City Hearts’ 4th Annual Shakespeare Challenge, Recital & Photography Exhibit

City Hearts Shakes challenge 2013
City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts presents “A Day of Enchantment” featuring The 4th Annual Shakespeare Challenge, Recital and Photography Exhibit on Saturday, June 1st at The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm. This is a free community event showcasing the work of over 200 students from L.A.’s inner city communities who have participated in City Hearts’ Arts programming in Shakespeare, Dance, Musical Theatre and Photography.

Students will kick-off the day competing in the Shakespeare Challenge on Theatricum’s Main Stage, performing scenes and monologues before a panel of judges and attending audience members. Judges invited to participate include Max Adler, Ellen Geer, Jennifer Bronstein, Walton Goggins, and Armin Shimerman. Many of the children have competed in the Challenge since its inception, and for others, it will be their very first time. The afternoon’s activities will feature students from the Dance and Musical Theatre programs in Recitals and a Student Photography Exhibitions. Tickets are Free but you must RSVP by calling (310) 455-2898. The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum is located at 1419 North Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA.

Founded in 1984 by Juvenile Court Public Defenders, Bob and Sherry Jason, City Hearts has provided unique training and experiences in the Arts to over 33,000 children since its inception. For more about City hearts, visit


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