Shakespeare Youth Festival Begins April 25

Los Angeles Drama Club - Much Ado

Los Angeles Drama Club announces its annual Shakespeare Youth Festival Los Angeles, just in time for Shakespeare’s 451st birthday. The Season kicks off with Much Ado About Nothing and Troilus and Cressida, and closes with the epic, Antony and Cleopatra. Each production features a creative take on Shakesepeare’s original play with a cast consisting of children and youth of Los Angeles.

Troilus and Cressida is Shakespeare’s most experimental and sophisticated play about the “heroes” of the Trojan War and will swing wildly between acidic, bawdy comedy and dystopian desperation. The company has set Much Ado About Nothing, a popular comedy with unsettling overtones, in 18th Century California, early Mission Era. Antony and Cleopatra stars the children from Shakespeare in the City — in Mid-City. Click Here for reservations.

Performance Schedule
Troilus and Cressida: April 25, 26, May 2, 3 at 3:30 pm
The Lyric Theatre, 520 N. La Brea. Tickets are $10.

Much Ado About Nothing: April 25, 26, May 2, 3 at12:30pm
The Lyric Theatre, 529 N. La Brea. Tickets are $10.

Antony and Cleopatra: May 16, 17 at 2:00 pm
Club Fais Do Do, 5253 W. Adams 90016. Free for the public.

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Noted as the “youngest Shakespeare Troupe in the United States,” Los Angeles Drama Club has been mounting full productions of the Bard’s plays since 2004, where it began in the garden of L.A’s “Brookledge” – the private theatre in Mid-Wilshire that later became The Magic Castle. Drama Club’s founder, Blaire Baron Larsen, is part of the Founding Family of the renowned Hollywood Landmark. The youth-centric arts & literacy program was recently honored as local Community Champions by PBS and is part of a documentary that aired on the same network.


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