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Cal Shakes to Mount Two New Shakespeare Adaptations in 2022

Two of the Bay’s most exciting theater companies — one a major institution, the other small and scrappy — are working together.

By Lily Janiak | December 20, 2021

California Shakespeare Theater has two world premieres on its 2022 lineup, the Orinda theater company announced Monday, Dec. 20, and they’re both new Shakespeare adaptations.

First up is “Romeo y Juliet” (May 25-June 19), a bilingual adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy by Karen Zacarías (“Native Gardens”). The show, which is directed by KJ Sanchez (“Quixote Nuevo”), was originally scheduled to be a part of the company’s 2020 season; many of the original cast plan to return.