2021 Season

New location for 2021: Your Living Room

This year has been a challenging one for all of us. We postponed our festival last year and are excited to say that we are back for 2021! It may look different, but it will still be the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival.


by William Shakespeare

Directed by Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin

Adapted by Lisa Wolpe and SSF

“This above all: to thine own self be true.”

A kingdom on the brink of war.
A stolen throne.
A guy seeking revenge.

TL;DR: Hamlet sees his dead dad's ghost, pretends to go crazy with revenge, actually goes crazy with revenge (debatable), and everyone dies.


Performance Dates: July 8 (invited preview), 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, & 24 (in repertory with The Shakespeare Sideshows Reading Series)

Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays: Performance at 7:30pm
Streamed live from City College Art Courtyard on YouTube

Ticket sales end at 7:15 pm. Preshow will begin at 7:15 pm.

Notice: As we are performing Hamlet live, we are subject to weather, smoke, or spikes in COVID. Should something happen such as an extreme heat warning or poor air quality which keeps us inside or that may endanger our cast and crew, we may show a previously recorded live performance. We will notify you in your email the day of the performance and provide the link to the recorded showing. We appreciate your understanding should this happen.


Shakespeare Sideshows Reading Series

by Luther Hanson

Directed by Luther Hanson

Three plays inspired by Shakespeare.

Based on Midsummer: Snug, the lion, builds fancy furniture at home while preparing for Pyramus and Thisby with his friends.

Based on Henry IV, Part I: William Davenant stages a production of Henry IV after no theatre in London for thirty years, with singing milkmaids and weasels.

Based on As You Like It: The cast of this play, still alive after four hundred years, moves into an abandoned Shakespeare theatre for an evening of take-out and debate.


Performance Dates: Sundays July 11, 18, 25, 7:30 pm (in repertory with Hamlet)

Live on Zoom

2021 Shakespeare Season Gathering

Open to the public

Hosted by Sacramento Shakespeare Festival

Join us on Monday, July 26 for a post-season gathering. We'll have cast and crew members with us for you ask those burning questions and celebrate our return to the stage after this weird year and a half.


Gathering Date: Monday, July 26, 7:30 pm on Zoom)