Short Shakes “Much Ado”

Short Shakes "Much Ado About Nothing"

This fall six young actors take on “Much Ado About Nothing.” They’ve been working hard as well as having fun. Short Shakes is more than just putting on a play, it is an experience that fosters compassion, creates better listeners, promotes critical thinking, and develops courage. Join us for their showcase performances Saturday, November 9th at 11:00am […]

Spooky Shakespeare

In our 2010 production of "Hamlet," the ghost of Hamlet's father not only haunted the halls of the castle, but the same actor popped up as the Player King and the Gravedigger to provide an ongoing eerie presence throughout the play.

Magic, mystery, and mischief are brimming over in Shakespeare’s plays. Witches skulk about the forest in “Macbeth,” ghosts wanders the castle halls of Elsinore in “Hamlet,” and monsters inhabit Prospero’s island in “The Tempest.” We’ve compiled some of our favorite “spooky Shakespeare” moments from past productions.  Do you have a favorite?  Let us know in […]

Revisiting “Much Ado”

Brenda Joyner as Hero and Keith Dahlgren as Leonato in the 2010 Wooden O production of "Much Ado About Nothing."

Let’s take a look back at some of the other times that Seattle Shakespeare Company has produced “Much Ado About Nothing.” Four of the actors in our current production of “Much Ado About Nothing” have previously appeared in the play when we produced it in the past. Bill Higham played Antonio in 1999, a role […]

Win Tickets to A Shakespeare Triple Play at SIFF


It doesn’t get much better than this.  Three acclaimed Shakespeare performances caught on film from the National Theatre in London. We’ve got tickets to give away to SIFF’s showings of “Othello,” “Hamlet,” and “Macbeth.” Contest ends October 23, so enter to win today. SIFF Cinema joins in the celebration of 50 years of landmark National […]

On Playing Shakespeare with Matt Shimkus

Twelfth Night (WO 2012)

Matt Shimkus was first introduced to Seattle Shakespeare Company audiences when he played Demetrius in our 2008 Wooden O production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in the parks.  Whether it was playing a Russian mobster in “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” or being part of that devious duo Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in “Hamlet,” he’s always […]

Win Tickets to “Hamlet” at Tacoma’s Broadway Center

Acting Company Hamlet

The Acting Company’s touring production of “Hamlet” will be at Tacoma’s Broadway Center for one weekend only, and you can get a chance to see it.  We’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away for Opening Night on October 25 that you can enter to win. Contest ends on Friday, October 11 at midnight.

“Do you do traditional Shakespeare?”

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

      We are asked this question all the time…”Do you do traditional Shakespeare?”  This week The New York Times is exploring the issue of whether or not updating the setting of Shakespeare’s plays is advantageous or not. It’s really rare for us to produce a show set in the Elizabethan era. For example, we’re […]