Shakespeare in the Park | Back-to-Back Performances Awe Inspiring

Two appreciative audiences watched “Henry V” and “The Comedy of Errors” performed in Garfield Park on July 31 and August 1, respectively, as Shakespeare By the Sea provided timeless tales, ticketless admission and a priceless experience

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | 'The Shakespeare by the Sea' cast performs The Comedy of Errors in Garfield Park

Its mission is to ignite imagination, promote literacy, and encourage artistic expression, while offering a venue for technical and performing artists to exercise their passion.

Shakespeare By the Sea, making a return visit this week to South Pasadena for a pair of performances, didn’t disappoint, entertaining appreciative audience members enjoying the timeless tales of “Henry V” on July 31 and “The Comedy of Errors” on August 1.

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | ‘The Shakespeare by the Sea’ cast performs Henry V in Garfield Park

South Pasadenans and visitors to the city came ready for a full night of family entertainment, packing picnic dinners, blankets and beach chairs into Garfield Park before settling in under the stars for a full night of entertainment. 

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | ‘The Shakespeare by the Sea’ cast performs The Comedy of Errors in Garfield Park

Since 1998, Shakespeare By the Sea has reached more than 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’s works are truly timeless, and SBTS has been proudly delivering top performances in South California for 22 years, including this week’s attractions:

Henry V

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | ‘The Shakespeare by the Sea’ cast performs Henry V in Garfield Park

Shakespeare’s most patriotic and inspiring play tells of a young King Henry V who seeks to unite his beloved England.

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | ‘The Shakespeare by the Sea’ cast performs Henry V in Garfield Park

After laying claim to French lands and being ridiculed, Henry marches off to war.

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | ‘The Shakespeare by the Sea’ cast performs Henry V in Garfield Park

Although sorely outnumbered, Henry rallies his troops and achieves a decisive victory in the famous Battle of Agincourt.

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | ‘The Shakespeare by the Sea’ cast performs Henry V in Garfield Park
PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | ‘The Shakespeare by the Sea’ cast performs Henry V in Garfield Park

The Comedy of Errors

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | ‘The Shakespeare by the Sea’ cast performs The Comedy of Errors in Garfield Park

A classic romp of mistaken identity!

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | ‘The Shakespeare by the Sea’ cast performs The Comedy of Errors in Garfield Park

Two young visitors arrive in the city unaware that their long-lost twins already live there.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | ‘The Shakespeare by the Sea’ cast performs The Comedy of Errors in Garfield Park

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!

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | ‘The Shakespeare by the Sea’ cast performs The Comedy of Errors in Garfield Park
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | ‘The Shakespeare by the Sea’ cast performs The Comedy of Errors in Garfield Park
PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | ‘The Shakespeare by the Sea’ cast performs Henry V in Garfield Park
PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | ‘The Shakespeare by the Sea’ cast performs Henry V in Garfield Park
PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | ‘The Shakespeare by the Sea’ cast performs Henry V in Garfield Park

For more about Shakespeare By the Sea, visit Shakespearebythesea.org or call (310) 217-7596.

 

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