shakespeareCCSF presents our fourth season at the Filipponi Ranch with two delightful productions celebrating love. Join us July 14 through August 5 for Shakespeare (and more!) under the stars.  Pack a picnic meal, bring lawn chairs, warm clothes and blankets. Filipponi Ranch Cellar wines are available for purchase, so please, no outside alcohol.  Piemonte’s Deli will also be selling deli salads and deli combo boxes.

I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me.

Much Ado About Nothing, set in the swing era, is a spirited romp between ever-warring wits Beatrice and Benedick. Both too proud and clever for their own good, they are forced together to combat a common enemy when the innocent Hero is dishonored and discarded on the wedding altar.  Their brilliant banter and wordplay is matched only by their deep and abiding (if unspoken) love for each other.

A first for the festival this summer – a modern play – Almost, Maine by John Cariani. Come enjoy what the New York Times describes as, “A whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance. Magical happenings bloom beneath the snowdrifts. ALMOST,

MAINE explores the thunderclap of love and the scorched earth that sometimes follows.”

And finds:  “Bewitching. Unashamed warmth emanates through every

minute of ALMOST, MAINE. A heady antidote for the frostbitten cynicism that is currently defining our world.” Only 5 chances to see this modern romantic comedy.

Just the Facts:

Filipponi Ranch – 1850 Calle Joaquin Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

(off Highway 101 & Los Osos Valley Road, near KSBY studios)

Tickets: $12 – $20

Ticket Discounts:  Students/Seniors/Children 12 and under/Pay What You Can Thursdays

Tickets and Information at

Credit Card purchases online – cash or check only at door.

Box Office opens one hour before each performance.

Bring your own picnic, lawn chairs, and warm clothing.  Filipponi wines available for purchase.  Piemonte’s Deli will also be selling water, deli salads and deli combo boxes.

Performance Dates:

Much Ado About Nothing

Fri.       July 14 7:30

Sat.      July 15    7:30

Sun.     July 16    6:00

Sun.     July 23    6:00

Fri.       July 28    7:30

Sat.      July 29   7:30

Thurs.  Aug. 3    7:30

Fri.       Aug. 4    7:30

Sat.      Aug. 5    7:30

Almost Maine

Thur.    July 20   7:30

Fri.       July 21   7:30

Sat.      July 22    7:30

Thur.   July 27    7:30

Sun.     July 30    6:00