A Look Back: 2011 Season

The Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare • Directed by Danny Scheie

July 19 – August 28 • In the Mainstage
September 9 – 18 • Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga

Featuring two sets of twins separated at birth, mistaken identity, lyrical comedy, and rollicking slapstick, The Comedy of Errors is Shakespeare’s most popular farce! For our 30th Anniversary, an audience-favorite production from 1988 and 1993 returns, freshly updated and performed by seven actors and a live musician.

The Comedy of Errors

The Three Musketeers

Adapted by Linda Alper, Douglas Langworthy,
and Penny Metropulos

From the novel by Alexandre Dumas
Directed by Art Manke

July 20 – August 28 • In the Glen

“All for one, and one for all!” Follow d’Artagnan’s quest to join forces with the Three Musketeers, and battle the blackhearted and malevolent Cardinal of France. Dazzling swordplay, harrowing adventure, and sweeping romance mark this adaptation of the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas, all presented in the dramatic beauty of our outdoor Glen

The Three Musketeers


Henry IV, Part One

By William Shakespeare • Directed by Scott Wentworth

August 2 – 28 • In the Glen

Prince Hal is next in line for the British throne, but while his father, King Henry, is embroiled in an all-or-nothing military battle to save the crown, Hal spends his time in taverns carousing with lowlifes and their ringleader, the pot-bellied and magnetic Sir John Falstaff. Don’t miss this electrifying first installment of Shakespeare’s “Making of a King” trilogy, which will be continued by SSC in 2012 and 2013!

Henry IV, Part One



Double Bind [Plautus's Menaechmi
(The Fringe Show)

Translated by Douglass Parker • Directed by Patty Gallagher

August 16 & 23 • In the Glen

Often considered the greatest work of the Roman playwright Plautus, The Brothers Menaechmus also served as Shakespeare’s inspiration for The Comedy of Errors. Join us as we shine the spotlight on our acting interns, and enjoy the original tale of hilarious mistaken identity!


Bard Babes  (Fall Benefit Show)

Written and performed by Robin Goodrin Nordli

November 19 & 20 • In the Second Stage

In Bard Babes, acclaimed actress Robin Goodrin Nordli culminates her experiences of having performed in 50 productions of 28 different plays by William Shakespeare. In this one-of-a-kind revue she gives a humorous, touching and informative look at the pleasures and pitfalls of playing the female side of Shakespeare's canon, from an actor's point of view. Proceeds from these performances will benefit SSC education and internship programs.

Bard Babes


A Year With Frog and Toad 
(Holiday Show)

A co-production with the UCSC Theater Arts Department
Script and Lyrics by Willie Reale • Music by Robert Reale
Based on the books by Arnold Lobel
Directed and Choreographed by Art Manke

November 18 – December 11 • In the Mainstage

After a two-year hiatus, our annual holiday musical returns! Based on the beloved “Frog & Toad” books by Arnold Lobel, A Year With Frog and Toad follows the story of two great friends as they journey through four, antic-filled seasons. Complete with a jazzy score and live band, this Tony Award nominated Broadway musical for the whole family is not to be missed!

A Year With Frog and Toad