Whole Foods 5% Day and Facebook “Like” Event

Whole Foods 5% Day

Whole Foods 5% Day | December 19th

The Blossom Hill Whole Foods has generously offered to donate 5% of all its proceeds on December 19th to San Jose Youth Shakespeare.

Please mark your calendars and join us there on Wednesday December 19th! This is a terrific opportunity for you to support this wonderful youth organization and do your Christmas grocery shopping at the same time. Remember – this is the Blossom Hill location only. Don’t forget to stop by our information table to say hello!

Whole Foods Facebook “Like” Event

Addtionally, Whole Foods Market Blossom Hill is donating $1 to San Jose Youth Shakespeare for every new “LIKE” they receive on their Facebook Page from December 12th thru December 19. Please help in raising these much needed funds simply click the icon below to go to the Whole Foods Facebook Page:

Whole Foods Facebook

…then,“Like” the page. It’s that easy!

Our goal is to raise a minimum of $1000, so we need 1000 “LIKES”. Share the Facebook link with your friends and family as well!

Thank you for your support!

San Jose Youth Shakespeare

San Jose Renaissance Faire


San Jose Youth Shakespeare at the San Jose
Renaissance Faire – a match made in heaven.  The Faire was held shortly before our production of Macbeth, giving our performers the chance to draw swords, duel, and die dramatically along with the best of them.  Performing on one of three outdoor stages, the witches were on hand to add their spooky touch, and we even brought along musicians to set the mood with lute duets performed on guitar.  As they wandered the Faire after performing, several of our actors encountered the Bard himself at Elizabeth’s court!  What could have been more appropriate than their impromptu reading of scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream under his guidance?   Here’s hoping this becomes a yearly tradition for our company.


hicklebees_performanceAfter weeks of rehearsal, getting out of the studio and into the community feels great! No more darkened theatre, but cast and audience face to face in the cozy, friendly setting that is Hicklebee’s bookstore, sharing Shakespeare of an afternoon. Costumes may not be complete yet, and of course scenery is out of the question, but the play’s the thing! Selected scenes, interspersed with edifying commentary by the director, are presented for the enjoyment of one and all. The informal atmosphere makes this a great way for younger kids to get a feeling for the play, even if they may not be ready to sit through an entire production.

Stage poetry

Building the Stage

Mounds of nails, mountains of wood, a maze of gadgets scattered throughout the yard
Chopping, sawing, nailing, grinding with sounds of grunts and moans filling the air
Icky, sticky, all so very messy, glues and paints splashed here, there and everywhere
Father, sons and sometimes daughters too, in a frantic, full of panic, wondering what to do
Somehow manage, without too much damage, to construct stairs and chairs, rails and jails,
Lifts and cliffs, swings and other over-sized things
Not for themselves, but for the Bard and his friends
So they can escape his pages
To perform on stages
– R.C. Devlin