Shakespeare in Half Moon Bay: Burgeoning theater company profiled

Half Moon Bay’s newest cultural attraction, the Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Company, had a nice write up in the San Francisco Chronicle. Their current show is Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew which runs until September 16th.

From the Chronicle:

The 62-year-old Pickett knows all about running a theater company, having founded the Napa Valley Shakespeare Festival. When his work in the wine industry brought him to the Wine Country, he was able to fuse his passion for theater – he has a master’s degree in directing and has trained in England – with his love of wine by performing the Bard in wineries.

When work took him to the San Mateo County coast to work with the Half Moon Bay Wine & Cheese Co., he waited a few years to get to know the area before deciding a classical theater company would be a good complement to the 25-year-old Coastal Repertory Theatre’s mix of contemporary comedies, dramas and musicals.

For Pickett, the classics, ranging from Shakespeare to Molière to Chekhov, should always be part of the theatrical mix. “They’re filled with history and insight into human nature,” he says. “They translate well to our modern times and help people get perspective on life. That has always appealed to me.”

Read more at SFGate.

Taming of the Shrew runs until  September 16th at Cameron’s Inn (Outback). Check out the Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Company’s web site for details.

UPDATE: The Half Moon Bay Review has published its own profile of the Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Company.

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