Shakespeare Santa Monica Celebrates 10th Anniversary August9 – August 31

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Shakespeare Santa Monica
Celebrates 10th Anniversary Season with
Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew
August9 – August 31

 

Performedin Repertory, Outdoors at Reed Park, Santa Monica


Shakespeare Santa Monica has been delighting audiences of all ages with outdoor
performances of Shakespeare’s comedies set in the Tournament Tennis Courts at Reed
Memorial Park in Santa Monica since 2004. This summer, Shakespeare Santa Monica
returns for its 10th year anniversary season with eight performances of Twelfth Night
and six performances of The Taming of the Shrew from August 9 - 31. Bring-your-own
picnic is encouraged. Admission is always a suggested donation of $20 or pay what
you can. Kids and teens 16 years old or younger are always free.


 


Known for offering top-notch Shakespeare productions, Shakespeare Santa Monica
celebrates its 10th year of fun, festive settings, actors with the agility for
Shakespearean Verse – true to the language and accessible to audiences - and the
Great physical comedy that enhances all of their audience friendly adaptations.


 


The company is comprised of aspiring student artists and professional actors unified
by their commitment to lifelong training in the classics. Every year the handpicked
company of students and professionals train together for weeks before they pick up
their scripts for the new season. They train with Louis Scheeder of New York
University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Classical Studio, Jean Louis Rodrique of UCLA
and John Farmanesh-Bocca former Directing Fellow at The Juilliard School and Guest
Faculty at NYU.

 

Having given over 1500 youth complimentary tickets to area organizations, Shakespeare
Santa Monica continues to educate and enrich through the medium and magic of
Shakespeare every summer.

 


One of the Primary functions of Shakespeare Santa Monica is as a summer
Professional training intensive in classical theatre acting, with teachers and
Directors from some of the finest arts institutions in the nation. The
Curriculum consists of Text Analysis, Voice & Speech, Physical Approach, Scene
Study, as well as Audition Technique. The focus is on elevating the actors’ all
Around ‘game’, so that they approach classical text, as well as all other work,
With greater specificity, clarity, inspiration and daring. Because of the
Limited sizes we get a chance to really take advantage of the fabulous training.

 

Performances of TwelfthNight take place on Friday, August 9; Saturday, August 10, 17,
24, 31and Sundays, August 11, 18, 25. All performances begin at 8 p.m.

 

Performances of The Taming of the Shrew take place on Thursday, August 15, 22, 29;
And Fridays, August 16, 23, 30. All performances begin at 8 p.m. Reed Park, tournament
tennis court #1 is located at the corner of 7th Street and Wilshire Blvd., Santa
Monica, 90407. 

Individual tickets are $20 suggested donation or pay what you will
-at the door; Kids and teens 16 years old or younger are always free. For tickets
And more information, please visit www.ShakespeareSantaMonica.com. Tickets can also
be purchased at the door.

 


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Details for Calendar Listings


TWELFTHNIGHT- by William Shakespeare


 

WHAT:
TwelfthNight, Shakespeare’s shipwreck play, is a comedy of mischief, madness,
moustaches and the love of love. When ship wreckedand bereaved Viola disguises
herself as a boy, mistaken identities, unrequited love and other mishaps ensue. It's
a hilarious and riotous tale of looking for love in all the wrong places and reminds
us that happiness may come about incompletely unexpected ways.

 


Performed on a tournament style tennis court, this exhilarating interpretation of a
classic Shakespeare comedy will give audiences exactly what they want from outdoor
summer Shakespeare: physical comedy, inclusion, and full-cast dance romps!


 

WHEN:             August 9 – 31; Only 8 Performances;
Friday @ 8 p.m.:  August 9
Saturdays @ 8 p.m.:  August 10, 17, 24,31
Sundays @ 8 p.m.:  August 11, 18, 25


 

WHERE:
Reed Park – Tournament Tennis Court #1
1133 7th Street
Corner of 7th Street & Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA  90407


 

HOW:
To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit
www.ShakespeareSantaMonica.comor tickets can be purchased at the door


 

TICKETS:
All performances: $20 Suggested Donation or Pay what you will - at the door; Kids and
teens 16 years old or younger are always free.

 


The Taming of the Shrew- by William Shakespeare


 

WHAT:
The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare’s infamous courting, wedding and aligning of the
scrappy, rowdy, notorious  couple, Kate and Petruchio, which manages to lampoon
chauvinistic behavior while simultaneously reaffirming its social validity. The play
celebrates the quick wit and fiery spirit of its heroine even while reveling in her
humiliation. Set in a Rockabilly world full of Johnny Cash tunes and riotous fun.


 

Performed on a tournament style tennis court, this exhilarating interpretation of
A classic Shakespeare comedy will give audiences exactly what they want from outdoor
summer Shakespeare: physical comedy, inclusion, and full-cast dance romps!

 


Shakespeare Santa Monica will be a great night out for people of all ages, no matter
What their knowledge or experience with the Bard may be. Bring a Picnic and get ready
to have a blast!

 


WHEN:             August 15 – 30; Only 6Performances;
Thursdays @ 8 p.m.:  August 15, 22, 29
Fridays @ 8 p.m.:  August 16, 23, 30


 

WHERE:
Reed Park – Tournament Tennis Court #1
1133 7th Street
Corner of 7th Street & Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA  90407

 


HOW:
www.ShakespeareSantaMonica.com or tickets may be purchased at the door


 

TICKETS:
All performances: $20 Suggested Donation or Pay what you will - at the door; Kids and
teens 16 years old or younger are always free.
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Susan D. Gordon
Public Relations
310.871.0621

 

 

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