.m.

Tickets On Sale Now   |   Macbeth

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Youth Shakespeare San Jose is pleased to present our full-length production of Macbeth, playing March 18 – 24 at The Historic Hoover Theatre.

“Bring me no more reports; let them fly all:
Till Birnam wood remove to Dunsinane” – Act 5, Scene 3

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  • Saturday, March 18th at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 19th at 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 22nd at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 23rd at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, March 24th at 1 p.m.
    (school performance; contact us for information)
  • Friday, March 24th at 7 p.m.

$15 in advance
$20 at the door
Children 7 and under $1
Please call 408-978-5516 for group pricing

 


San Jose Youth Shakespeare is supported in part by a generous Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose. We are also grateful for grants from Silicon Valley Creates and Links Through Learning. Original fine art linoleum block print created for this production by Karen Rips Macauley.

Macbeth  Artwork

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Youth Shakespeare is fortunate to have Karen Rips Macauley applying her talent to creation of original linoleum block fine art prints for our Macbeth production. For the last five years she has created many Shakespeare prints to support our productions has and … Continue reading