My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Silicon Valley Shakespeare, San Jose, CA, USA
I started working with SSTC about 9 years ago, and absolutely love it - from the venue to the managing staff, volunteers and actors, it's an incredible experience and one not to be missed. How cool is it to be able to bring a picnic, enjoy the hidden gem known as Sanborn Skyline County Park, and enjoy FREE shakespeare in the park! I started out working on props, ushering and gradually made my way to Concessions Management; I also assist with other fundraising efforts throughout the year.
The shows themselves are very well directed and staged, costumes and lighting are awesome - everyone works very hard to make sure the audience enjoys each show. The settings they use for the shows really make shakespeare enjoyable and understandable to everyone.
For example, "Taming of the Shrew" was set in the the "old west"and it really made it easy for me to understand and I really enjoyed it. Last summer's production of "Much Ado" set in a WWII England was a hoot - especially with live music on stage and the actor's singing the standards of the day.
The shows presented by Shady Shakespeare Theatre Company should not be missed.