Shakespeare Around USA.

 18th August

Much Ado About Nothing

Directed by Dylan Diehl
The Sierra Madre Shakespeare Festival Presents their 2019 Production of: Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare's classic comedy--with a "Dolce Vita" twist. This is a modern retelling of Shakespeare's comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words. Performances are FREE! Donations are gratefully accepted.
Presented in partnership with the Sierra Madre Community Foundation, the Rotary Club and City of Sierra Madre.
All performances are at Sierra Madre Memorial Park: Bring a Picnic! Bring a blanket!
222 Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA, 91024

18th August-1st September
Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival

Independent Shakespeare Co will present 10 weeks of Twelfth Night and Pericles and will welcome an audience of 45,000 from every corner of our city. Performances and events begin June 29 and run through September 1 at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park.
Independent Shakespeare Co. 3191 Casitas Ave. #130,  Los Angeles, CA 90039

18th August to 2nd Sept
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Directed by Willow Geer
The natural beauty of our Topanga wilderness transforms once again into an enchanted forest peopled by lovers and fairies. Comic misadventures, mistaken identities, and unrequited love join together to create the Bard’s most magical romp. The perfect experience to introduce your family to the world of Shakespeare. Theatricum Botanicum – 1419 North Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Topanga, California 90290. Main Office 1-310-455-2322 Box Office 1-310-455-3723

18th August to 21st Sept
Shakespeare in the Vines

We're thrilled to tell you about Shakespeare in the Vines in Temecula and their summer season of 3 shows: Othello (August), and The Comedy of Errors (September). it's Shakespeare in a beautiful vineyard setting!
Seating for most outdoor performances begins at 6:30 pm, show begin at 7:30 pm.
For more information, email or call us at 951-402-SITV (7488) <>.
Events 2019:
Othello                         9th to 24th August
Comedy Of Errors        6th to 21st September

18th August to 28th Sept
Twelfth Night

Shakespeare's delightful comedy of love and friendship, a gender-bent romantic adventure on the magical Isle of Ilyria. Performed with original songs and themes by Ellen Geer orchestrated and arranged by Marshall McDaniel, Theatricum’s Twelfth Night is a refreshing take on this beloved classic comedy.
Theatricum Botanicum – 1419 North Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Topanga, California 90290. Main Office 1-310-455-2322 Box Office 1-310-455-3723

20th August 6:30pm
Open Readings of Shakespeare.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

We recast after every scene. All skill levels and interest are welcome.
Written in 1595/96, A Midsummer Night’s Dream portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta (the former queen of the Amazons). These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world. Oberon, Puck, Titania, Bottom, Lysander, Demetrius, Helena, Hermia and many more—so many wonderful characters in this one!  One benefit of reading Shakespeare out loud is sharpening your cold reading skills, whether you're an actor or someone who just enjoys speaking and hearing the wonderful poetry and sparkling language! This Readings take place on the third Tuesday of the month at Barnes & Noble, Escondido.  Please check our website  We recast after every scene. The benefit to you when you read Shakespeare out loud is you sharpen your cold reading skills whether you're an actor or someone who just enjoys speaking and hearing the wonderful poetry and sparkling language.
Barnes & Noble. 810 W Valley Pkwy · Escondido, CA

20th August to 15th Sept
Romeo and Juliet

World-Class Shakespeare Under the Stars in Balboa Park
Barry Edelstein returns to the Shakespeare Festival to take on the greatest love story of all time.
Verona’s Montague and Capulet families have been feuding for ages, and whenever they meet, violence breaks out.
But when Romeo glimpses Juliet across a crowded dance floor, something different happens. Can star-crossed love survive in a world of rivalry and rage?
With a plot featuring a masqued ball, sleeping potions, and all-out brawling in the street, wrapped in a text full of soaring poetry, it’s no wonder Romeo and Juliet
has inspired countless adaptations, from ballets to movies to musicals like West Side Story.
Young love has never been as dangerous or delightful as it is in Shakespeare’s romantic masterpiece, brought to vivid life on our outdoor stage under the stars.
Tickets: (619) 234-5623   EMAIL:  
The Old Globe, P.O. Box 122171, San Diego, CA 92112-2171

23rd August to 14th September
Titus Andronicus

Carnage, insanity, and vengeance served under a flakey crust.
Revenge begets revenge in this gory play about the feud between Tamora,captured queen of the Goths and the Roman general, Titus Andronicus. Racism, rape, disfigurement and psychological warfare are all fair game for the villains in this play. See how LBSC handles the show that has left audiences weeping, cheering, and fainting! Parental Discretion Advised, Graphic Content  Phone: 562-997-1494.  Long Beach Shakespeare Company,  The Helen Borgers Theatre, Long Beach, CA

3rd September

 The Taming of the Shrew (part one)