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It’s Shakespeare Season!

With the equinox nigh upon us signaling the official start of summer, all of the theater savvy folk know one thing . . . it’s Shakespeare Season! Okay, there isn’t actually a Shakespeare season, but there should be, especially this year to honor Will’s 450th birthday. While Los Angeles does not have an official Shakespeare festival, there is no need to fear as there is plenty to keep you busy all summer long with the following theater companies producing the immortal works of the bard. Check out each company’s website for complete details.

The Actors’ Gang
WHAT: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
WHERE: Ivy Substation, Culver City
WHEN: July 24 – August 30
COST: $30 – 34.99

Coeurage Theatre Company
WHAT: “Andronicus”
WHERE: Lyric-Hyperion Theatre and Cafe, Los Angeles
WHEN: July 12 – August 17
COST: Pay what you want!

Independent Shakespeare Co.
WHAT: “Twelfth Night” and “The Taming of the Shrew”
WHERE: Griffith Park, Los Angeles
WHEN: June 26 – August 31
COST: Free!

Independent Shakespeare Co.

Independent Shakespeare Co.

Pacific Resident Theater
WHAT: “Henry V”
WHERE: PRT Co-op, Venice
WHEN: Thru July 20
COST: $25

Henry V (Joe McGovern) and his new Queen (Carole Weber) - Pacific Resident Theatre

Henry V (Joe McGovern) and his new Queen (Carole Weyers) – Pacific Resident Theatre

Shakespeare By the Sea
WHAT: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Hamlet”
WHERE: A different outdoor location every week across the LA area
WHEN: June 12 – August 16
COST: Free!

Shkaespeare By the Sea - Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare By the Sea – Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles
WHAT: “Romeo and Juliet”
WHERE: Japanese Garden on the Campus of VA West LA Healthcare Center
WHEN: July 8 – 26
COST: $20

Theatricum Botanicum
WHAT: “Lear”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “All’s Well That Ends Well”, “Much Ado About Nothing”

WHERE: Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, Topanga
WHEN: June 7 – September 8
COST: Starting at $25 for Adults, $15 for Seniors and $10 for kids

Theatricum Botanicum

Theatricum Botanicum