SCSF Keeps Romeo and Juliet ALIVE in our schools

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Two young people, meeting and romancing against the will of their parents, believe their love and passion is so great, they make secret plans and impetuous choices that result in tragedy. Sounds like a story pulled from today’s headlines or an entertainment newscast – but this story is more that 400 years old – William Shakespeare’s tale, Romeo and Juliet.

The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival will be touring local high schools this spring with a presentation of Romeo and Juliet for ninth grade students, most of whom will be studying the play. The presentation uses just five actors and fits into a class period with time for questions and answers afterwards.  More

Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival opens The Tragedy of Macbeth

The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival opens The Tragedy of Macbeth, directed by Mark McQuown this Saturday July 14 in its new home in Towsley Canyon Park. The production will run Saturdays and Sundays through July 29. All performances are free and begin at 8pm. Audiences are encouraged to bring a blanket, a picnic and enjoy a beautiful night under the stars. Wine is available for patrons at the venue. If you arrive early you can also catch the pre-show, Hamburger Hamlet, an original script by Sarah Oh, directed by Dominic Marcucilli and performed by the Festival’s High School Apprentice Company. For more information, visit www.scshakespearefest.org.

Macbeth Murder, Mayhem, and Dinner in Santa Clarita

The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival is hosting a special preview performance of Macbeth on Friday the 13th. The event kicks off the company’s third year in their new home in Towsley Canyon park. A $25 ticket includes dinner provided by Outback Steakhouse, beverages, dessert and coffee. After dinner is a special preview performance of The Tragedy of Macbeth. All proceeds from the event support the free Shakespeare in the Park performances and their High School Summer Apprentice program.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, with dinner at 7pm. Pre-show begins at 7:30 and curtain is at 8pm. Click Here for tickets to the preview performance. Macbeth public performances are July 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29. For more information about the preview & dinner event or the performances, please visit www.scshakespearefest.org or call (661) 799-3378.

Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival Receives Grant

Congratulations to The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival on receiving a grant from the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation. The grant is in support of their free and educational programs, including the free Shakespeare in the Park, the free High School Apprentice Summer Program, and an annual tour of Romeo & Juliet for local 9th grade students. The matching grant challenges SCSF to raise matching funds. If their fund raising goal is not matched, the festival does not receive the grant.  More

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