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.
Thank you for coming to Macbeth in March! All of our Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances sold out. Full houses bring out the best performances with witches, swords, and words! Watch for news about Spring and Summer performances. We present … Continue reading →
Our 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!
“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
“I like being part of Youth Shakespeare, because it is fun acting, and it is my first time learning about Shakespeare.”
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.
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 →