History

Over the past four years Shakespeare Napa Valley, has attracted a total of nearly 30,000 audience members to fresh interpretations of Shakespeare’s plays.

Presented during the peak of tourism season, Shakespeare Napa Valley’s productions have significantly enhanced the area’s profile as a cultural leader in the North Bay region and have provided another meaningful dimension to the Napa Valley as a destination for visitors.

In 2013 and 2014, Artistic Director, Jennifer King, traveled to London on behalf of Shakespeare Napa Valley, to develop and direct The Comedy of Errors and As You Like It by William Shakespeare with British actors as part of the International Youth Arts Festival, performing at the Rose Theater in Kingston upon Thames. King remounted the same production with a Bay Area cast as part of Shakespeare Napa Valley 2013 and 2014, to much critical acclaim.

This summer Shakespeare Napa Valley is moving to St Helena where we will present a remount of King’s hugely successful production of The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare and William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged) by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, in the beautiful amphitheater on the Napa Valley College Upper Valley Campus.