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Shakespeare by the Sea

June 13- August 17, 2019

shakespearebythesea.org
Free, donations appreciated

June 13-15, 27, 29 & July 5, 2019 Point Fermin Park, San Pedro
July 7, 2019 Civic Center, Rancho Palos Verdes
July 11, 2019 Valley Park, Hermosa Beach
July 12, 2019 Monte Verde Park, Lakewood
July 14, 2019 Rush Park, Rossmoor
July 17, 2019 Recreation Center, Venice Beach
July 21, 2019 Cesar Chavez Park, Long Beach
July 24, 2019 Roxbury Park, Beverly Hills
July 25, 2019 Birch Park, Santa Ana
July 27, 2019 Wilson Park, Torrance
July 28, 2019 Terranea Resort, Rancho PV
August 1, 2019 Garfield Park, South Pasadena
August 4, 2019 Eisenhower Park, Seal Beach
August 7, 2019 Soka University Campus Green, Aliso Viejo
August 8, 2019 Virginia Avenue Park, Santa Monica
August 10, 2019 Polliwog Park, Manhattan Beach
August 14, 2019 La Mirada Regional Park, La Mirada
August 15, 2019 Don Knabe Regional Park, Cerritos
August 17, 2019 Point Fermin Park, San Pedro

For its stunning 22nd season, Shakespeare by the Sea opens The Comedy of Errors starting June 13 at the seaside Point Fermin Park in San Pedro. Veteran director James Rice helms the mistaken identity romp which culminates in one day of wild mishaps, hijinks, and hilarity.

Aegeon, who has been desperately searching for his lost wife and identical twin sons, lands and is arrested in Ephesus. Coincidentally, his son Antipholus of Syracuse and his manservant, Dromio of Syracuse, have also arrived in Ephesus, which just happens to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his manservant, Dromio of Ephesus. The brothers, through a series of mistaken identities and missed opportunities, weave their way through arrests, beatings, near-seductions, and infidelities, toward their, hopefully, inevitable reunion.

The Comedy of Errors will be playing in rep with Henry V, opening June 20. Producing Artistic Director Lisa Coffi says, "I am always amazed at how relevant Shakespeare still is today and how you can find common themes running through his plays. This season, both shows feature people who are on a mission. We witness the quests of two men one who seeks his long-lost brother, and the other who seeks to unite his beloved country. Two very different missions, but both compelling, and when crafted by Shakespeare, enthralling." She continues, "With The Comedy of Errors, we're delighted with the shenanigans that ensue as the story unfolds and are enchanted with the bumbling and fumbling of our twins and the people with which they come in contact."

"The colorful characters, from beautiful courtesans to jealous wives to bumbling, well-meaning servants and friends lead us on a hectically hilarious chase through Ephesus. The Comedy of Errors is the grandfather of all modern comedy," says director Rice. "Mistaken identity comedies from A Flea in Her Ear to Freaky Friday to Three's Company have been inspired by this story."

The cast includes: Alden Bettencourt (2nd Merchant/Various), Alex Elliott-Funk (Antipholus of Syracuse), Jonathan Fisher (Antipholus of Ephesus), Melissa Green (Dromio of Ephesus), Sonja Inge (Luce/Abbess), Andy Kallok (Aegon), Sharon Jewell (Courtesan/Balthazar), Brendan Kane (Dromio of Syracuse), Amber Luallen (Luciana), Jane Hink (Duke, Various), Olivia Saccomanno (Adriana), Sean Spencer (1st Merchant/Pinch), and Benjamin White (Angelo).

Southern California audiences seek out Shakespeare by the Sea performances, and love their high value productions presented free of admission. The Comedy of Errors will perform for crowds in Rancho Palos Verdes, Hermosa Beach, Lakewood, Rossmoor, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Santa Ana, Torrance, South Pasadena, Seal Beach, Aliso Viejo, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, La Mirada, and Cerritos, before returning to San Pedro for the Grand Finale Candlelight Ceremony performances. Tour location details and dates are available at www.shakespearebythesea.org/locations.

Since 1998, SBTS has reached over 520,000 youth and their families, seniors and individuals in Southern California with quality arts and educational programs. Funded entirely by donations and grants, Shakespeare by the Sea brings contemporary and classic works to underserved, culturally diverse audiences in order to ignite imagination, promote literacy, and encourage artistic expression. This season's performances are made possible through the support of the LA County Arts Commission, LA City Department of Cultural Affairs, LA City Department of Recreation and Parks, the Norris Foundation, Pacific Life Foundation, the Orange County Community Foundation, Employees Community Fund of Boeing CA, Jerico Development, and Fourth District LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn, and multiple Performance Sponsors.

A professionally-crafted production of William Shakespeare's plays in 20+ parks around Southern California.

Audiences throughout Southern California love Shakespeare by the Sea for its classic Shakespeare plays, presented free of admission in dozens of local parks each summer. The company delivers 40 performances, beginning and ending with its home-town crowd at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro. The tour has become a much-anticipated event each summer, drawing an audience of more than 20,000 to enjoy Shakespeare under the summer sky each of the past several years.

Over six weeks, the all-volunteer company of actors travel city-to-city on their tour to delight crowds before returning to  San Pedro.

 

SAN PEDRO: Point Fermin Park
807 Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731
 
Rancho Palos Verdes: Hesse Park
29301 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
 
Hermosa Beach: Valley Park
Valley & Gould, 2521 Valley Dr, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
 
Lakewood: Monte Verde Park
4626 Shadeway Rd, Lakewood, CA 90714
 
Rossmoor: Rush Park
3021 BlumeDr, Rossmoor, CA 90720

Rowland Heights: Schabarum Regional Park
17250 E Colima Rd, Rowland Heights, CA 91748
 
South Pasadena: Garfield Park
1000 Park Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
 

SAN PEDRO: Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles
3601 S Gaffey St #8, San Pedro, CA 90731
 
Long Beach: Cesar E. Chavez Park
401 Golden Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
 
La Mirada: La Mirada Community Regional Park
13701 AdelfaDr, La Mirada, CA 90638
 
Santa Ana: Birch Park
210 N Birch St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
 
Torrance: Charles H. Wilson Park
2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90501
 
Rancho Palos Verdes: Terranea Resort
100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
 ($10 parking, no outside food allowed, cash bar & picnic cuisine available onsite.)

Whittier: Adventure County Park
10130 Gunn Ave, Whittier, CA 90605
 
South Pasadena: Garfield Park
1000 Park Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
 
Mission Viejo: Potocki Center for the Arts
27301 La Paz Rd, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
 
Encino: Los Encinos State Historic Park
16756 Moorpark St, Encino, CA 91436
 
Seal Beach: Eisenhower Park
The Pier, Main & Ocean Ave, Seal Beach, CA 90740
 
Aliso Viejo: Soka University's Campus Green
1 University Dr, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
 
Beverly Hills: Roxbury Park
471 Roxbury Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
 
Manhattan Beach: Polliwog Park
1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Laguna Niguel: Crown Valley Park
29751 Crown Valley Pkwy, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
 
Carson - CSU, Dominguez Hills Sculpture Garden
1000 E Victoria St, Carson, CA 90747
The Sculpture Garden (west side of campus just east of Stubhub Center)
Parking: Lot 6 immediately adjacent to the venue.
 

SAN PEDRO: Point Fermin Park (Also Included in Top Listing)
807 Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731
 

Past & Present Shakespeare in the Park Venues

  • San Pedro: Point Fermin Park 807 Paseo Del Mar, 90731
  • Rancho Palos Verdes: Hesse Park 29301 Hawthorne Blvd, 90275
  • Hermosa Beach: Valley Park Valley & Gould, 90254 July 12, 2017 Macbeth | July 13, 2017 Taming of the Shrew
  • Lakewood: Monte Verde Park 4626 Shadeway Rd, 90714
  • Mission Viejo: Saddleback College 2800 Margurite Pkwy, 92692. July 15, 2017 Macbeth | July 16, 2017 Taming of the Shrew, 7:30 p.m.
  • Rowland Heights: Schabarum Park 17250 E Colima Rd, 91748
  • San Pedro: Marine Mammal Care Ctr. 3601 S Garvey St, 90731 F
  • Rossmoor: Rush Park 3021 Blume Dr, 90720
  • RPV: Green Hills Memorial Park 27501 S Western Ave, 90275
  • Santa Ana: Birch Park 210 N Birch St, 92701
  • Torrance: Wilson Park (by pond) 2200 Crenshaw Blvd, 90501
  • Long Beach: Cesar Chavez Park 1401 Golden Ave, 90802
  • Whittier: Adventure Park 10130 Gunn Ave, 90605
  • Woodland Hills: Warner Center Park 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd, 91399
  • South Pasadena: Garfield Park 1000 Park Ave, 91030
  • Encino: Los Encinos State Historic Park 16756 Moorpark St, 91436
  • Seal Beach: Eisenhower Park The Pier, Main & Ocean Ave, 90740
  • Aliso Viejo: SOKA University (Campus Green) 1 University Dr 92656
    Beverly Hills: Roxbury Park 471 Roxbury Dr, 90212
  • Manhattan Beach: Polliwog Park 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd, 90266
  • Laguna Niguel: Crown Valley Park 29751 Crown Valley Pkwy, 92677
  • Irvine - Irvine Valley College 5500 Irvine Center Dr, 92618


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