Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Surfeit of Shakespeare
The South Bay gets its dose of Shakespeare this week. Or overdose. I really wish these events could be spread out just a teeny bit, even by a month would be cool. Three plays in a week requires a little bit of determination.
First up is what I like to call "Shakespeare At The Dump". Technically, the dump has been reclaimed and is now the South Coast Botanic Garden. This is the Shakespeare Festival/LA's production of "The Taming of the Shrew". What they like to do is set a play in a more modern setting. "Shrew" is set in contemporary Los Angeles with a couple on a road trip. It starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday, the 27th. Bring a picnic and a lawn chair or blanket. Tickets are $25 at the door.
Next up is Shakespeare By The Sea with two shows at Torrance Wilson Park. Friday night is "Antony and Cleopatra" and Saturday night is "A Midsummer Night's Dream". This one is free and again bring your lawn chair, etc.