Rebekah Brockman in 2013's Romeo & Juliet, directed by Shana Cooper, who will team up with choreographer Erika Chong Shuch to create a boldly physical Midsummer Night's Dream, for us this summer; photo by Jay Yamada.

Howard Swain as Puck and Dan Hiatt as Bottom in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, the first production at the Bruns, 1991; photo by David Allen.

The cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2009. #calshakes40th

Howard Swain as Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1985. #calshakes40th

L. Peter Callender as Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2002.#calshakes40th

Joan Mankin as Snug, Danny Scheie as Bottom, and Lance Gardner as Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2009. #calshakes40th

Twelfth Night art! Created by Callie Cullum from photos by Pak Han, and starring the incomparable Rami Margron.

Pyramus (Dan Hiatt- left) woos Thisbe (Peter Massey-right) over the Wall (Clive Chafer) in MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the California Shakespeare Festival, 1991. Photo by: David Allen #calshakes40th

Doug Hara was Puck in Aaron Posner's 2009 production of MIDSUMMER; Posner returns in 2014 for THE COMEDY OF ERRORS. Photo by Kevin Berne.

Tickets are going fast for our special production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, taking place 2/20-3/2 at Intersection for the Arts. Michelle Hensley directs an all-female cast on a journey through love, laughter, and lunacy. Pictured here, clockwise from top left, are Rami Margron (Orsino/Maria), Cindy Im (Viola/Sebastian), Maria Candelaria (Olivia), and Nancy Carlin (Malvolio/Valentine). Learn about the rest of the cast and creative company and get tickets at http://www.calshakes.org.

Via Twitter user Jeckets: 1995 memories for #CalShakes40thmost fun show that summer was Love's Labor's Lost Thanks @RobertSicular

L. Peter Callender as Marc Antony with photo of Joe Vincent as Caesar in JULIUS CAESAR, 1995. Photo by Ken Friedman #calshakes40th

Bob Devin Jones as Othello in a 1990 production of OTHELLO. Photo credit: David Allen. #calshakes40th

Courtesy of Twitter: LateBloomer ‏@Jeckets 19h @Cal Shakes #CalShakes40th CalShakes 1st interns w/an apprentice backstage after Twelfth Night rehearsal in 1995

A poster from the 1959 Broadway production of A RAISIN IN THE SUN, starring Sidney Poitier. Patricia McGregor will direct the groundbreaking Lorraine Hansberry play for us this May and June.

Composer Peter Vitale, musician Olive Mitra, & actor Sarita Ocon (Feste/Antonio) make sweet music for #TwelfthNight #12thNight

Ssssh... the Bruns Amphitheater is sleeping. (And it's lovely when it slumbers.) Photo by Jamie Buschbaum.