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 […]

The Hollow Crown

The Hollow Crown

We’re excited to dive deep into four of Shakespeare’s most gripping history plays with the BBC’s “The Hollow Crown.” This Sunday at 2PM KCTS9 airs the first installment – “Richard II,” and then follows up each subsequent Sunday with “Henry IV part 1,” “Henry IV part 2” and “Henry V” through October 13. Seattle Shakespeare […]

Shakespeare on the Road

Cast members from Seattle Shakespeare Company's 2009 tour of "Othello" loading up the van to hit the road.

Did you know Seattle Shakespeare Company has a van that travels the highways and byways of Washington state, with costumes, props and 6 actors inside? From March through May for the past five years Seattle Shakespeare Company sends out small cast productions of Shakespeare’s plays to places that might not get a lot of theatre. […]