Are you into the theater? Are you just looking to be more cultured? Do you just want interesting live entertainment?
Shakespeare by the Sea is a group in the southern California area that performs plays from the Bard and runs programs, summer camps, and festivals. During the summers, they offer free performances of Shakespeare plays, always outdoors. Picnic dinners are encouraged at their shows
- why not bring your family and a light dinner for a performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream? Critics have also given praise for Shakespeare by the Sea's performances. Aliso Laguna News described a performance of Macbeth as "a great way for audience members who may not be familiar with Shakespeare to become acquainted with it", and TimeOut Los Angeles listed their 2016 performance of Othello as a "must-see".
Along with shows, Shakespeare by the Sea runs a summer camp for children. Shakespearian and acting summer camps are a great activity for kids to do during the summer. A theater camp based on the Bard is an excellent way for children to learn more about acting, public speaking, and classic literature.
Shakespeare by the Sea also hires locally and takes volunteers for its festivals. Auditions for plays occur in March. Shakespeare by the Sea also takes donations so it can continue to run its programs and give free shows to people in southern California.
This summer, Shakespeare by the Sea is running from June 10 to August 19, and performing the comedy The Taming of the Shrew and the tragedy Macbeth. Check out their calendar to see what shows interest you when you're free!
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