2016 Ojai Summer Shakespeare Festival Presents Merry Wives and Macbeth

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Peachtree Theater Company will present two productions during its 2016 Ojai Summer Shakespeare Festival in Libbey Bowl, July 21 – 31. Allan Hunt, from the Thousand Oaks Repertory Company, will direct Merry Wives of Windsor, produced by Peachtree’s founding director, Demitri Corbin, while Corbin directs A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Peachtree Theater Company is a not-for-profit organization that brings arts education to at-risk youth in underserved communities. Through community partnerships, Peachtree provides visual, performing, and digital media arts to school districts in the Ojai Valley. The company also pairs youth with veteran artists in full theater productions as part of its Peachtree Professional program. Past productions include, A Dragon Awaits at Ojai Arts Center Theater, The Oblong Man at Zalk Theater, and Love’s Labours Lost, a co-production with Ojai Shakespeare Festival and Ojai Arts Center Theater. With this festival season, Peachtree inaugurates its first Shakespeare internship program.

Also part of the festival is a screening of Shakespeare in Love on July 21 at 7pm.

2016 OJAI SUMMER SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL – updated schedule
Shakespeare In Love: July 21 (7pm)
Merry Wives of Windsor: July 22, 28 & 30 (7:30 pm) and July 24 (3pm)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: July 23 & 29 (7:30 pm), July 31 (3pm)
Peachtree Theatre Company at Libbey Bowl
210 S. Signal Street, Ojai, CA 93023
For more information call 805-272-5018, or visit www.peachtreetheatercompany.com

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A Roaring ’20s Much Ado About Nothing Opens in Ojai

The G.A.T.E. Players and Thousand Oaks Repertory Company present Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing at The Libbey Bowl in Ojai, July 6, 7, 8 and again July 20, 21, and 22, at 7pm. Each performance will begin with an appearance of Jaye Hirsch and the Ojai Madrigal Singers. Much Ado About Nothing directed by Allan Hunt, is set in the Roaring 20s, right after World War I and is a comedy about two sets of lovers, one battling an evil plot, while the other battles with each other. This is one of Shakespeare’s most enduring exuberant comedies, contrasting these two pair of lovers in a witty and suspenseful battle of the sexes.  More

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