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. They return this summer for their 10th year anniversary season with Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew. Admission is always a suggested donation of $20 or pay what you can. Kids and teens 16 years old or younger are always free.
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.
“We believe Shakespeare is most successful when it becomes a part of the fabric of our community. Accessibility will ensure that future generations have the opportunity to experience the poetry, power and timelessness of Shakespeare’s theatrical work,” explained John Farmanesh-Bocca.
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. Interested in helping them provide tickets to young adults? Click Here for more information.
August 9, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, & 31
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
August 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30
All performances begin at 8 pm
Reed Park – Tournament Tennis Court #1
1133 7th Street
Corner of 7th Street & Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90407
Tickets: www.ShakespeareSantaMonica.com or may be purchased at the door.