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From left, Aysan  Celik,  Jomar  Tagatac and Justin  Howard appear in California Shakespeare Theater’s ambitious “The War of the Roses.” (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

Cal Shakes’ actors bring ‘Henry VI,’ ‘Richard III’ to life

When it comes to Shakespeare’s history plays, “Henry VI” has always been…

 

Cal Shakes boasts an excellent ensemble -- from left, Lamont Thompson, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Safiya Fredericks and Aldo Billingslea -- in its West Coast premiere of Marcus Gardley’s “black odyssey.”  (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

Ancient myth, modern-day Oakland meld in ‘black odyssey’

In Homer’s ancient epic “The Odyssey,” Ulysses sails slowly back to Greece…

 

From left, Jessika D. Williams, Maryssa Wanlass and Patrick Russell are charming in California Shakespeare Theater’s “As You Like It.” (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

Cal Shakes’ lively ‘As You Like It’ kicks off 2017 season

There was rapture in the air on opening night of “As You…

 

California Shakespeare Theater’s “Othello” has a fine ensemble, including: seated (from left) Liz Sklar, Aldo Billingslea and Elizabeth Carter and, standing (from left) James Carpenter and Lance Gardner. (Courtesy Allesandra Mello)

Cal Shakes brings ‘Othello’ to 21st century

The cast assembles in everyday street clothes, looking like they’ve just arrived…

California Shakespeare Theater’s “Othello” has a fine ensemble, including: seated (from left) Liz Sklar, Aldo Billingslea and Elizabeth Carter and, standing (from left) James Carpenter and Lance Gardner. (Courtesy Allesandra Mello)