CAPA Touring Productions
CAPA is one of America’s most respected producers, theatre managers, and diverse arts and entertainment presenters. Beginning in the 2003-2004 season, CAPA began the ambitious project of producing and touring world-class productions in collaboration with internationally recognized theatre companies.
As You Like It
Working with England’s famed Theatre Royal Bath, CAPA brought the critically acclaimed production of As You Like It to the US where it made its American premiere at New Haven’s historic Shubert Theater. Directed by Sir Peter Hall and starring Rebecca Hall, this classic Shakespeare play toured a number of cities throughout the US where it garnered rave reviews and numerous awards. Following the success of its debut tour, As You Like It returned to play additional US cities during the 2004-05 season. The national tour included engagement in Columbus, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
The Playboy of the Western World
During the 2004-05 season, CAPA expanded its producing endeavors by partnering with Ireland’s famed Abbey Theatre. Under CAPA management, J.M. Synge’s signature play, The Playboy of the Western World, embarked on a US tour as part of the Abbey’s Centenary Celebration. The tour grossed $1.7 million in ticket sales and played to more than 36,000 people.
The Importance of Being Earnest
CAPA continued its association with England’s Theatre Royal Bath, premiering a brand new production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Directed by Sir Peter Hall and starring acclaimed actress Lynn Redgrave, this comic masterpiece had its premiere at Los Angeles’ Ahmanson Theatre and toured cities throughout the US, including Columbus, New Haven, Phoenix ,and New York, garnering rave reviews.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The 2007-08 season was highlighted by the debut of the North American tour of Tim Supple’s spectacular production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in collaboration with English producers Roger Chapman, Matthew Byam Shaw, and ACT Productions. Under CAPA’s management, the production premiered in San Francisco during a four-week engagement and went on to dazzle critics and audiences in Toronto where it was presented as part of the prestigious Luminato Festival. A theatrical event like no other, this incredible spectacle showcased the astonishing skills of actors, dancers, martial arts experts, musicians, and street acrobats from across India and Sri Lanka, performing in English and seven South Asian languages.
“Theatrical magic like nothing you have ever encountered.”
-Richard Ouzounian, The Toronto Star
“Exhilaratingly imaginative…a rare eye-opening and rewarding multicultural delight.”
-Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle
“The resultant show is one of the most audacious and thrilling ‘Midsummers’ you're ever likely to see.”
-Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune