Hello everyone,
Shakespeare in LA has moved to an archive status.
I wish you all the best with your productions and endeavors.
You’ll still find occasional updates on Shakespeare in LA’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
When in doubt, go see a show!

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“As in a theatre, the eyes of men, after a well-graced actor leaves the stage,
are idly bent on him that enters next…”

-William Shakespeare
Richard II



8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ed o'connell
    Feb 25, 2012 @ 15:18:01

    Ellen Dostal:

    Thanks much for your effort. This is a great site.

    The On Stage list is good, but what do you think of a calendar, with months ahead open and filled as known? Each company’s performances could be assigned brief codes, so at a glance we could see everything upcoming and plan ahead half a year at a time. This could be helpful for many.

    The chance to see nearly any play usually sounds attractive, but most of us can’t attend every night. Rather, don’t we work in the shows we can, and try to see those special to us before they close, but still find that we’ve made our choices not in a systematic fashion but case by case, as we learn of their coming or remember their approaching ends?

    I also work with students, and it takes a while to get them ready to appreciate a performance. Since I have to schedule so far ahead, we sometimes miss out on shows that we learn about too late, especially during the summer.

    I’m not the programmer to do the necessary computer coding, but I wouldn’t mind helping with the plotting of the info on paper. I’ve already begun working on a June-July-August schedule of free outdoor performances.

    Ed O’Connell



    • shakes2011
      Feb 25, 2012 @ 17:44:31

      Hi Ed,

      Thanks for your comment, and yes, a listing further out would be valuable. I am working on an additional page that will list shows for the year by theater, with performance dates. It won’t be in calendar format for now because of the plug-in limitations of WordPress but it will give a heads up further in advance of what will be coming. I hope you’ll find it helpful!



  2. wigolosangeles
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 17:41:11

    Very neat blog, informative. Maybe we can post some on our site!

    I stumbled on your blog through the Los Angeles tag and wanted you to be one of the first to know that we are launching an event website called wigo events. Hopefully you can find some events to go to on our site haha. Our site focuses on a community of users in Los Angeles sharing cool events that they know about, and we would love to have you be a part of it! If you are interested in being one of our very first users please leave us your email address at the link right below, sorry its so long, don’t know how to add a hyperlink in the comment section haha. Once our site goes live in the next few months, we’ll let you know!





  3. shakes2011
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 19:00:50

    Sara, thanks for finding us! I took a look at your wigo LA site and you’ve got some great events listed there. http://piiqlosangeles.wordpress.com/ Hope to see you around town.



  4. Blaire Baron Larsen
    Mar 26, 2014 @ 09:50:03

    Hi Ellen – We want to hop aboard the 450th Year of our Bard by announcing all our programming coming up right away – below is the information. What a great website you have created. Thank you. Blaire Larsen Los Angeles Drama Club.

    Country’s Youngest Shakespeare Troupe expands to Four Plays

    The Shakespeare Youth Festival of Los Angeles (SYFLA) presents its Spring Season, featuring FREE performances of The Tempest, at Club Fais Do Do, 5253 West Adams Ave, and Midsummer Night’s Dream, Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Richard III at the Lyric Theatre at 520 N. La Brea. Noted as the “youngest Shakespeare Troupe in the United States,” the Drama Club has been performing full productions of the Bard’s plays since 2004. Ten years later, the L.A. Drama Club is a thriving non-profit organization, with more than 100 young people, ages 6 to 18, from across the city, “growing up with the Bard.”

    SYFLA launches April 5th & 6th with The Tempest, followed by Midsummer Night’s Dream on April 12th & 13th. Richard III & Two Gentlemen of Verona will run in rep May 3rd & 4th and May 10th & 11th. Complete details can be found at http://www.losangelesdramaclub.com



  5. Pat Hoppe
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 22:32:55

    We are so happy to have you back. As part of a Shakespeare class that is constantly looking for new productions, your blog has been a gold mine of information. Thank you so much for all the work you do
    Pat Hoppe



  6. Shakespeare in LA
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 23:05:10

    You’re welcome, Pat. I’m so glad the site is helpful!



  7. Steven Mark Popko
    Jan 03, 2019 @ 19:55:49

    So sorry to see you go. The calendar was very helpful over the years.

    All best wishes.



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