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Youth Shakespeare San Jose presents our own ensemble piece devised and directed by Audrey Rumsby. Dear Mr. Shakespeare  will be performed September 13-17 at The Historic Hoover Theatre in San Jose!

Portrait of Mister ShakespeareThis play 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.

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Six performances:

  • Wednesday, September 13th at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 14th at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, September 15th at 11 a.m.
    (school performance; contact us for information)
  • Saturday, September 16th at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 16th at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 17th at 6 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.