The Bard's works are on stages indoors and outdoors all over the Bay Area. Revisit your favorites or discover one for the first time. See more theater in our comprehensive calendar.
“As You Like It” Free Shakespeare in the Park: September 19-22
San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents Free Shakespeare in the Park, As You Like It: a new musical, with 9 original songs by the Kilbanes. Bring your family, friends, a blanket, and a picnic to enjoy this classic comedy of disguise and young love. Learn more.
“Romeo and Juliet” Opera at the Ballpark: September 21
With the Giants playing down in Georgia, thousands of opera and baseball fans unite on the field and in the stands at Oracle Park for a one-night-only free simulcast of Charles Gounod’s production of one of Shakespeare’s best loved classics, Roméo et Juliette. Renowned tenor Bryan Hymel and beloved soprano Nadine Sierra perform in the starring roles, conducted by Maestro Yves Abel. Learn more.
“Titus Adronicus” at Theatre Lunatico in Berkeley through September 29
A physically based ensemble of actors like Theatre Lunatico’s ought to be able to work stage magic with Shakespeare’s bloodiest, most gruesome tragedy. In the company’s rendition, Marcus (brother of the Roman general Titus) becomes Marcia and Lucius (Titus’ son) is Lucia; thus, says Lunatico, “the future becomes female.” The chorus observes the violence and notes “our flawed humanity.” Tina Taylor directs. Find details and tickets.
“A Midsummer Night's Dream” at Marin Shakespeare through September 29
Shakespeare's comedic tale of love and whimsy gone awry, with a bounty of romance, is a magical, poetic romp through a fairy-filled forest. See details.