July 15, 16, 17, 18
Evening & Matinee Performances

Shakespeare Summer Stroll | July 15, 16, 17, 18

di Rosa Grounds


About Shakespeare Napa Valley

Shakespeare Napa Valley engages and inspires our diverse communities by creating lively and innovative productions of Shakespeare’s plays. Founded in 2010 by Artistic Director Jennifer King at Napa Valley College, Shakespeare Napa Valley presents at least one production each year.  Featuring professional actors, artisans, directors, and designers, working alongside college students, Shakespeare Napa Valley is committed to nurturing seasoned and emerging artists alike.   Signature programs include Shakespeare in the Park, Student Company and Student Matinees.  For more information visit shakespearenapavalley.org

Olivia Cowell (Director, Shakespeare Summer Stroll) is an award-winning Bay Area director, choreographer, and actor.  Local directing credits include: A Chorus LineBeauty and the Beast, Clue, Matilda the Musical, Mary Poppins, Shrek the Musical, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Peter Pan, Late: a Cowboy Song, Lend Me a Tenor, The Wizard of Oz, Seussical Jr., and Alice in Wonderland to name a few.  She is also co-director of Cafeteria Kids Theater, a local non-profit youth educational theater and a theater arts faculty member at Napa Valley College.

Shakespeare Napa Valley and di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art present Shakespeare Summer Stroll, a site-integrated presentation of scenes and monologues from some of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays, interwoven with the exquisite works and outdoor spaces at di Rosa. This family-friendly show boasts a fantastic balance of comedic and dramatic scenes as well as sonnets, and is directed by Napa Valley College faculty member Olivia Cowell. Shakespeare Napa Valley, an auxiliary program of the Napa Valley College, has conceptualized an incredible walking tour through the world of Shakespeare and some of his greatest dramatic works. Guests will experience a short and enchanting hike through a carefully curated sequence of moments from The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

 * Shakespeare Napa Valley is a Napa Valley College auxiliary program.

Please note that all performances include a walking tour that is approximately 1.5 mi long along uneven terrain. We suggest wearing comfortable shoes. If you require ADA assistance, please contact kathleen@dirosaart.org

Opening Night Performance – SOLD OUT 

July 15 | 6 – 8:30 PM

Doors open at 5:30 PM

$65 Your ticket includes:

  • A guided tour through various scenes from six of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays
  • Wine and Food Pairings  
  • An invitation to the post-show reception and champagne toast, where small desserts will be served during a meet and greet with the stars of the evening’s performances

Evening Performances – SOLD OUT

July 16, 17 | 6 – 8:30 PM

Doors open at 5:30 PM

$5 Minimum Donation: General Admission: Pay What You “Will” (all donations will be distributed amongst Shakespeare Napa Valley and di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art). This will grant you access to the guided walking tour and performance.

$30 VIP Admission: When you donate $30 or more, your ticket will also include a glass of wine and a small snack.

Matinee Performance – SOLD OUT

July 18 | 2 – 3:30 PM

This show will not include food and wine pairings. Admission to Sunday’s Matinee Performance is free to the following qualifying individuals:

  • Those who pay for general admission to di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art
  • di Rosa members
  • Napa Valley College Students (with ID)