Shakespeare by the Sea (SBTS) will present its 23rd season this summer, featuring two Shakespearean plays delivered by its troupe of actors in 23 parks around Southern California, including South Pasadena.
This year, the company will present “Henry V” on Wednesday, July 31, at 7 p.m. and “The Comedy of Errors” on Thursday, August 1, at 7 p.m. both at Garfield Park, 1000 Park Avenue.
Bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic-style dinners and enjoy an evening of Shakespeare!
Shakespeare by the Sea kicks off its 2019 season on June 13 at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro and runs for 10 weeks through August 17 in venues throughout LA, Orange and Ventura Counties.
The tour, featuring 42 performances in 23 locations, has become a highly-popular hallmark of summer, drawing an audience of more than 20,000, enjoying classic dramatic works under the stars.
Comedy of Errors
A classic Shakespearean romp of mistaken identity-it’s mischief and mayhem galore!
Two young visitors arrive in the city unaware that their long-lost twins already live there. Over the course of a single day, everything that can go wrong does go wrong: a marriage at breaking point, a missing gold chain, an unpaid debt, and a dubious arrest. It’s mischief and mayhem galore.
Shakespeare’s most patriotic and inspiring play tells of a young King Henry V who seeks to unite his beloved England. After laying claim to French lands and being ridiculed, Henry marches off to war. Although sorely outnumbered, Henry rallies his troops and, at Agincourt, achieves a decisive victory.
Launched in 1998, and 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 Orange County Community Foundation, Union Pacific, BNSF, and The Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
While there is no charge for each performance, guests are asked to donate funds or purchase everything from sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats, coffee cups and more to defray the cost of the production.
For more information about Shakespeare by the Sea, visit their website here.